Steve Harvey GIF confuses grandmother who runs to Verizon for help

Steve Harvey GIF confuses grandmother who runs to Verizon for help
There are some grandparents who know everything about their smartphones. Some can even put the most tech-savvy teen to shame. But it doesn't seem like the grandmother of Forbes staff writer Alex Konrad would be a member of that group. Konrad sent out a tweet explaining that he and his his grandmother, known as "Grammy," were in a family group chat when someone in the group sent a GIF of Family Feud host, author, talk show host and man around town Steve Harvey, who was shown clapping his hands.

For Grammy, who wasn't familiar with the GIF concept, the idea of seeing someone she didn't know (she must be a Richard Dawson fan) appear on her phone continuously clapping blew her mind. She wrote in the group chat, "Help??!!! Who is that person clapping above????? Why??"

Desperate to make it stop, Grammy headed to a Verizon store hoping that someone there could tell her how to make the annoying man go away. She summed up her experience at Big Red for the family members still chatting in the group. "Verizon guy was totally casual about it. Said it's 'Running in a loop' ... & said it would run out eventually. To which I replied but it will use up all its charge & he said "no — not at all" hmmmm leaving me speechless & perplexed!!!!!!!!!"

Eventually, Konrad explained the situation, and Grammy understood. Kudos to Grammy (who sounds pretty cool) for owning a smartphone in the first place (many grandparents own flip phones or feature phones) and for making the trip to Verizon. She never gave up and in the end, she learned something about her phone. We'd still bet that she prefers Richard Dawson to Steve Harvey on Feud.

 
 
source: @AlexKonrad via Mashable

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14 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He looks like the Mask guy, with a mustache. Smmmoooooookin

5. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Steve Harvey looks like Jim Carrey with a moustache???

7. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

If he was black he would look like Steve Harvey's son =D

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That’s kinda dumb, considering the Mask was CGI.

11. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

13. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

If that pic is CGI, that is DAMN good CGI for 1994 lol.

2. Rager722 unregistered

Pretty hilarious lol

3. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Richard Dawson > Steve Harvey

4. jefff

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Wait... people actually believe this happened? The things people will make up to get views on twitter. "Grammy" is so savvy she can use emojis of humans AND cats gasping, laughing-crying emoji to mean she's laughing sooooo hard, teenage speech: "Verizon guy was totally casual about it," but a gif throws her off so much she drives to Verizon? Come. On. She pretended to go to Verizon, the family got a kick out of it, and the dude immediately uploaded it (without timestamps, natch) to Twitter to try to get some followers and infamy.

6. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

So most of his 25.5K followers must have came after this "fake" situation then, right?

10. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

you act like a vast majority of the world isnt easily fooled by fake news or social media

12. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Where did I say that? I just don't think most of his 25.5K followers came from this.

14. jefff

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Yes. That is exactly what i meant by not saying nor alluding to that at all.

8. JCASS889

Posts: 483; Member since: May 18, 2018

i dont believe that for a second, gifs have been out for 15+ years

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