I spent every afternoon on my computer under the pretense of doing "work". Grandma was quite confused as I packed up my computer and headed down to the communal area to
"So you all share one computer?"
"No Grandma, we all have our own computers."
"But how do you all get on the... the... what's it called?"
"The Internet. We are sharing a wireless connection."
"A what? How do you do that?"
I wasn't sure how to explain it to a woman who still cannot figure out what an answering machine is. I had no idea how to explain something I don't fully understand. So, I did what I always do. I made something up.
I told Grandma the wireless connection was like us using a satellite to gain access to the same wave of information. I figured it was simple enough and sounded right, so she would never know.
She stared at me for some time with massive confusion. She did not say anything else or ask any questions. She just stared at me, turned abruptly and walked away.