As far as my parents are concerned, I am an IT guru and, as such, I fixed my dad’s computer today.
Dad: It won’t work.
[I swipe my fingers over the trackpad, push the space bar a few times, then pushed the power button.]
[Computer makes that glorious sound that Macs make when you turn ’em on (heh).]
Dad: But it’s not working!
Me: What do you mean it’s not working? You have to give it a minute.
[Approximately five seconds elapse.]
Dad: What the hell is wrong with it?!?
Me: Nothing! Chill the fuck out and let it do its thing.
[Mom smacks me.]
Dad: It’s taking forever!
Me: You shut it down. Give. it. a. minute.
[Lo, all was well and good in the world of his iMac. I cannot say the same for his patience.]
Dad: Okay, now show me the funny stuff.
Me: What funny stuff?
Dad: You know. The funny stuff. On YouTube and shit.
Me: Well, what is it you want to see?
Dad (getting irritated and huffy): Like, the funny stuff. Like Ellen talks about.
Note: I don’t actually get to watch daytime TV, so what Ellen has talked about of late has escaped my attention. Also, I’m not a big YouTube person. A request of “find the funny shit” sort of threw me and I had my father breathing down my neck (literally) so I sort of froze.
Me: Um. Funny shit. Oh! I know some funny shit!
Then he told me to leave because he wanted to take a nap.
Y’all, my dad is a real charmer.
Anyway, where’s the funny stuff on YouTube, Blogosphere?