My mother always calls me when she is in the front of computer. Her annoying and yet pleading voice kept me detached in everything I do. She asks question I’ve already answered and demonstrated, numerous times. It is always how to log-in on Facebook, how to upload a photo, how to find the address bar or, in worse cases, how to turn on the computer. She is persistent to learn but I was not persistent to teach.
At first, I was eager to share my knowledge. After all, whose children don’t want to impress their parents? I was enthralled to the idea. I was even making a lesson plan and carefully planning what topics to be discuss per day, like teachers do. It wasn’t long before I realized that my efforts are futile. My mother couldn’t digest all the teachings. I couldn’t figure out what went wrong and why. Eventually, I pretended not to hear any commands on the fort coming nights.
Well, not all parents share this trait, even my fellow peers belong to this category. You volunteered to answer and the next thing you know you are drowned by questions. They expect you to answer every single one of their queries. Even if you did, the same question appears in the next few months with the same person who asked it. It is like an obligation to be computer literate rather than an asset.
I was patient in all aspects of life but they took that attribute from me. To be a teacher was my childhood dream and my hero. But after having a glimpse of its insanity, I vowed not be one. Out of the questions, I was tempted to write books with titles like Mouse for Dummies, Taskbar for Dummies and the like. I fancied how much sales I will make.
In this modern world, knowing how to use computer is useful. Many people are enrolled in a computer course. They are widely used whether in business or in personal purposes. However, no matter how a blessing it is, there will always be a curse out of it.
Disclaimer: All of things were exaggerated. If you are one of my friends, don’t feel bad. I’m still eager to answer your questions.