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I am a technophobe. There I have confessed and it hasn’t cost me a therapist. I never knew that I would be, I just turned out that way. I have the attitude that a machine is designed to do a job, it should do it without failing or being slow and without prompts. Unreasonable, I hear you say. Yes, absolutely. But I have no patience for the misbehaving machine. I don’t know its language and I don’t want to know.

Being a technophobe is a frustrating trait because life would be easier if I had a chat to the machine in machine language and sorted out the issue or called the right person to sort out the issue. Funnily enough, like everyone else, I use a computer at work and am often sorting out issues caused by machine malfunction. I hope that my office is soundproof!

My children will soon be laughing at me and chastising me for being so old and out of touch. And I will say “In my day”… At least they will be able to fix the machine.


Posted anonymously, 28th April 2015


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  • Sounds just like me. I’m not tech savvy when it comes to computers at all.
    You have to love it when something goes wrong, you contact a friend, and when she arrives and says “OK what have you done this time” ggrrr. Last twice they weren’t my fault – they were Internet Service Provider’s. I’ve since changed providers and after initial hiccup of mine no further issues. Hooray!!

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  • That’s what the kids are for!

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  • hehe my 12 yr old son helps me all the time with the computer lol

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  • Love the “in my day”

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  • Good for you. I used to be a technophobe too. My family would ring me to fix things. After all its what I did for a job.
    I say used to be as I don’t work in that industry any more, so my passion has turned to other things for now

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