The closest I have got him to social media is by signing him up on Twitter.. and that was only because he wanted to moan about a particular point during one of the Moto GP races. And I wouldn’t let him use my Twitter account to moan. 😀
Now I am a lady with a mission on her hands.. trying to convince him that Facebook isn’t as bad as he thinks.. In fact I have searched and there are some of his friends on Facebook along with groups that include ships he has served on. But no.. he is not budging.
Talk about kicking and screaming and refusing to go into uncharted territory…. no way does he want to grasp technology and advance with the 21st century.. except when it comes to his passion.. Television… Oh yes .. the love of his life.. 😀
Since Thursday I have had no voice.. and all I have read states you should rest your voice and the worst thing you can do is whisper or force yourself to speak.. Now when you squeak like a mouse and know damn well that by the end of a couple of words you will not be heard.. how do you communicate?
Well I came up with a solution.. if he joined Skype, I could type what I wanted to say and he could reply by speaking.. simples isn’t it? But no.. ‘I am not signing up for Skype when I know I will never use it’… was the bog standard reply. 😀
His argument, with regards to Twitter and Face is, ‘Why do I need to tell the world when I do this and that.. what business is it of theirs… it is entirely fruitless?’…. mind you he has only just got around to getting engrossed in his Kindle Fire HDX…
And that is to play Solitaire and read books…
I have tried to explain to him, that eventually the whole world will only be dealing with online stuff and paper bills will be a thing of the past.. his reply is .. ‘Well I have you to sort it.’ Of course when I pointed out that I could die before him.. his reply was, ‘Well I will wait until they knock on the door and then pay them.’ 😀
Naturally during the conversation I did point out, the benefits of social media.. for instance, traffic jams, tube strikes etc.. keeping up to date with things that are happening in your area.. but to no avail.. he is not budging.
In fact he said, if he could he would get rid of all phones.. that was until I pointed out to him when his mobile doesn’t work.. he whines… 😀
So if anybody has any solutions of how to drag a 1800’s thinking male into the 21st century.. I will be very grateful for your assistance…