When I resigned from work about three years ago, two of my conditions were a functional PC and fast internet connection. These seemed fair enough to hubby, as he planned for me to do his correspondence and web research. So oblige he did.
Not that I’m complaining. But he dumped the whole lot of web PC-related work on me. Be it clients to be emailed, new suppliers to be looked up, or a simple price quotation, it was iMoM to the rescue! (Again,I am not complaining, lest he gets the wrong message and banishes me forever from the PC! I love working on the computer and with the internet. It is due to hours and hours spent surfing the web that I discovered the wonderful world of blogging! That’s why I don’t want to be banished forever. hehe)
Anyway, he got so complacent trusted me so much, he did not want to have anything to do with whatever it is I was doing on the PC that’s connected to his work. I would attempt to teach him some Excel formulae, so he can do simple tables. I would attempt to teach him how to use Powerpoint, so his presentations will be more presentable. No matter what prodding I and sister-in-law A did, he did not see the need for internet access in his office. Nandiyan naman ang sexytary nya. (aherm)
A few weeks ago, hub got a call from PLDT. It was one of their sales people offering him a good deal – affordable DSL connection with free NDD calls for one year. The sales person struck the right notes. The keywords – affordable and free – must have jumped out and echoed over and over in his head. He immediately said yes.
On the day DSL was installed in his office, I received a text message:
Check your email. I sent you my new email address. Please send to all my contacts.
Aba, mayabang na! Finally. this will make my “job” as his remote sexyetary so much easier. We will be consuming less paper (and helping save Mother Earth in the process) and ink, that’s for sure. We used to print documents we need to show to each other when he comes home from work. Now we exchange documents through email. Yipee. (Does my excitement make it sound like we have just emerged from the Dark Ages??)
What thrills me more is now he can send and read his own mail. It took a while for him to get used to the idea though. For example, on some menu we had to get from a restaurant for an upcoming function:
Hub: I asked them (restaurant staff) to fax me the menu but the fax was too dark, I can’t read it.
Me: Have you asked them to email it instead?
Hub: *scratches head* Hindi ko naisip yon (I did not think of that.) *then quickly recovers* They might give the wrong email address, fax is still better.
Me: *to self* Oh, okay, he has a point. But I sense resistance here…
At least hub is on the way to modernization. One Two (he got one unit for each of us) of his latest gadgets are CDMA phones from Bayantel. When he told me he got us CDMA phones, I asked “CDM-what??!” (Will post separately on that later).
Kudos, dear. Keep it up!