If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, embarrass them and send it to parentsjustdontunderstand (at) gmail.com.
When I got a new cell phone, I called my mom to tell her. I mentioned it was a camera phone and she said "Really? Can you see me right now?"
Before my mom and I got in the car to drive to Toronto, she reassured me that her friend had emailed directions and we were ready to go. When we were on the road, she told me she needed to use my laptop because the directions were in my email. I asked how she intended to view her email in the middle of the highway and she responded, "I thought your laptop had the Internet on it."
-Jessica from Des Moines
- I received the following email from my mother:
"Aunt Carolyn has sent me two e-mails with those adoable kities from one of thsoe intersenet groups that you showed me last summer. Can you sned her the link to the group with the kitties with bad gramamr and spelling almsot as bad as mine?"
- A few years ago my mom tried to call my brother and reached his voice mail. She left a 2-minute message calling out for him to pick up the phone, as if it was being played through his speaker phone.
-Shawn from Temple
- My parents still use AOL.