I'm visiting my mom and I'm just amazed by the lack of the technology (and other things) in this place. I do thank the heavens for the neighbor who leaved his wifi opened, at least I can connect my laptop.... but here's the list so far:
Lack of sufficient power outlets:
There is only ONE plug in the whole living room / kitchen / dining area.
All bulbs are incandescent 40 & 25 watts.
non-existent, not even a window unit, nothing. And it gets to 90 degrees during the day, during winter.
Mom has no cellphone, no home phone, no pager.
There is only one TV, 13 inches that can only tune ONE channel... the local government station.
There are no radios in this place, no cd, no tape player, no 8-track, nothing.
There is no microwave, no fryer, no dishwasher, no toaster or toaster over.
And plain strange things:
There is a fridge, but there is no butter in it? WTF?
And there is a Walmart at 0.4 miles from here... and many other big/good stores. I'm gonna buy her a microwave tomorrow, and some butter. According to my sis, Mom is 78yo ATM.