Text message excepts with Mum…
Mum: Al, I wanted to know how to order something from Amazon. I pulled up the account part where you put your e-mail address and password, but what password do I give them?
Me: You have to make an account first and register it to your e-mail. Did you want me to order something for you? I already have an account. What are you trying to buy?
Mum: Tomato paste in a tube.
Mum: It’s for Paula, she saw it on the Food Network and wants to try it.
Me: Did you try going to the grocery store?
Mum: Yes, wasn’t there.
Me: What’s the product called specifically?
Mum: Tomato Paste in a Tube. I’m looking at it right now on Amazon.
Me: No the brand – wait, are you on .com or .ca?
Me: We can only order from .ca. Hold on. I’m calling you.
Mum: Why can we only order from .ca? That’s silly.
Me: Pick up the phone.
You’ll be happy to know that after a quick Google search we found the product was available in a variety of grocery stores. Now I’m tasked with the job of buying said product and delivering it to my Aunt when I visit next month.
Teaching my Mum how to text and order things online has been a humourous process. So glad she’s learning though. She makes me realize how much of the interweb and computer knowledge I take for granted. Also, she properly composes text messages better than any other member of my family.
By the way, am I the only one who had never heard of tomato paste in a tube?