Let’s face it – for those of us that have reached our mid-seventies, truth-be-told, there isn’t much that may embarrass, puzzle, or confuse us anymore.

That is unless we are talking about our computers. I would venture to say that most of us, unless we have a Computer Engineering or Computer Science Degree, get perplexed at least once a month with our computers. I have been at my wit’s end with my laptop now going on three months, but I digress.

Actually though, when you get right down to it – most of today’s technology – be it our computers, DVD/DVR programming, or even using our smart phones to the maximum, confuse us at least once a week.

We purchase these contraptions for our pleasure and the manufacturers have simplified their daily use until, that is, something out of the ordinary happens and then look out!

When a problem does happen, we old farts, usually are too embarrassed to admit we don’t know how to correct the problem. In addition, we usually remain silent as to exactly how confused we might be when it comes to fixing the problem.

It would also appear that the older we get, this state of confusion or bewilderment regarding our  computer usage is here to stay. Leastways, it does not appear to be going anywhere in the near future. And while I must admit, I have taken a computer course or two in my lifetime, when it comes to computers, at times I feel like I know nothing.

My knowledge and use of computers reminds me of the “Saying” that hangs above my desk. This plaque was presented to me as a joke many years ago when I was studying insurance courses (fodder for another post).


Perplexing, isn’t it?




About iglengel

Welcome to my blog: I retired in September of 1996 after twenty-five years as an Underwriting Manager (and one year with a smaller insurance company) and have written blog postings on the website Retirement-online.com prior to setting up this Word Press free site. Having retired almost twenty years ago I have experienced my own retirement transition. I survived and you will too. Oddly enough, now that I have more time, I am discovering various things about myself that I would not have imagined myself doing in retirement. Why does it take so long for, we as individuals, to stop and think about ME!? Join me as I share with you some of the shenanigans we have been up to since retiring. Retirement is and can be a whole lot of fun. Welcome to my site – remember – retirement is not the destination we are seeking – it is the journey! I encourage you to visit often, provide comments, ask questions and add your own insights. We are all on this journey together.
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2 Responses to Puzzled

  1. That really was too cute. It made me smile. Thanks for that.

  2. jadanner1 says:

    I really enjoyed this post. I must be honest though: I’m young, and I get perplexed about my work computer and cellphone.

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