Thank God For Teenagers!

Mike’s Common Sense

Up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane…No! Its your friendly neighborhood teenager!

Modern day superheroes don’t wear tights and a cape, and they don’t have a mask. They can’t fly, and they don’t have super strength. They just show up in tee shirts, and oversized baggy jeans, to save the day.

I am a middle aged guy, and at this point in my life you would think that I would be self sufficient; but nothing could be further from the truth. When the TV is stuck on Video 2, and it appears that I will be watching a plain blue screen forever, I call my stepson to figure out the remote. When I install a disc not compatible with my Windows 10, and totally mess up my computer, I send up the bat signal for my step son’s friend to bail my ass out.

The more and more life changes, the more I realize that teenagers are indispensable.

I am not a moron, (I don’t think so anyway), but the modern world left me behind not long after the invention of “Pong” in the early 80’s. Back in 1990 I needed my five year old son to teach me how to play “Mario Brothers”! I am not what you would call technologically inclined.

Now, the only kid I have left is my step son, if he gets married and moves away, what will I do?

I don’t believe I can buy a teenager over the internet, and if I lure them over with candy, people will think that I am a pedophile. I think I’m going to have to connive a way to keep my step son from moving out…at least until I get some grand kids.

4 thoughts on “Thank God For Teenagers!”

  1. hahaha good story of life. I must confess, I’m not a moron either, BUT ( there’s almost always a but, isn’t there ) I can figure some stuff out,,, TV remote,,, never needed the instruction manual. In fact,, one of my sisters bought a TV and Even with the instruction manual, I still had to answer her phone call when her son would leave it on Video2. So simple,,, click input. scroll up to TV/Cable and click the center O. Computers though. I got the absolute self learned basics. It’s not recommended that I install windows 10 on my laptop, as it has some age on it. I have till January to either try installing Windows 10 or buying a new laptop. I do however have to learn how to swap sh-t over to an external hard drive. I have so many pictures. Too many to print and put in an album.

  2. My youngest just turned 25 last month but all of my sons have been my Tech Saviors since they were in elementary school. And also my sister who works in this field. But honestly….I get you. They teach children in Kindergarten computer skills. One of my sons was in Jr. High when he put a power point presentation together for me.

    I admit…I am a bit spoiled. Before I retired one of my best friends was Director of IT at where I worked. His staff was at my beck and call. So I had my IT issues covered at home and and work.
    Now mind you….I have taken computer classes in high school and a few in college so I am not completely oblivious to the wires and reboot buttons. But I admit those classes were over 30 years ago and my brain isn’t retaining information like it use to. Anyhow….what I am saying is if there is a manual I am sure I can figure something out. Also….Youtube is my teacher.

    Hurray for all techy kids today!

    1. Hi Monica! I avoided computer science like the plague when I was in college. Back in my day it consisted of typing out 500-1000 cards without a mistake to make a simple program run. I wanted nothing to do with that.

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