Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? Do they use words like "MyFace,""SpaceBook,"or "The World Wide Web?"
If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, submit it here!
And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
Recently, my grandparents got their first cordless phone in their house. Not only does my grandfather always stand within 6 feet of the receiver, but he always puts it on speaker phone then puts it up to his ear, not realizing that everyone else can hear his conversation. After trying to explain this to him, he said "yeah, all phones have speakers. That's how they work. I wasn't born yesterday."
Mike R, Morrisville State College
My mom is convinced that cell phones won't work if they're too close to another phone.
Richard Hammond, Oxford
When my family and I were watching the Canada vs USA game and Canada scored their first goal they then showed the replay. My mom thought the replay was a second goal and continued to cheer.
My grandma doesn't have a computer so when she heard of a website she wanted to go to, she asked me to look it up for her. When I asked her what the web address was, she responded, "It's www, dot com."
Jonathan A., Iowa
My dad has an iPhone, and it has his email synced up to the 'Mail' button. However, each time I go on Safari on his phone, I see he has tried to check his email by typing his email address in the URL bar. Also, when we have company and he wants to give them his email address, he asks me to "give them his website."
My dad likes to have the latest and greatest electronics, even if he can't figure out how to work them. Every time he buys something that comes with internet, he asks, "But does it come with Google?"
Today my mom and her friend were talking in the other room. My mom's friend asked my mom if she ever got the email she sent awhile back. My mom says no, and explains that she must have sent the email while our computer was frozen, and the email is now "probably lost in cyber space."
Andrew D, UBC
A little while back I lost my iPod shuffle. I got a phone call from my mom telling me she found it but she couldn't find the headphone jack. I excitedly came home to get it only to realize that the "iPod shuffle" she found was an Apple powerblock, power plug and all. Her justification? "It fit in the box
My Grandma wanted to email me a website link, but she didn't because she thought "there were too many pages for the computer to handle." So she told me the URL over the phone instead.
My dad texts me the word "dad" to let me know the text is from him so I will call him back.
benny cabrillo, csueb