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!
I used my parents laptop the other day and closed the lid once I was finished. This was apparently the first time anyone had closed the laptop because I got a phone call from my mom an hour later at work asking me "to not mess with the home computer and to put the screen back on when I got done with work."
My grandpa got a magic 8-ball during a gift swapping game at a familyChristmas party. We told him to ask it a question, and he held it up tohis mouth and asked "Where's Beijing?"
Charlie N, Penn State
When I was younger, my mom would tell me every night to get off the computer because "bad people go on the internet at night."
My mom joined Facebook recently and added me as a friend. My friend lost her cellphone so she created a group called "I lost my cellphone." I joined it. A few minutes later my mom called me on MY phone and said, "You lost your phone?! It says so on the Facebook!" I tried explaining what that whole thing was but I soon gave up because even though I was talking to her on MY phone, she still thought I lost it and was lecturing me on having to be more careful with my things.
This older coworker of mine was trying to figure out how to spell the name of a nearby town. I suggested she "check the internet". Her response was, "But it's a proper noun. Would it even have that?" I told her the internet wasn't Scrabble, and I pulled up the name with a Google search.
Nathan Ochs, Oregon State
My mom won't make a cell phone call unless her charger is plugged into it. She thinks that it changes to a land line and she gets 'way better reception'.