The Benefits of Being a Dinosaur (in a technical world)

Shaun called me from work because he had something we needed to discuss.  It seemed that a bit of a problem had come up that required a HUGE small amount of cash.  We went back and forth with the pros and cons until finally I sighed and said that I would send a check. 

My husband apparently hadn’t processed what I had said right away because he kept right on talking (but then again, the man does tend to ramble on) until he abruptly interrupted himself saying “You will?”.   When I repeated that I would indeed, send the check he started talking again…only with a slight change of subject. 

He told me that he didn’t really understand how snail mail worked anymore as he did almost everything online.  He didn’t know where to find an envelope…or a stamp.  Was he supposed to write a note inside?  Where would he find a checkbook? Did we even have a checkbook anymore?  Then he started talking about how to address the envelope in the printer because he could barely write by hand anymore. 

I let him go on for a while, before asking him if he had even heard me say that I would take care of it.   He had, but he was so intrigued with the idea that there was something so basic that he no longer knew how to do.  Sometimes he just has to get these things out of his system.

Luckily, one of us is still stubbornly keeping one foot solidly planted in the stone age.   I know exactly where to find a stamp, an envelope, the checkbook (I even know how to fill it out!) and can easily find the address to send it to in my Roledex.  I could have this done in moments.

Of course, there is the small fact that even us dinosaurs have come to appreciate the technological side of today’s world.   I’ve already gone into my contacts, copied the address and sent the required funds off through our online banking account.  It might have taken me two minutes.

But please don’t tell Shaun that…I kinda like having him impressed with how well I make my way around in the Land of Dinosaurs….

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17 Responses to The Benefits of Being a Dinosaur (in a technical world)

  1. I mail things so infrequently that I just run up to Postal Annex and pay 50 cents when I need to mail something.

  2. Lala says:

    Oh that is so true! Actually for me both parts – the husband that tends to ramble and talk through every little detail 🙂 and that supermom/wife quality that allows people like us to travel across timezones, computer platforms and even across the street to get things done for them…. and the funny part is that usually by the time we get whatever it is done… they are still talking about it!

  3. Bonnie says:

    I keep my feet planted in both worlds too. My favorite online financial activity is transferring money between accounts. It’s no longer necessary to find my shoes, my purse and my keys, let alone put my makeup on. Thanks for your visit. Nice to meetcha. (no I’m not from Alaska)

  4. you are not alone! i am fairly certain my D. has no idea where to find a stamp/envelope/check either!

  5. Kathy says:

    We women can soooo handle multi tasking and living in parallel universes!

  6. meregarden says:

    This had me laughing! Great post and having a little fun impressing the hubby is never bad thing!

    Thanks for your comment to my recent post! Thank you.

  7. Beckie says:

    Sometimes I think I have just emerged out of the land of dinos. I just recently started using a debit card – hard to believe, I know.

  8. karen says:

    Sounds just like my husband. …

  9. He doesn’t remember how to do snail mail? That sounds like a handy excuse to me. I wonder if I could get my DH to believe it.

    Nah.

  10. Debbie Davis says:

    Hi, I’m Debbie. I’m glad I came across your blog today. It made me smile. I will be back. Please stop by and say hello anytime. (:

  11. Georgie says:

    stopping by from allmed to say hello

  12. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Funniest post I’ve read today! Hilarious!

  13. Patsy says:

    Well, of course you will always know where things are and how to use them! After all, you are your mothers daughter!

  14. Linda says:

    That is so funny. I must admit to getting annoyed at anyone who gets in front of me at the supermarket and starts writing a check. I’m thinking, hello … haven’t you heard of a debit card? Swipe. Done. But I do still appreciate a nice handwritten note in the mail. I’m still old fashioned when it comes to some things.

  15. Jocelyn says:

    They way Sean is about snail mail? I’m like that about making dinner.

    “Where do we keep the pans? Do we have onions? How about a knife?”

    I’ve been off duty for years.

  16. Cheryl says:

    My stamps and envelopes are lasting forever these days. Same with the checks. And people who use them in stores? It shouldn’t be allowed!