WHAT DO I NEED THAT FOR?
This is very frustrating to young people.
I remember telling my mom how great and useful microwave ovens were.
“Oh, what do I need that for? My regular oven works just fine, and if I need to defrost something I just leave it out. If I want to heat something up quick, I just drop it in a container and then into boiling water.”
“Mom, you should have cable TV, you can get over 100 different channels all with crystal clear reception.”
“Oh what do I need that for? I just watch the news and my Saturday night movie...I’ll be darned if I’m going to pay for TV! And my reception is just fine. If it gets fuzzy I just have to move to a different chair. Cable TV… honestly!”
When she got a little older, mom would not even believe some stuff existed. I remember one day recording her playing with her grandchildren on a beautiful summer day. When I went to show her the recording she would not believe it.
“Look mom, I recorded you playing with Mary Beth, just this afternoon.”
“Oh you did not!”
“Sure did, look.”
After watching for a minute, “What is that?”
“It’s you playing with Mary Beth just this afternoon.”
“Oh it is not, it’s some kind of trick…honestly!”
Sometimes my son tries to show me new technology.
“Look dad, you could get Pandora and wirelessly have any music you choose in any room in the house.”
“Oh what do I need that for? My CD player works just fine and I can play five different CD’s and shuffle the songs.”
I think he has given up on me and the glossed over eyes I get when he tries to show me something new.
The other day while watching TV, a commercial came on for Hulu and Netflix and something Google that didn’t even need cable. To no one I heard myself say,
“Oh what do I need that for? Cable is just fine and I already get all the shows and movies I want. Why do I need even more choices? Honestly!”
I read something today about a car that drives itself. I’m sure it is just some kind of trick. "Honestly!"