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!
My dad saved all the "free trial of AOL" disks he received in the mail for the past 10 years. Approx. 40 CDs. "Just in Case."
Erik A, Illinois State
Whenever I tell my mom a URL or an e-mail address, she still asks, "Is that all one word or are there spaces in that?"
My dad's been using computers for almost 5 years now, but he still types with 2 fingers because he claims it's typing with "pinpoint accuracy."
Marley Burr, UVM
My grandfathers calls batteries, "bat-trees."
My Mom had about a year's worth of voicemails on her cell phone, so I tried to teach her how to check them by pressing 1 then the 'Talk' button. Well I said "Press one," which she did. Then I said, "Now, 'Talk'," and she just stared at the phone. So I repeated " 'Talk' Mom!" and she screamed "Hello!? Messages!" into the phone. Scared the shit out of me.
Matt Rogers, University of Redlands
Tonight, while my mom was trying to figure out how to use her facebook, my dad shouted, "I want a MyFaceSpace too!!"Then asked, "Am I on there?"
My mother sends E-Cards.
Matthew Ghelli, Keene State College
I drove two hours to surprise visit my Grandma. I was sitting in her driveway and I could see her standing in the kitchen. I proceeded to call her cell phone to tell her to open the garage door. She answers the phone and I say, "Hey Meme I can see you. You should go open the garage door". Her response, "Really? No one else has been able to see me. I was beginning to think this new camera phone I got was broken."
My mom has a 6 disc CD changer in her car and she thinks that in order to listen to the radio she has to take out all six of the CDs first.
Erica W, University of Michigan Ann Arbor