Old People and New Tech

“This newfangled technology is taking its toll on me. I can’t get this damn machine to work. Back in the day you just plugged the damn things in, pressed the on-button, and voila. Nowadays they have these small screens with myriad tiny icons and who knows what the hell they mean.”

“Don’t feel forlorn,” grandpa,” Teddy said. “Most old people like you have trouble with high tech stuff these days, but I’ll help you out. And I’m good at it. I’m a scion with icons.”

“Did you just come up with an anagram for icons with ‘scion’?” Teddy’s grandfather asked.

Teddy blushed. “Yeah, I’m good at that, too.”

Evidently,” Teddy’s grandfather said.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (technology), Word of the Day Challenge (toll), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (machine), Ragtag Daily Prompt (myriad), My Vivid Blog (forlorn), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (anagram), and Your Daily Word Prompt (evident).

10 thoughts on “Old People and New Tech

  1. peNdantry May 27, 2022 / 5:56 am

    Brilliant! (Love the ‘scion with icons’ bit.)

    On topic: The thing that Teddy (and those like him) is missing is that even he will, all too soon, grow old(er); and he will have to cope with changes to the systems that he’s grown up with and is now familiar with – changes that, ‘scion’ or not, he will find just as infuriating then as his grandpa does now…

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  2. bushboy May 27, 2022 / 5:59 am

    When in doubt get a ten year old to help out. Thanks for joining in Fandango 🙂 🙂

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  3. Nope, Not Pam May 28, 2022 / 3:28 am

    I know the feeling 🙄

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