Figuring out new and innovative technology in this ever-changing world can be daunting. For those who grew up in an age before smartphones, the internet and social media, using such devices can be quite scary.
Which is why you have to at least applaud the effort people of a certain age make. It’s easy to laugh at the older generation who struggle with new age tech but remember, you’ll be old one day too.
So you have to feel a bit sorry for this poor man who hilariously recorded the wrong footage, using his son’s GoPro, during his entire holiday in the Netherlands.
Proof that you should never leave seniors alone with new tech:
You know how it is with the older generation and technology, you can teach them as much as you want about it but they’ll still find some way to completely fudge it up. I suppose it’s the penance you pay for all those years they spent cleaning the dribble off your mouth.
It’s now your civic duty to show your mum how to use a smartphone and to make sure your old man doesn’t accidentally click a spam advert. It’s a war of attrition if anything.
Maybe that’s why you should never leave seniors alone with confusing technology, a lesson Mark Newman will have learnt after he lent his old man his GoPro.
As you can see from the near-seven-minute video, Mark’s Dad, Howard, had every intention of documenting his and his wife Jean’s trip to Amsterdam, the home of tandem bikes, total football, the Red Light District and decriminalised narcotics (you know what I’m talking about). But instead of capturing all the beautiful sites and locations Amsterdam has to offer, Howard ended up filming things the wrong way around. D’oh!
I lent my Dad my GoPro for his holiday to Amsterdam with my mum, when he returned it with much anticipation of me editing his footage we realised that he had been filming with the camera the wrong way around.
He blames the buttons being in the wrong place.
The video, which was filmed in April 2016, even shows his dad talking to the camera while he’s on a train.
Speaking to the MailOnline Mark admitted:
He’s not great with technology so I gave him a quick rundown of how the buttons work – not thinking it would be that difficult as there is only three – and set him on his way.
Upon uploading the video to edit I put it all together to watch un-edited to see what footage he had captured.
It was then that we realised that what he had captured he was just his face due to the fact he thought the lens was the other side.
Mark, being the cheeky son that he is, uploaded the footage for the whole world to see.
My mum was in tears laughing, especially as the bit of filming she did she actually got it around the right way.
I mean it’s typical dad behaviour, isn’t it? The only saving grace is that when Howard goes on holiday again he’ll know this time to film the right way round.
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