A Technobobo

I was a certified technobobo back then. Every time I remember my first job “embarrassing” experience, I still laugh about it.

But I always had an excuse, I’m not inclined with computers or anything related to it. I was an Engineering student, unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish the last year when my father lost his job. I felt the need to take over, that’s why… And even if we had computer subjects, they were so basic, and the computer units were limited. There were 3 students sharing in one PC, so I didn’t bother to touch even two letters from the keyboard. It was me taking the notes down for the group reports, whatever.

I did a night shift for the first week of my first job – in the Purchasing Department. Store keeping paper and other related works were delegated to me. That night our GM stayed back in the office, he approached me and handed over a floppy diskette and said that he needed those docs to be printed. I had no chance to reason out as he walked out of the office immediately. It was already 10pm at that time. I had no choice but to call my colleague who was a year senior in that company. The conversation went like this:

Me: Tita Joy, saan ko ba isasaksak itong floppy, saka paano po?

Tita Joy : *She clearly explained and told me where and how*

Me : *I managed to insert the floppy* but when I was trying to open the file, I couldn’t get hold of the arrow hahaha! I again asked her “Tita Joy, di ko mahuli ang arrow, bakit ayaw? Ang dulas pa”.

Tita Joy : Hulihin mo muna kasi ang mouse, dear.

And then we both laughed…

Whenever I remember that incident, I always find myself getting a good laugh. Recalling how much I have already learned and gained for the past 10 years. And I still am learning… I don’t get tired of asking and trying and trying and trying… until I get it done almost perfectly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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2 Comments

  1. Mitch!! Pareho tayo. I call myself the techno-idiot nga eh. When I go nga to the techie stores to buy stuff basta sinasabi ko sa nagtitinda, “I trust na hindi mo ako lolokohin.” So far, ok pa naman. And like you, I’m still learning. Nanay ko nga naninigas na ang fingers sa mouse (thanks to rayuma), feel na feel pa din matuto 🙂

    Kung sa pagbili, I leave it all to my husband, sya ang mas marunong. I only know how to use them, pero yung pagpili pareho tayo hahaha!

    Kung sa paggamit naman, like ng computer, marunong na ako, but I’m still learning. Minamaster ko ngayon ay yung PhotoShop.

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  2. Pareho tayo!! Photoshop ang kina-career ko ngayon. Bukas nga may software installer na pupunta dito sa house para mag-install ng software at para turuan ako. Alam mo naman dito sa Pinas maraming mga underground na ganyan.

    At least ikaw, your husband knows a thing or two about techie stuff. My husband, nakow, mas engot pa sa akin yun!

    Mahusay asawa ko sa ganyan, makutingting. Sabi nya nga pwede kaming magbusiness, videography, sya taga-edit tapos ako naman bahala sa graphics etc hahaha!

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