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?"
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!
Chase Page, Ball State
My dad asked me how to turn his phone to vibrate. I told him he could press and hold the * button till the phone vibrated. He asked me how he would know if it worked .
My dad thinks that when we get hang up calls on our home phone it means that people are lurking outside to see if we're home so they can rob us.
I work as a real estate assistant in the city and I gave my boss the number of a realtor to call (his name was something like Jon Chu so she knew he was a man). When she called him it went to his voice mail and she hung up saying that I gave her the wrong number. When I asked how she came to that conclusion she said that there was a woman on the other end saying his number and instructions for leaving a message. It took me about 5 minutes to explain what automated voicemail was.
Natalie Repetto, SFU
My co-worker refuses to open his flip phone when he receives a missed call from a number he doesn't know because it might get erased. He instead writes the number down from the small screen so he can call it back later.
The other day I texted my mom and asked her to text me the phone number for the hotel I was staying at that night. I received the following responses:"Ok Ill look."".""I found it but i dont know how to type numbers."
Adam Telian, Tufts
I got a text message from my dad asking me what it meant when someone says w00t!! in a text message. I couldn't figure out which was more funny, my dad asking me that or sitting there trying to figure out who texted w00t!! to my 51 year old dad.
Nick Cornell, University of Colorado
My mum has somehow signed herself up for a Facebook account. Her network is Huntington, WV. We live in Canada.
When my grandfather gets emails, he sends the emails back after he reads them so his friend can send it to someone else. Apparently all of his friends do this too.
I told my dad that I am buying an Apple laptop and will probably go with a MacBook. After a puzzled look he asked me if McDonalds is partnering with apple. I said no and he replied, "Then why is it called a Mcbook?" After correcting him 3 times, he still calls it a Mcbook.
Andy T, Moorhead State
Today my Mom asked what Tweeter was, and my Dad confidently responded, "It's texting."
Justin D, none