i was downloading all of mom’s stupid photos from her stupid iphone to her pc, which was a fucking hassle (still not complete because apple fucking sucks), but in the process i found that she had not deleted that “selfie” from emily’s birthday, of her and me and our mothers, that i had very vehemently not wanted to be a part of and then very strongly requested she delete.
granted, no concession was made that she would delete it, but i mean i didn’t even look at it, emily saw it and she said it had been taken right in the middle of my saying “what,” so i knew i had to look incredibly stupid, which is one of the many reasons i don’t enjoy being photographed, and i wanted it deleted.
so i’m downloading all these stupid fucking photos and wouldn’t you know it, there’s the “birthday selfie.” so these photos aren’t fucking downloading, so i go online to search “my iphone won’t download photos to my pc,” and find that a lot of people have this problem, but i should download icloud for windows, apparently, because that helps some people. so i do, and it helps a little, but not much.
so then i go back to mom’s bedroom to tell her that this thing is basically a nonstarter, and i mention that i noticed she still had a copy of that photo that i very explicitly asked her to delete, and she makes absolutely zero comment.
then she gets on the computer, as though she’s going to be able to solve this dumbass problem, and i explain that i know that the new software helped a little because after i downloaded and used it, that stupid fucking picture that i explicitly asked to be deleted was on the computer whereas previously it had only been on the iphone.
again, zero comment.
there’s no real satisfying conclusion to this story, i’m just really fucking angry.