Adam Ruins Everything
Jake and Amir
Parents Just Don't Understand: 7/8
July 8, 2009
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?"
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And thank God we'll never be as dumb as they are!
My mom asked me to help her check her voicemail because she kept getting the message saying the mailbox was full. I showed her how to press "1" and put in her password and then we listened to the messages: two were from my dad. The third was from my mom herself saying "Oh hey, it's just me checking my messages "
Jessica Montgomery, University of Alberta
My professor's Facebook status this morning was: "what exactly is a 'poke?' before i do it to anybody, i need to know what happens thx"
I just saw an old guy working out with a discman inside a fanny pack.
Kevin Elliott, Creighton
One time I opened a Firefox window, minimized it to look at something else, and then brought it back up again. My mom freaked out and yelled, "You just wasted twenty dollars!" "Huh?" I eloquently replied. "It costs twenty dollars every time you open up The Internet," she continued. "Our plan costs twenty dollars." I assured her that this was a monthly charge, but she remained unconvinced. She demanded that I repay her $20 for "wasting The Internet," and then reminded me to "turn it off as soon as you're done with it, we don't want to use more than we absolutely need."
My mom asked me if her texts to people show up on their Facebook walls.
My mom called and asked how to buy a song on iTunes. Fair enough. Oh, but it took 45 minutes. "Now click on The iTunes Store" "It's not there." "Yes it is, it's on the left." "No oh." "Now type it in." "It's not there." "Yes it is, I'm doing it on my computer too." "Oh." (etc.)
Sam Mariotti, St. Olaf
My mom uses word perfect.
My Dad's best friend's answering machine message says, (in a thick British accent) "Hi, you've reached aaaaww Shiela it's bloody done it again!"
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Parents Just Don't Understand
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