Ask Gearographer: I am not an I.T. guy


Ask Gearographer: I am not an I.T. Guy

Dear Gearogapher,

I have recently moved back in with my parents and I don’t know how much more I can take; I have become their new “IT” department. “Fix my phone,” they bark. “Why won’t my laptop turn on,” they cry. “Why won’t Siri call Aunt Marge when I say, ‘Aunt Marge?” It is beginning to drive me crazy and believe me, it will be a short trip.

Just this morning my dad stated he wants one of those, “wireless thingies,” hooked up so he can watch re-runs on this new channel called “Next flicks or whatever.”

I used to think they were pretty hip but as far as the new technology goes, they are Neanderthals. What should I do?

Fed up in Fayetteville

Dear Fed up,

First of all, anyone who can use the word “Neanderthal” in a proper sentence probably went to school thanks to those Neanderthals and should be able to find a job. As far as helping them out with their IT solutions: remember, these are the folks who taught you how to use a spoon. I think a little help with a wireless “thingie” is way less taxing than teaching an uncoordinated bag of flesh how to feed himself. We suggest next time you get that laptop fired up for Mom; you use it to look for roommates on Craigslist. Not for you but paying ones for them.



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Michael Ryan

Michael is a full-time musician and freelance writer residing in Morrison, Colorado. He enjoys downhill skiing, traveling and attempting to play golf. He excels in the sport of extreme napping so if you must call, make it after noon.

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