If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, embarrass them and send it to parentsjustdontunderstand (at) gmail.com.
My dad and grandmother spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out why a particular website wouldn't load. It turned out it was an email address. -SmokeSignalSky from UGA
- I was working for Verizon as a DSL install tech. This woman ordered a wireless router for her DSL connection. When I showed up to install it she got angry and yelled, "It's not wireless! See? You still have to plug it in!" and pointed to the power outlet and the cable box.
- Scott H.
When my dad is trying to email something out I have to describe the @ symbol as "uppercase 2." -Art from Kettering
- My mom wanted some help checking her email. I asked what the address was, and she said it was with her first-and-last-name@ hotmail.com. So I tried and tried to access it but couldn’t figure it out. Finally, in frustration, I asked if she had even set it up. She responded “No, I just figured everyone else has one like that so I probably had one in there too.”
- My mom once sent me an email complaining that, "The Internet wasn't working."
- My dad was going to Europe recently. He called to ask not only if his laptop would work over there, but also if the pictures he took would be compatible with his U.S. computer.