“My niece is too polite to call me old. I knew she was thinking it was a shock that I knew more about Zoom than she did. So I told her - ‘ . . . I might be a bit slower, but I can still learn. Plus I can explain what I learn to someone else too!”
Baby boomers took themselves to school during the pandemic and many of them are sharing their new skills with Millennials.
“My niece is too polite to call me old. I knew she was thinking it was a shock that I knew more about Zoom than she did. So I told her - ‘You are talking to the generation of folks that taught you how to use spoons and potty trained you. I might be a bit slower, but I can still learn. Plus I can explain what I learn to someone else too!”
When Jeanette went down from Detroit to Mississippi for a sisters’ reunion together she encountered her niece in a bit of a panic. Her teacher wanted her to put herself in a PowerPoint and submit a school project. While Jeannette didn’t know how to do that, she perked up when her niece said the teacher said it was easy with Zoom. However, her niece was struggling to understand how to use Zoom. All she was getting was audio and no video for a picture. If she couldn’t get it to work she was convinced she would fail the class.
“I said I’ve been to Zoom school - several times. I’d even say I’m intermediate with Zoom.”
After analyzing where her niece was looking and understanding why she couldn’t get video Jeannette chimed in,
“Open up the folder and if you open that you can see where you have the video.”
Her niece was impressed!
“Wow, how did you know that?!”
Thanks to Jeanette’s help she was able then to complete her project and drama was averted. Her niece marveled,
“I just don’t know how this happened. I'm a millennial.”
Well, millennials watch out cause the boomers are still shaking things up and making things happen!