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 was viewing a webpage with some html "how-to" instructions on it. My dad looked over my shoulder and said, "Somebody's site is messed up! What are you downloading!?!" I calmly told him that I wasn't downloading anything, and he finally left. I told my mom how paranoid my dad was a while later, and she said, "Well, that is a new monitor. He just doesn't want it to get messed up."
Christina E, Auburn Montgomery
My buddy's dad doesn't know the word "cordless." He calls it "battery-ized."
My mother once asked me if her computer could, "burn records." When I asked if she thought there was a vinyl press somewhere in her PC, she tried, unsuccessfully, to correct herself. "Oh, I meant tapes."
My grandma called my cell to wish me a happy birthday and then asked to speak to my mom. I told her my mom was back home and I was at school. She didn't understand how i could take my cellphone out of the house and still have the same number.
Zack Jaffe Notier, Tulane
My mom actually thought the cordless phone used up more battery making a long distance call.
Chris Robinson, SJDC
My parents are always worried about how clean my roommate and I keep our apartment, and so my mom likes to try and scare me by telling me she is coming by to check up on its cleanliness. Lately, to add urgency to this empty threat she will call me asking to let her in at the front door. The problem is every time she is calling from her home phone, and I know this because my phone has call display. Even after explaining this, I still get these calls.
Allister Cave, UBC
My dad thinks I'm some kind of computer genius and always brags to his friends about me. He just can't use a computer and always gets impressed when I find out something online for him, like I'm researching in the archives or something. I'm glad he doesn't know about Google because I'm an arts major and this is the only marketable skill he thinks I have.
Mackenzie Common, University of Guelph
I walked in on my dad looking at porn on dialup. In an extremely awkward moment, I taught my dad how to close the internet explorer window.
Blaster Smith, hard knox