Old people and technology don’t
always ever mix well. My mother likes to text me interesting tidbits like, “I just found out that Ke$ha is white!” and “What does ‘motorboating’ mean?” Suffice to say, these messages don’t always warrant or deserve a legitimate response, as I am a very busy person and always have a jam-packed schedule. Netflix isn’t going to watch itself.
A Texas mother named Sharon Standifird recently became fed up with her son, who wouldn’t answer her calls and texts, so she decided to take matters into her own hands. She invented an app that gives kids no choice but to reply to their parents by locking them out until they offer a proper response. It’s called “Ignore No More,” though I think a more fitting name would be “Muahahaha” or “I’m A Shitty Parent.” The app temporarily blocks texting, gaming, picture-taking, and calls to anyone other than your account holder. In short, we’re all fucked.
Ignore No More costs $1.99 and is currently only available for Androids. Excuse me for a second while I fall to my knees and thank the good Lord for the fact that my mother has an iPhone.
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