Friday, January 22, 2010

Cliff and his email

Cliff really didn't get hooked on the Internet until the past year or so, as a result of my introducing him to Craigslist and Youtube. I've created a monster.
He was enjoying it so much that a few months back, I suggested to him that he needed a G-mail account; that way, when somebody sends me a joke I know will suit his fancy (slightly naughty, in other words), I'd forward it. Now the wonderful thing is, I can send him jokes I've received twenty times; they're all new to him, and he laughs heartily at them.
A little while ago he went to look at his email and wasn't signed in. Since I can type a lot faster than he can, I slipped behind his chair, reached down to the keyboard, and signed him in. There were about ten emails there, but they'd all been read.
"You've looked at these," I said. "You need to delete them."
"Oh no," he says, "that's the ones I saved."
Why would you save a bunch of jokes you've read?"
"Oh hell, they're funny!"
Must be one of those Mars/Venus things. Somehow a joke isn't funny to me after I've heard it a dozen times.


Paula said...


madcobug said...

I'm with you on that one LOL. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I think that is a great idea...then when he needs a laugh, they are always there for him to click on...
I save e-mails I like too

Hollie said...

That's hilarious!

Midlife Mom said...

I think you are right, it's just a guy thing! I'm still trying to guess what you had done! haha! Let's see, maybe a bladder lift, that's sure what I need!!

Tango said...

After your suggestion, I gave Google Chrome another try. I have been using it ever since. Thanks Donna :)