Only Has Semi Knowledge Of The Colon

| Related | February 4, 2016

(My dad is an engineer for a well known phone company in the UK and deals with all kinds of (fairly complex) technology every day. He also writes several emails every day, so he should know the basic layout of a computer keyboard. He is also fairly knowledgeable.)

Dad: “How do you put a smiley face on an email?”

Me: *laughing* “What?”

Dad: “How do you put a smiley face on an email?”

Me: *shocked that he doesn’t know this* “You put a colon and then a closed bracket…”

Dad: “Okay.”

Dad: *a minute later* “What’s a colon?”

Me: “Dad, you’re 54 years old and you don’t know what a colon is… I am slightly concerned about you.”

Dad: “It’s the two dots, right?”

Me: “Yes, dad, it’s the two dots.”

Dad: “And where is that?”

Me: *facepalm*

(I then spent around five minutes after that showing him how to put a smiley face in his email…)

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