OMG I am so PO'd @ him right now
Lovey isn't one of those seniors who are tech-averse, but there are differences in the way we use technology and many of those differences are generational. For example, people who are peer-aged to him are are more prone to download crap to protect their phones or computers, for instance.
Because of his memory issues (related to multiple concussions in his youth, and being on chemo), we do have kind of a "tech safety net" consisting of such things as: each of us has the same model smartphone, and I try to make sure we use the same apps. That way, when he has a problem I know how to fix it.
We share use of the same desktop PC so that when he has problems with the browser or the OS, I know what the he's talking about *or* he can show me and I can figure it out without having to familiarize myself with someone else's customized settings. We do not disable the "remember my password" feature in windows or the web browser. When prompted, I opt out of that feature on my accounts. It isn't fail safe, because there's *always* That One Box Somewhere that you didn't tick/untick, that remembers a password when you didn't want it to.
Today, thanks to those settings and his propensity for downloading anything that says it'll protect the computer, he somehow got into my google+ profile and changed the email address associated to it. Seriously. I didn't know that could *be* done. I couldn't do it on purpose if I tried, and I cannot seem to figure out how to undo it.
He doesn't understand why I'm so po'd. My web-based student email is one of the accounts my google+ profile is linked to. I can't "just request a new email address" and make a new google+ profile; I've got no way to get into my student email and reassign it to a new google+ account. As soon as I started to explain this to him, he was lost. I may as well have been speaking a foreign language. It will take me hours to figure out whether or not I can undo this, and I'm PO'ed.
I cannot count the times I've told him: when you're using the computer and you get frustrated, don't download new stuff. Stop. Walk away. Ask me for help. It's ok to wake me up if I'm asleep, to help you with this.
What's got me more PO'd than anything is the new email address he created, because he couldn't get into the account he was trying to access. is a variation of the skeevy, pick-up line email address he used back in the day, on the dating sites. That, right there, flips my switch.
"Our past is a story existing only in our minds. Look, analyze, understand, and forgive. Then, as quickly as possible, chuck it." ~ Marianne Williamson