If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, embarrass them and send it to parentsjustdontunderstand (at) gmail.com.
My aunt asked why her wireless router wasn't working. I went to check it out, and she had the cable modem plugged directly into the laptop and nothing but the power plugged into the wireless router. I explained to her that she needed to plug the modem into the wireless router and she responded, "So now I am going to have to carry around that stupid box everywhere I go?"
I let my mom borrow my laptop one day and when she brought it back she was angry about how the "stupid thing didn't work" and "the touch screen was unresponsive." I don't have a touch screen.
- Once I was supposed to be doing a project for school, but all my friends were on AIM. Hours passed and I had done little on my project, so my father screams at the top of his lungs, "Matt if you don't start working on your project I'll unplug your A-I-M!"
My 75-year-old grandfather just bought a laptop so he could learn to use the Internet. I got an empty email from him yesterday, and the subject heading was, "Andrew what does it mean when it asks 'are you sure you want to send an empty message' when i click on the send button??? love grandad"
-Andrew S. from Frostburg