Mr. Google

Mr Google

My uncle is lucky enough to live across the road from one of his best mates, Les. Les is one of those men with a wealth of life experience in just about everything. Everything except the internet. But that’s OK – he’s a bit older now, and has that ability to demonstrate what’s really important in life. Even if it is popping over the road to ask my uncle for the latest English Premiere League results.

It was a Friday morning, and stopping by for his morning coffee. Les asked “You’ll have to show me how you always find the score so quickly!”

My uncle smiled, popped his reading glasses on and replied “Oh it’s really simple, my daughter has shown me how to use Google. It’s just like asking a question.” Then he demonstrated.

The morning coffee was done, and Les continued about his day. The next evening, Les and his wife were coming by for dinner, and Les called out to my uncle as to what he was doing.

“Oh I’m just checking last night’s results on Google.”

“What?!” Les replied “Mr. Google works on Saturdays?!”

Jye Smith is currently the Digital Strategist for Weber Shandwick Australia. Ranked in B&Ts 30 Under 30, he's a regular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator who specialises in digital strategy, social media marketing, and change management.

There are 8 comments for this article
  1. Mitch Malone at 9:22 am

    Hah, solid gold, I love it!

    Reminds me of the quote from Jay and Silent Bob: “What the **** is The Internet?!”

  2. Oscar at 9:49 am

    Freakin hilarious, that’s a Google promo video right there. You script it, I’ll shoot it!

  3. Stuart Foster at 1:14 am

    That’s awesome. Really enjoyed reading this anecdote. Reminds me of a guy coming into a group of us last year at a conference and name dropping youtube.

  4. Tyler Hayes at 11:19 am

    Oh man, this is easily one of the best parts about dealing with someone who’s not familiar with new technology. I went to a pyramid scheme presentation once and the guy was talking about how nobody knew about Google or Youtube or Facebook when they began; therefore, since no one knew about his MLM product, obviously it was the next big thing.

    I must have been the only person in the room under 40, and likewise the only one that was offended by what he was doing/saying.

    Your story is much more endearing :)

  5. Jye Author at 12:15 pm

    So glad you all enjoyed the post :)

    Tyler: haH! nice stories. although I must say, i’m not one for ages ;)

  6. Kate Kendall at 11:21 pm

    Did you adapt this from a joke? I swear I’ve heard it a few times before, but perhaps you’ve blogged it before? *Kate is having a mental challenge*

  7. Jye Author at 9:30 am

    Nope! Was a real story from my uncle hehe – might have happened before though.

  8. yassir at 3:19 am

    Oh man, this is easily one of the best parts about dealing with someone who’s not familiar with new technology. I went to a pyramid scheme presentation once and the guy was talking about how nobody knew about Google or Youtube or Facebook when they began; therefore, since no one knew about his MLM product, obviously it was the next big thing.