“It won’t connect to the internet.” He should’ve seen this coming. “Internet Service Provider, like Comcast or AT&T.” “I don’t have one :-(” Ash let out an audible sigh of frustration. Twenty-five minutes since his mom had dropped the ball and dropped him into this hot mess. We have a good signal, you should be able to connect.” He sent her over the network name and password, it took a little more explaining, retreading the same ground more than once, but she eventually seemed to get the idea. Xx” He shook his head again and set his phone down. To his pleasant surprise, his phone remained silent for the rest of the night.
He placed his face into the palms of his hands and despaired. Maybe he’d gotten lucky and she’d figured out how to operate her new machine. Maybe he’d gotten lucky and she’d given up on her whole affair with technology? His evening progressed at least with a semblance of normality.
“That means it can connect to the internet wirelessly. It should have come with a plug.” “Oh.” A long pause. Thanks Xx” He rolled his eyes dismissively and set his phone down, returning to his subscription feed.
He had managed to get in a couple more videos without being interrupted but before long, his phone buzzed, again.
Whose idea had it even been to get her a laptop anyway? “You have to go into network settings, find your network and connect to it.” “I can’t find my network? The next few times his phone buzzed, though he felt a pang of fear at checking the cause of the buzz, though thankfully, each time it turned out to just be one of his friends on facebook.