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?

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Those dumb bastards.


My mother has had a computer for several years, and uses it quite regularly to type documents. I discovered recently that she has a single word document on which she has typed everything ever. She just scrolls down to the bottom every time she wants to write something new. The document is 223 pages long.
From Sam

My dad refuses to write text messages because he says "the buttons are too small." He will only use the pre-written text options. His response to every text is, "Thank You," "I'm running a little late," or, "See you later."
From Mike, Kean University


My dad thinks the only way to navigate to a website is to open IE and run a Google search on it. The worst part is that he types www.google.com into the address bar before he types his other website into Google.
From Ryan, VSCC

When my mom decided that she should get a computer, she said, "I want to be on the double-you double-you dot com!"
From Zander

My dad friend requested me on Facebook. I thought it was no big deal until he began writing on my wall like he was talking to me. He wrote 20 "Hey buddy!"s on my wall until I told him in person not to. Then he sent me gifts.
From Dad's #1 Pal