3 Things My Grandmother Happily Fails to Understand

My 80-something granny is smart and loves to watch rom-coms. While she admires online banking and Google Maps, she scoffs and then laughs at a few things our generation indulges in.

  • Selfie: “You mean, you take your own pictures? What for?” asked my sassy granny. “Back in our days, we had photo albums full of pictures, not a phone memory full of stupid selfies.” Let the poor lady be spared from the introduction of SnapChat.

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  • Pokemon Go: She laughed hysterically on learning about Pokemon Go. This is how she explained about the popular app to her friend (another granny)- “Paula, do you know how kids play nowadays? They look into their phones intently and bump into trees, walls, and cars. At least we had better games in our childhood.”

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  • Tinder: “Oh Lord! What happened to the classy dinner dates and ballroom dances?” While she learned about the right and left swipes, she asked me innocently, “After the right swipe, what do you do for speedy dating? Send pictures of genitals?”

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It was my turn to laugh. By the way, she thinks that Facebook is the most unsocial network where people wash their dirty laundry!