Monday, May 7, 2018

It's Complicated



I'm Mentally exhausted Today... we went in to our cell phone provider to change the account over to the new Military Plan, which would discount us 50% on our Phone bills, so well worth the trouble.  And it was troublesome, so complicated in fact that Mental exhaustion and stress set in quickly just moving thru the convoluted Process.  A Process that took about three devices being opened at the same time, two sweet patient Male Reps from the Shop, another two sweet patient Reps on the Phone, Laptop time at Home verifying Military Service and then the E-Signing of numerous Documents, plus The Young Prince's assistance really doing everything FOR The Man and I, since we didn't understand a damn thing about any of it and were utterly Lost, completely confused and quite overwhelmed!!!!!  *LOL*  I also had to pay off all Leases, so that set me back a few hundred bucks, but that will be recouped in just a few Months of the Savings on the New Plan of how much less it will cost us every Month from now on.  




After about an hour and a half of complicated logistics and draining my wallet, we finally got everything converted and switched over... I was ready for a stiff drink and a very long nap!!! I'm not even joking!!!  Even The Young Prince claimed Mental Exhaustion... but then... he'd done all the actual Work and figuring shit out via E-Mail, E-Sign, Photographing Military ID for verification and transmitting it to Customer Service located God knows exactly where, but certainly another Country, and having numerous devices opened simultaneously to accomplish it all!  *Whew!*  I just think Life itself is more complicated nowadays, as a Dinosaur of Yesteryear I would often like a return to a Simpler Time so I don't Feel so Clueless and struggling to just keep up.   I tend to avoid doing anything Technologically necessary, only engaging when I absolutely have to and don't have a choice.





I suppose every Generation before me probably felt the same way, Change can be pretty rapid and Adaptation not so rapid.   Tho' Progress is pretty Awesome and Technological Advances are now so advanced to a Mind boggling degree that my Mind is blown by it all... I often dread having to try to wrap said Senior Mind around things I simply don't understand, fully, if at all.   Trying to have the Younger Generation explain any of it in such a way that I can grasp that it isn't so hard, even tho' it IS so hard... and seems way more complicated than it has to be... is a lesson in Patience... both mine and theirs.   The Young Men who helped us Today, including The Young Prince, did an admirable job of having the Patience of Job with us and walking us thru it for however long it took... which seemed rather like an eternity and was quite overwhelming actually.






Everything had to be in the Name of the Veteran you see, to Qualify, you know... my Disabled one with Brain Damage, and he had to Authorize everything that he didn't understand at all!  I heard The Young Prince audibly sigh and say Oh God as Grandpa tried to grasp what we were even doing!  Hell, I wasn't even grasping it fully once it got very convoluted in the transfer Process and trying to assist The Man to no avail... I was beginning to get overwhelmed to the point of a stress headache and agitation!   The huge reduction in Monthly charges kept us motivated to stick with it to the end, so finally Grandpa Authorized The Young Prince to do everything FOR him and the cell phone company people were okay with that too, or clearly we'd NEVER get thru the Process!!!  *LOL*  I'm sure all four Young Men, the two in person and the two on the phone, needed to go to a Bar and have a liquid Lunch after walking us slowly thru the rigmarole it was, to finalize the swap and be Done with it, much to everyone's relief!?    Dinosaurs with devices can be a particular Challenge I'm SURE!!!  I'm almost positive we'll be a part of somebody's 'Story' Today!?!!!  *Smiles*





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Blessings, Love and Light from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

8 comments:

  1. Ha! Ha! This is hilarious, but also I feel your pain!
    I too struggle to get my head around it all.
    I often try and think of things I know that my kids don't, to make me feel better.
    But stuff I know about like cassette tapes etc are totally irrelevant today! Glad it all turned out ok.
    xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. I know Jack, I'm such a wealth of mostly USELESS irrelevant information by Today's standards! winks

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  2. Whew1 Mission Accomplished! Good for all of you!

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    1. I was never so relieved to get THAT Mission accomplished... it was beginning to feel like Mission Impossible! smiles

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  3. Good thing the prince was there to help. My kids are a wealth of information to help when it comes to technological things but I also teach then how to do things without the use of Technology because you can't always rely on a computer or phone. Thanks also for the encouragement about moving to a new place we're getting there with being in our full comfort zone.

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    1. I think you do have a wonderful opportunity at your new location to make a Forever Home Holly! Raising Grandkids I also teach them how to do some things Old School Style... winks.

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  4. I have no one to walk me through the processes at ATT. I get to feeling exhausted on the way there.

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  5. Aw, Dawn. I've been missing reading blogs for the last 2-3 weeks...and thinking of your gorgeous pictures. I'm glad the young Prince was such a help---interesting my 'special' child---with issues is an account manager with AT&T because he does have the patience of Job with others, that was never extended to him. We learn from others on how to treat and be treated. Kudos to you all!

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