This Grandmother’s Polite Google Search Will Make You Smile
Miss Manners would be proud.
Most of us take the Internet for granted—we have so much information at our fingertips, and never consider why or how it arrives on our screens. One woman, however, certainly appreciates Google's hard work. May Ashworth, an 86-year-old resident of England, has been conducting the most polite Google searches of all time.
When visiting his grandmother at her home, Ashworth's grandson Ben noticed her computer was open to her latest Google search. It read: "please translate these roman numerals... thank you." He thought it was adorable, so he tweeted out the image to his friends. The tweet went viral, and now has more than 30,000 retweets and 40,000 favorites.
The pair spoke to CBC News about the incredible response. When explaining her search, Ashworth simply said: "I thought, well somebody's put it in, so you're thanking them."
Her kind request caught the attention of Google UK and Google's Twitter feeds as well.
Maybe this is more evidence we should all be more polite online.