If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, submit it here!
And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
My dad asked me if I had seen a news story on "yesterday's internet."
I got a text recently from xxx-xxx-7750 that said "My new number is xxx-xxx-7750 (same number)" When my I asked who it was the reply was "Its mom. don't you have me in your phonebook :)"
When my mom likes a picture of anyone on facebook, she tags herself in it so it can be in her profile. I noticed this when i saw a picture of myself tagged as my mom.
David Levy, SUNY Albany
My parents double click anything and everything. It doesn't matter what it is. If it's on a computer my parents will double click it.
Aaron S, Iowa State University
My mother insists on calling every piece of computer equipment a hard-drive
then asks what that Western Digital thing is on my desk.
Thomas Kelly, McGill
Yesterday I was trying to show my mom how to send an email attachment. I told her to "click on the Microsoft Word document behind the Outlook window". My mom spent literally half a minute looking directly at the Microsoft Word file and said, "I don't see the word document". I pointed right at the file on the screen and she still said, "I can't see the word document!" I was telling her to click on the Microsoft Word document, but she thought I was telling her to click on the word, 'document'. She thinks that a 'Microsoft word' is a special sort of word relating to how a computer functions.
Connor O, University of Adelaide
My grandma needed to get online to order groceries the other day. So I got her onto the internet. I told her to type the website into the address bar. When I turned back around she told me it wasn't working. I looked at the address and it said "The Website".
Joe Gasparre Gasparre, Stony Brook