Let me just say I felt a mixture of inspiration and shame!
Shame that I have friends who say "I'm not good with technology" and inspiration to work hard on learning how to build apps (I signed up to a course two weeks ago).
How did this transpire?
I was at the library.
The old lady called up the Librarian to ask how she could do something. The Librarian failed then called another Librarian who in turn failed. The old lady insisted that she had done the very thing she was asking for help with on that very computer earlier that afternoon.
After 15 minutes, I couldn't stand it anymore and being the nosey busy-body that I am, I asked if I could help.
It turned out she wanted to print a panel of pictures and she wanted to bring up the "print Wizard" that she had seen before. I tried a few things and within seconds I thought I might not be able to help her but I'm nothing if I'm not persistent. In about three minutes I solved her problems.
I had observed that the old lady was rather confident in her use of computers and I told her so. She said, in a slightly posh voice, "I have one at home you see, I'm rather daring."
I asked her where she'd learnt and she said she took a course in 1997 and also took a course on Photoshop at which point she produced a picture of her with Stalin. It still hadn't clicked that it was photoshoped.
"When was this?" I asked.
"Well for him, it's 1951 and for me it's 1968".
Guys and dolls, if you ever utter the words, "I'm not good with technology", Triple shame on you!
We all have to grow old but we never have to stop learning!
By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I'm always thinking, debating, considering and revising my views - some of those deliberations will be shared right here.