Adam Ruins Everything
Jake and Amir
Parents Say the Darndest Things
April 22, 2008
Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? Do they even know what a text message is?
If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, send it to
parentsjustdontunderstand (at) gmail.com
. And, hey, if we publish it, send your parents a link. They probably won't understand what it is.
Those dumb bastards.
After I won an iPod Shuffle, my dad said, "Congratulations on winning your new radio."
After I told my mom I was buying a Mac, she said, "Great! Make sure it has Microsoft Windows on it."
From Steph, CollegeHumor Marketing Something-or-Other Extraordinaire
Mom: Do they sell a separate navy ink for the computer?
Me: No. Just that standard color cartridge.
Mom: Hey, there's a good idea, fashion colors for the computer.
Me: Yeah, that's practical.
Mom: Do they make gold or silver?
From Andrew (who gets a special award for his deft use of mom-ignoring sarcasm)
The first text my dad ever sent me said, "heykelbwhatsupyourdad"
I was watching one of those Zoom Zoom Mazda commercials with my dad, and it showed a shot of a mountain with roads that spelled out "Zoom Zoom" in cursive. My father asked, "Where did they find a road like that?" then logically amended, "Or did they just buy a mountain and cut the road out of there themselves?"
From Sterling, Guelph
My mom sent me a text message that read exactly as follows: "How do I send a te".
Parents Just Don't Understand
We like you. Do you like us too?
Don't ask me again.