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!
Stephanie Peterson, Kennesaw State University
The other day my mom asked if youtube videos "expire" because one video she was watching didn't load all the way.
From the other room I just heard my mother shout out in frustration, "I so suck at clip art!"
Bryan S, F&MMy mom just got a new cell phone. She was setting up her voicemail on it and wanted to see if she did it correctly so she asked me to call her. I called her phone and she picked up so I told her to just let it go to voicemail. She said OK. I called back and she picked up again. This happened two more times until I took the phone away from her.
Kyle Kuhn, Ohio State
My mom has a Blackberry and a Bluetooth to go with it. When she talks on the phone using the Bluetooth, she still holds the phone to her mouth.
My mom just asked me how to send a voice text message.
My grandma called me a few days ago and said her computer wasn't working. I went over there the next day because I knew she wasn't around and started looking for the problem; she had said it wouldn't turn on. I had just moved the TV and a few other things in the room so I assumed I'd bumped a plug or something. So I got there, saw what appeared to be a loose plug, shoved it in, turned on the computer and it worked fine. Next day she calls again and says it's still not turning on: "It turns on for about 2 seconds and then shuts off before it gets to the 'Dell' screen." Confused, I go back and watch her turn it on
she puts her finger on the power button to turn it on
then proceeds to leave it there until the computer shuts back off.
My dad's status on Facebook always begins and ends with his name. "Karl is going to the beach -Karl"
Dylan Byars, James Madison University
At a recent family wedding I overheard my mom having a conversation with her friend. My mom was trying to convince her friend to join Facebook, as she had recently done. Her friend's response was, "I would, I just don't like to Twiddle."
Chris Fizzell, Walden University
My dad thought Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was good.