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!


My mom recently signed up for Facebook but thought that every ad on her profile was a Facebook "app" that she should participate in. She submitted a picture of her and my grandma getting Martha Stewart's autograph to "Hot or Not" and shared the link on her profile because she saw "share on Facebook" under her pic and thought she was supposed to.
Natalie Y.

My sister was cleaning out our family computer and emptied the recycling bin. My father saw what she did and said "Oh good, make sure the bin stays empty so the deleted files don't eat all the cookies." I wonder how he thinks computers work.
Derrek Mangin

Mom's Text Message: "Can u go 2 niketown to buy a Pacquia shirt 4 dad size lrg? B careful swine flu."
N Lazo, UNLV

My father and I had a tee time set up at a golf course in Lincoln but we didn't know exactly where it was. I looked it up using Google maps and on our way there I said, "Wow, Google said it was a lot closer than this," and he responded with, "Yeah but maybe this is what he thinks of as close."
Andrew Hoffman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My friend came over with her laptop and I gave her the password to our wireless internet so she could use it. When I told my father he freaked out that she was going to run up a bill by using our internet all over the city.
Rachel Berman

My mother got my father a GPS for Christmas. He told me the reason why it wasn't working in the house was because it couldn't see the stars.
Megan M, CCSU

My mom believes you have to address the phone you're calling when you leave a voice message. For example, "Hey Sam's cell phone, I am leaving a message for Sam," then she'll leave her message. She does this every single time.
sam allison, UH

My dad has a Hotmail email and a Yahoo email. He does this so that people can email him at more than one address. Why? I dont know. Lately he apparently hasn't been getting emails in one or the other and this causes him to think that someone is "screening" his emails and deleting them from whichever account doesn't get the email. I logged onto his Hotmail account the other day to check things out and there was an email in his sent box that he sent to himself at his Yahoo address. The email read: "If someone reads this email and deletes it I just want you to know that I am on to you. You're a dirty no good sonofabitch and if you don't stop deleting my emails before I can read them I'm going to start a federal investigation into my Yahoo and Hotmail email accounts. Don't try me anymore, I've got connections."…..my dad knows like 7 people, not counting my mother and I. The best part though? I checked his Yahoo account and the email from Hotmail never showed up. So now he thinks someone read the email he sent and deleted it. I guess the federal investigation will begin any day now….
Nathan M

Everyday after school, my mom makes me email her so that she can rest assured that I'm at home, not smoking weed or something. I have an iPhone.
Thomas Frederick

My mom likes my status on Facebook, no matter what it is. When I said I hated my life, she liked it. She thinks that she's saying that she likes that I updated my status.
K F, CPSUSLO



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