Sunday, December 07, 2008

Transferring Alan to a New Computer
Alan's computer is near the end of its useful life. In addition, his Dad has stated that Alan needs to learn Power Point and Excel. For these reasons, Dad has bought a new computer for Alan's room.
Alan has vehemently rejected the new computer. He has said that he "can't afford" a new computer. He has said that he can't have a new computer because his old one has iTunes. Dad has assured him his new computer will also have iTunes. Alan has claimed that the new computer can be downstairs but not in his room. Alan considers his bedroom his private domain. Unlike other teens, Alan does not appreciate the new computer at all.
I have suggested to Dad that all further negotiations about this new computer onto which Dad is loading programs be done in written form in short notes. This will at least spare my ears and also require Alan to give reasons for his rejection and perhaps make allowances until he is ready to accept the new computer.
I am hopeful that transferring Alan to the new computer will be as successful as getting him to wear his new athletic shoes on the treadmill has been. He wears them now and ties them himself.



Blogger The Glasers said...

I LOVE Excel!

My latest project . . . doing calculations and figuring out stitch pattern for a custom-made sweater for my pooch . . . It will probably end up with eight leg holes! LOL!

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