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My Pa-In-Law came to visit last weekend. At one point he was reading a small book.

Me: What'cha readin'?

Pa-In-La: The manual for the router I just bought. I'm trying to figure out how to set it up.

M: [Sighs inwardly at the cluelessness of this generation regarding the fundamentals of networking] Maybe I can help. How many PCs are you trying to connect? And is it wireless? You know, most of these routers just have a configuration page you can access through your browser, and you can set it all up through that.

P: It's a router for the hardwood floors I'm installing.

M: You shouldn't need to install ... wait, "floors?"

P: Right. Do you know what a wood router is?

M: I, well... Um, not really.

P: [Sighs inwardly at the cluelessness of this generation regarding the fundamentals of home improvement] Okay. So, say you have a piece of wood, and you need to mold the edges ...

Posted on January 15, 2007 to Conversations