Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? Do they use words like "MyFace,""SpaceBook,"or "The World Wide Web?"
And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
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Patrick S, NVCC
My mom told me she sent an e-mail to my dad from her Blackberry asking if he had something she needed and the Blackberry adds "Sent from my Blackberry phone." to the end of her message. Then she showed me my father's response, "No. Sent from my laptop at work."
Alyssa Korenko, Cleveland State University
On the answering machine at my house, it's my voice telling people to leave a message. So every time my Grandpa calls, he addresses the message to me and tells me to tell my parents whatever he's calling about. I don't even live at home anymore.
Michelle M, NIU
I was texting some of my friends under the table the other day at dinner when my dad said, "Why do you text? Isn't it easier just to call someone?" I promptly called my friend from the dinner table to explain.
I showed my dad the BustedTee with Mao Tse Tung on it that reads, "LMAO" and he didn't get it because he doesn't know what LMAO means. I showed it to my mom, and she didn't get it because she doesn't know who Mao Tse Tung is. Which is worse?
My dad just learned how to burn CD's but instead of calling it burning a CD, he calls it "baking a CD."
I had to set the name banner on my Dad's cell phone to be the instructions to check his voice mail (hld 1,entr#5555#).
Kyle H., South Dakota State University
My grandma "pre-heats" the microwave oven for a few minutes before putting in the food.
I have a friend who makes his living selling things on eBay. When his mother found out eBay was laying off some of their employees, she asked him what he was going to do if they fired him.
The Swizz, University of Phoenix
One day my grandma and I were browsing through a Microcenter after buying school supplies. As we wandered through the computer parts, she stopped and turned to me with a puzzled look and asked, "Is a keyboard just a laptop without a lid?"
Maralee Bradley, Kent State University