I found my mom using two different laptops simultaneously. I asked her what she was doing and she said that this was the only way she could go to two different websites at the same time.
My mother uses her cell phone like a walkie-talkie. She'll put the phone to her mouth to talk and then back to her ear to listen. Many times she's scolded me for starting my response before she had time to put the phone back to her ear.
Lindsey L, KU
My mom leaves her laptop charger plugged into the laptop even when it's not plugged into the wall because "there is juice (power) left in the chord."
Brenden Wenberg, Loyola
I uploaded a cute video of my parents' dog on YouTube, and my mom asked, "You didn't put her (the dog's) name in the title, did you? I don't want to be a victim of identity theft."
Ally D, OCAD
My mom bought me an iPod for my birthday. She told me, "It's supposed to play videos, but I don't know where you put the DVDs."
Kristin L, UC Santa Barbara
My grandma always calls my house (not my cell) and then starts the conversation with "are you at home?"
I had fairly bad eyesight for most of my life, so I ended up getting Lasik eye surgery as soon as I was old enough and had enough money. My mom apparently never heard of this procedure, so she was amazed when I told her about it, and is now always asking me how many fingers she is holding up while she is right in front of me, and if I can see the license plate of cars that are up to a mile away. She also tells all of her friends about my amazing "super laser vision".
My mom swears her name won't come up in a Google search because she doesn't shop online very much.
Andrea C, University of Florida