Well I can't believe that Mom is going to put up this video. She has no clue what she is doing. She got a new Kodak Mini Video Camera Model Zm1 and this is her first (and incredibly sorry attempt at taking a video of me)
Mom gets easily frustrated. She opened the camera and the instructions are mostly in Spanish and French, hardly any English!
After an hour of Mom trying to figure out the camera and writer's block beginning to set in, Mom went from determined "techie" to "woman who has no clue about technology getting ready to crash and burn"
She proceeded to call Kodak's support number to no avail.
While holding for an eternity Mom was consuming coffee like a banshee and was on the verge of a major meltdown.
I am saying "he" because Mom couldn't make a word out that the young man said when he answered the phone. Mom waited for the mumbling man to finish his opening spiel and then it was off to the races.
The call went something like this:
Mom: "Where is the on/off switch? I have never seen any camera without an on/off switch? How do I know if the phone is charging? Where are the instructions? How do I know what any of these symbols mean?"
Support: "May I have your name please?"
Mom: (becoming increasingly more frustrated and hysterical): "Do I charge this with the video camera on or off? How do I know if it is on? Where do I turn it on? I have never seen anything like this! Where are the instructions? Why is there NO on/off switch"
Support: "can you please read me the serial number?"
Mom: "how is anyone supposed to read this number? The numbers are so small I can't read them. I don't know... CD00 blah, blah"
Me: (paws over my eyes shaking my head from side to side) "Listen brainiac, YOU wanted this camera. YOU liked it because it was incredibly cute, the size of a credit card and its super thin. Now, deal with the fact that you can't read the numbers, get over it"
Mom: "why don't the symbols on the camera tell you what you are supposed to do with them? I can't figure this out! I have a blog to do tomorrow and I have no idea what I am going to do!" (hyperventilating)
Support:(laughing) "once you play with the camera you will figure it out"
Yes, this ACTUALLY HAPPENED!
Mom: "What???!! Once I "play with the camera I will figure it out??!! Are you kidding?"
Support: "If this wasn't helpful let me please give you the website address for support, it is blah, blah, blah, blah, blah"
Mom: "I was just there, it was no help. Thanks...I will figure this out. Bye"
Support: "Ma'am let me give you your case number in the event you call back"
Mom: "I won't be calling back...trust me! Thanks! GOOD-BYE!"
So, here is my Mom's pitiful first video....please ignore our stained carpet, it is from the Stone Age...there is no amount of carpet cleaner in the world that can get rid of these embedded stains!
Anyway, stick with us, the videos WILL get better!
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Love and kitty kisses, Cody