"Mom," my twelve-year-old daughter said. "Do you want to take the moron test?"
I tried not to laugh. "I don't think I need to take the moron test. We already know I'm one of those."
She handed her iPod to me. "Take it anyway."
I looked at the screen. "What am I supposed to do?"
"Follow the instructions. If you can't do that, you're a moron."
I suppressed a giggle and read the first instruction: Press the red button.
I did. Somehow I managed to do that correctly.
I was then given a series of tasks to complete - ordering the sizes of ducks from biggest to smallest, tapping colored circles, and adding numbers. Progressing through these tasks successfully, I was given the rank "average mammal." It was time for the next level.
"Tap the screen five times," it said.
I did. The iPod did nothing. "What's the problem?" I asked.
My daughter took the device from my hands. "You're supposed to tap it five times."
"I did," I said. "But it's stuck here."
She tapped it one more time.
"FAIL!" the screen blared.
My daughter threw the iPod on her bed. "Moron!" she shouted at it. "That's the dumbest test ever!"
Only because she failed, right?ReplyDelete
Ha! If Mama had failed, it would've been the most awesome test!Delete
There's a red button?ReplyDelete
Scary, isn't it?Delete
sounds like devil's machine that iPod, it does!ReplyDelete
It is. I try to stay away from it as much as possible!Delete
I would have failed, too. Don't try it again.ReplyDelete
I'm not planning on it!Delete
*LOL* I think it's the iPod's job to make morons of us all!ReplyDelete
Second time through is the charm?ReplyDelete
I'm not even going to test that theory!Delete
Maybe the ipod was the moronReplyDelete
That's what I'm thinking.Delete
LOL I agree with Christine!ReplyDelete
LOL! I personally think the test was moronic. (Is that a word?) ;)Delete
Ha! I won't bow down to the god of Apple! :-)ReplyDelete
You are a wise man!Delete
People waste so much time playing games like that. There are too many other things to do!Delete
How funny. Some of those tests and quizzes are pretty whacky.ReplyDelete
I would fail the test. I have trouble tapping with the correct force and speed.ReplyDelete
Maybe that's my problem. I use piano technique on the iPod, and it never works. ;0)Delete
Looks great. I too have undergone a test same like this in my training which made be fool.ReplyDelete
I am certain those tests are less than accurate!Delete
lol, gotta watch those tests ;)ReplyDelete
Haha :) That's awesome :) And yeah, I don't think I'd pass a moron test...unless it was to prove I was one.ReplyDelete
(From Sarah, With Joy)
You and me both. ;0)Delete
Must admit my kids wouldn't even bother testing me, they know the answer! Popping in to say hello as a fellow team member for MJ :)ReplyDelete
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
It seems like there is a sage lesson in here somewhere. I am just not certain what it is. Be careful what you do because the tester could turn on the testee at any given time? If you listen to the opinions of machines, does that make you a moron or genius? Or is it one of those eye-opening lessons for teens when you realize that technology isn't always right? Tests are for dummies? All of the above? None?ReplyDelete
You're making me think too much! My punitive mind can't handle it. ;0)Delete
That's awesome. I don't need an iPod to know that I'm a moron. I have a Zune. Therefore I failed before I even took the test.ReplyDelete
Haha! Maybe you and I should start a moron club.Delete
LOL!!! Oh, that's amazing. I totally need to find that one and put it in front of my hubby.ReplyDelete
That is funny, but you never have to worry about how you'd rate! We know you're not a moron. I don't think First Violinists need to worry! )ReplyDelete
But I'm a violist. Violists are notorious morons! ;0)Delete
Hmmm, it would appear that sometimes a test really IS defective.ReplyDelete
It couldn't be the operators, could it? ;0)Delete
Thank you! We needed that boost of confidence!ReplyDelete