Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? If you've got an example of your Parents Just Dont Understanding, submit it here!
And thank God well never be as dumb as they are!
I was running errands with my mom. We stopped to get gas and she asked me to pump it for her. I jumped out with my brand new smartphone, hoping to play around with it while I stood at the pump. My mom made me leave it in the car because, "You'll explode if you use your phone at the gas pump."
Michael S from Wake Forest
At the end of the school year, my Media Studies teacher thought it would be nice to watch a Harry Potter DVD. When she put the DVD in, a country selection menu came up. Unfortunately 'United Kingdom' is on the very last page so we told her to just choose 'Australia' because it was one of the first there. She then said "No, we can't do that. Otherwise they'll all have an Australian accent."
I was visiting my boyfriend's house recently and they had a neighbor over. The neighbor asked his mom why the browser said Google Chrome. My boyfriend's mom responded, "Oh, Brendan says there's a lot of googles." I don't think that's quite what he said.
Jenny Johnstone from Radford University
Last week, my boyfriend's grandma updated her Facebook status about 8 times in one night via text message. All the updates were just strings of numbers. I think she was trying to call people.
My mother just got a new netbook recently so that she can look up recipes online while in the kitchen. One day I caught her running back and forth between the little laptop and a pot boiling on the stove. I asked her why she didn't just unplug the ethernet cable and put the computer in a more accessible spot. She replied that she was "charging up the internet juice" and she had just plugged it in, so it still needed time to "get up to a broadband speed." We have had wireless access throughout our house for the past two years
My grandma always leaves the room to take calls. Not because she doesn't want to disrupt people, but she "doesn't want the magnets in the phones to swap numbers." No matter what anyone says otherwise, she is convinced this is how people call wrong numbers.
Sydney A from ASU
My grandma only has 4 contacts on her cell phone that she's had for 2 years now. Why? Because she was unaware that she could scroll down on her contact list and was deleting all of her previous contacts to "get to the ones she wanted."
My dad just got a new iPod and as soon as he got home he asked, "Where are all the songs?"
Patrick O'Sullivan from RMS
My dad told me he needed to download something off of his "website." After 5 minutes of confused arguing, I realized he wanted me to print a document that someone had emailed him.
My dad pronounces "Lowes" as "lulz." He still doesn't get why I laugh every time he tells me he's going there.