If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, embarrass them and send it to parentsjustdontunderstand (at) gmail.com.
My mom asked me to set her up with an email address, but she has never oncelogged on. She said she thought she needed one to be able to playsolitaire on the computer.
My dad wanted to get an HD television, so my mom asked me how much it would cost to upgrade their 30-year-old tv.
- It took nearly an hour on the phone for me to explain to my mom how to open, save, and re-open a file in Word. The next week she called me back asking how to save a file in Excel.
-Sean from University of Alberta
My dad asked me to go with him to buy a new cell phone. While we were in the store, I was explaining to him all of the new features you can get on a phone. I said, "This has the basic stuff, like when someone calls you, their picture appears on the screen, so you can see who is calling you." Hhe responded, "What if they are in the bathtub when they call?"