Wednesday, May 27, 2009

But the truth of the matter is....

If you've been reading me for a while, one thing you know is I love Macs--right now I am on the my Mac Power Notebook Pro--and I cannot stand PCs.

I say it's because Macs are so much more user friendly and reliable- (completely true by the way--my kids have their college savings in Apple stocks--so buy a two or three) but the real reason is, gulp, I don't know how to work a PC. At all. If you say 'right click', you may as well say 'hop on your right foot and press B' because it makes no sense to me. Why would a mouse have two buttons on it anyway?

I've been on Macs since before they were Macs--remember the Apple II. We had one. And then  in high my journalism class got the Macintosh--so cute, so easy and so perfect. I learned my Apple + commands quickly and never even considered getting on a PC.

Then I got to college and was in an English class that taught word processing, on the PC. I would go to the library, get on the PC and fight back the tears as I searched for the familiar apple on my keyboard to no avil. I stumbled through and vowed to never return to the PC.

On job interviews after college, I was direct. Do you work on a Mac or PC? If it was a PC, I ruled out the opportunity.

And life was good. I stuck to my system at home. Taught the kids how to use Macs and avoided my husband's PC at all costs. 

The other day we were at the car wash and the kids hopped up to the Macs on the computer bar. Dino, not being as quick, was stuck behind a PC. I went over to try to help him get over to Poptropica but I was at a loss. I didn't know how to control the mouse or how to get to the internet. A college student finally leaned over and helped us out. I am betting I was the joke of the frat house that night. 'The dumb blonde couldn't even open a window" Ha, ha.

So there you have it. A secret I have shared with my husband, a college frat boy, and now you. I do not know what 'right click' (and about hundred other PC related items) work.

Oh and I case you are wondering about my knowledge of Microsoft--don't ask. I am familiar with their names and if my software can convert them. And that is it. Thank goodness my software converts most of it ;)


mah-meeee said...

lol! you wouldn't be doing my line of work for sure! i work on pc with three buttons, including the wheel in the middle. or i can work on the old styled sun machines that actually does have three buttons on them! :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Oh, you are so cute. Did you see that the Mac commercial guy was on the Early Show on CBS this morning? He's so cute. But I still love my PC even though those stupid Mac people make him look like a dork.

Really, I know Macs are better. Their OS is better, even their marketing is smarter. But face it: Apple is a name. Buying an Apple is like being brand loyal to Wonder Bread or Ford. Steve Jobs is so smart and his marketing strategies have made him very rich. But I won't spend $2K for a computer that I can get for $750, with a different OS.

But I still love ya.

KC said...

LOL..I'm a PC sort of girl but from time to time I use my dad's Mac and I can't really understand it but as long as I can get to my blog I'll be ok. ;-)

Elaine A. said...

Well you know, many of us are the other way around. I wouldn't be able to find my way around a Mac if someone had a gun to my head (of course I might try harder to figure it out...) I do think that's funny about the college kid though. hee hee! ; )