The strange and funny thing about New Yorkers … is New Yorkers.
There’s a sister I know from Brooklyn who has a very stereotypical personality of a New Yorker – funny, boisterous, volatile. We attend church services together and she doesn’t live that far away from me, so when she asks for help, I can typically accommodate, especially when it’s tech related. Honestly, it’s always a mini-adventure spending time with her as I don’t quite know where things will lead. I often joke that we’re the classic ‘odd couple’ and today was no exception.
Incidentally, I did ask her permission to share this story.
I received a somewhat panicked phone call today from this sister – she couldn’t find her emails. We sat outside in her car and had a virtual ‘Abbott and Costello’ conversation about her phone, passwords, emails and technology as a whole. She’s not an ignorant person, just not gifted in this area and she had me laughing the whole time. These are the moments I must decide how much information I should actually share vs fixing the problem. For instance, one may consider their engine an eyesore, yet removing it is a very bad idea if you’d still prefer 4-wheel transportation. Everything works in concert together – same premise applies to her cellphone. Once done we ran a few errands – and yes, driving together is also interesting as I typically opt for following NYS driver laws. 😀