Do your parents not understandtechnology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurdtext 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) And, hey, if we publish it, send your parents a link. They probably won't understand what it is.
Because they're stupid.

For the past two years, every time I've called my mom's cell phone it has rung all the way to voicemail. The other day I was in the same room as her when her phone rang and started playing some standard tune. I watched as she just looked at the phone and ignored the call. When I asked her if she was going to answer it she replied "Yes, but don't you have to wait until the song's over?"
From Matt B.

I went to meet my grandfather for father's day and when I went to shake
his hand, he closed his fist and tried for a fist bump/pound while saying, "Less germs!"
From Anon.

Sitting beside my parents' computer is an address book that has 'email addresses' written on the cover in my dad's hand writing.  Inside are the email addresses for my brother, sister, and me, as well as my parents' own email addresses.
From Lindsay

My dad once asked me if I communicated with friends "on the text." I don't know what that means either.
From Matt P.

And this week we have a very special No-One-in-This-Story-Understands:
So me and my two little sisters were doing Bobby Lee impressions from his MadTV character that says, "ding, holla!!!"  And my dad thought we were talking about that Muslim god Alla or something and he kept correcting us and giving us like a history of the muslim religion…
From Troy