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!
You know the little image with the wavy letters that sites use to make sure you're not a robot? It can also be used to make sure you're not my mom. I have to fill them out for her.
Peter S., Iowa State
My Mom asked how to open the start menu on her computer and I asked her if she had windows. She replied, "You lived in this house your whole life and you can't remember if there are windows?"
Dylan Whitsett, Henderson state university
My almost 50-year-old father was complaining to me today that he thinks it's ridiculous his 86-year-old father just joined Facebook.
Drew Hendricks, UNC Wilmington
My parents don't have a debit card. Anytime they need cash, they make out a check to cash and go into the bank.
My dad thought it would be hilarious to RickRoll me. He sent me an email with the URL to www.yougotrickrolled.com.
Maria D, SUNY Purchase
My dad uses a Discover card.
Chris Billinger, University of Kansas
My Friend's mom just asked him to hook up the digital converter box for her tv.
Mom: So, do we need to do anything for the computer too?
Him (very confused): What are you talking about?
Mom: The computer. Isn't it going digital too? Don't we need to do anything for it to work tomorrow?
U R, Dartmouth
I work in the school library and the librarian asked me if I could help a girl print her English paper stored on her USB flash drive. I said no problem until she handed me the receiver for a wireless mouse and said, "I saved it to this."
I teach English overseas. One of my classes uses an Audio CD, played in Windows Media Player. The homeroom teacher tries to get it set up for me by putting in the CD, opening a document from her desktop in a word processing program, and using the "open" button on the toolbar to try to open the Audio CD. when it doesn't work, she hits cancel, closes everything, and tries again with a different document. This repeats three or four times until she gives up and I do it myself.
Maggie C, Uwindsor
This week we have a very special Kids Would Just Rather Not Understand:
My dad meets a lot of girls on the internet (match.com) so he tells me all his dating endeavors over the phone. Last week he was just listing girls he "poked" since 2009 started. He kept laughing, and found it puzzling when I wasn't impressed. I somehow figured that my younger sister had made him a facebook, and he thought facebook "poking" single women was funny. I eventually responded, "Do you even know what "poking" is, Dad?"Upon speaking those words out loud, I realized that he meant "fucking."My dad didn't even know what facebook was. When I tried to explain my stupid misunderstanding, he said, "A facebook poke? You're trying to fuck girls through the internet?!" My dad is a slut.
Patrick M, Columbia