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?"
My fiance's dad always invites us to his house to watch movies and have pizza, which is nice
What's not nice is that he only buys widescreen DVD's and because they're "smushed" he presses the zoom buttom (x2) and we miss a lot of the picture. Also, whenever he sees something remotely funny he "rewinds" by pressing the previous scene button. It takes us 3 hours to watch a 90 minute movie.
Joe S., Fort Lewis College, Durango
My dad just got back from the Verizon store. He told my mom to check out his new "eartooth."
thecoolguy Smith, Westmoreland County Community College
My mom is new to Facebook. She decided to find other people with our same last name and friend them. One of the people she found had the same first and last name as my dad (although it wasn't actually him). She thought that was cool, so she friend requested him. He accepted. Later on my mom and my dad went on vacation to the Dominican Republic. When my mom got back she uploaded pictures of her and my dad to Facebook. She tagged the man with my dad's name as my dad. Well tha'ts awkward, but what's worse and more ridiculous, that man had just recently died. My mom tagged a dead man in all these happy pictures of her and my actual dad in the DR. Let's just say the other mans family was not very happy
Brian Weinreich, Syracuse
My mom thought Gmail was a new version of Email because "G comes after E."
Brooks Clensy, University of Toledo
Whenever my mom wants to send an email and an attachment, she sends an email with her message, then sends the attachment in a separate email "so she has enough space."
Blake Robertson, University of Maryland
Recently, a student at my university accidentally sent out an email to the 400 or so people in my course by accident instead of the lecturer. Here is how the lecturer responded:Hi Chloe,can I please draw your attention to the fact that you have not just emailed only me on this matter but ALL 400 PEOPLE enrolled in this course!Could you please make sure that you only use individual email addresses if emailing only some of the individuals!Regards,Lecturer.No one knows why the lecturer decided to email a response to all 400 of us with an email beginning with "Hi Chloe".
Whenever my mom has to call me back, she asks if I will be around to pick up the phone when she calls later. I only have a cell phone. Sometimes I tell her I'll be out of the house and won't be able to pick up.
My grandmother thinks you can only buy batteries from Radio Shack.
Leigh H, Marist
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