I am going to post a email thread.
I am feeling very hurt right now, and will explain after the thread:
To preface, a teacher had a problem. I could not VNC into her computer because the password had changed (VNC is a program used to control peoples computers remotely).
I needed the password changed without me having to walk half a mile to do it myself.
so, I sent these instructions:
ok, i need your help big time here, and i know you can do it...
look on your screen, near your clock in the lower right hand corner...
you will see a little icon that is white, and it will look like it has the letters V N C on it...
put your mouse on top of this icon, press your RIGHT mouse button one time, and go to PROPERTIES
find a field that says PASSWORD or a button that says "set password"
make the password 1, thats right, just the number 1
you may have to type it in two fields if another one says "retype password"
press ok and let me know when you have done this...
may sound hard, but is very easy
ok, to which she replies:
I do not like to be talked down to; I am not an idiot just not as computer savvy as you are. I asked for your help because I thought that was your job!
Now guys, I love you all. And if I were being belitting, I would tell you. But I know, in my christian heart, that when I wrote that email, IN NO WAY was I trying to belittle here...
Here was my responce:
In no WAY was I trying to talk down to you!
I would never do that to anyon and if what I said appeared to be that way I apologize.
I tried to make my last email as easy as possible to read and understand. I can understand how you may think that the first line "I need your help big time here, and I know you can do it..." may have been taken as me talking down to you, but it was honestly meant in no way to belittle you at all.
Perhaps my last line: "may sound hard, but is very easy" sounded belittling, but it was not intended to be at all.
In my experience here, most teachers need encouragement to do tasks that they are not used to doing. Doing things that aren't in their realm of expertise can be daunting to most of them. When I offer instructions, I try to be as encouraging as possible.
I am sorry you took my tone to be something that it was not.
do i HAVE to be the bigger man and go down there and apologize in PERSON??? SHE JUDGED MY HEART AND WAS WRONG!!!