Technology…always making our lives better!
“I’m going to plug in my new iPod,” said Elizabeth as we were driving back to the country. The following conversation ensued:
“Let’s see, you just plug this into the cigarette lighter, I think….”
“Better read the directions,” said Edward.
“Where are the directions? I thought they were in the box…”
“I don’t see them.”
“They have to be here somewhere… Well, maybe I can figure this out… It’s supposed to work through the radio.”
“What do you mean, ‘through’ the radio…it just uses the radio’s speakers…”
“Yes, but it has to connect to them somehow.”
“Maybe you’ve got to wire it in…”
“Wire it in? How would I do that? I’m not going to take the radio apart…”
“Wait…here are the directions…I found them…problem solved…
“Let’s see…you set the radio to a station. It says the station should have a lot of static…”
“We’ve been listening to static…that’s all we get anyway on that stupid radio.
“Oh, be quiet…I’m just following the directions.”
“Well, I don’t hear anything…Mom, you changed the station.”
“Oh, no wonder… There. Now, I’ve got the station set…on the iPod…and on the radio… Hmmm… Still nothing.”
“Mom…you’ve got the iPod on pause.”
“Why isn’t it working…?”
A half hour later.
“I did re-read the directions,” said Mom.
“Well, you didn’t read them very well. It’s still not working.”
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