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?"
My grandmother recently got a laptop so she would stop having to ask us to look things up for her. Today she yelled at me because I said I couldn't change the Windows menu button from saying "start" to saying "turn off." Apparently, the laptop is trying to trick her and I'm just as bad for not being able to fix it.
My grandma just bought a new VCR.
Jim d, PSU
My mom is completely convinced that when I watch youtube videos, they are happening in real time and I know EVERYONE in every video I watch. The other night at dinner, she went "Well, Ariel has some ridiculous friends on the internet." When I try explaining they are videos strangers uploaded, she thinks I am making excuses for my "friends."
My grandfather and I were watching a movie on FX and he asked me if we were watching a "CD."
My cell phone company changed their voicemail a bit. Before I could check my voicemail message it walked me though the steps of how to record a new message. The voicemail I was trying to listen to was from my step-mom explaining how to set up my new voicemail. She is a lawyer. Within the hour I received another voicemail from my dad telling me to listen to the voicemail my step-mom sent me so I could "get my voicemail inbox back." He is a practicing doctor with a PhD.
maggie daniels, Western Illinois
My dad types "it's your father" at the end of every text message I get from him.
My mom is pretty good with computers, but not with cell phones. When she really wants to reach me and I have bad service, she tries to text me. However, she doesn't know how to text from her phone, so she logs onto her account on the Verizon website at home and sends texts to my account from there.
The other day I was at work and an older lady came in and wanted to buy Firefox. I explained to her that Firefox was a free download. I then told her to find it by going to Google and searching for it. She told me, "I don't have Google; I only have Yahoo."
Clay w, Kansas State
My dad was adding some songs to his iPod the other night. A few hours later, he was still sitting at the computer and it was getting late. I asked what he was doing and he said, "Waiting for my iPod to load up. The loading bar is going so slow though. I'm just going to go to bed." When I looked at the screen, I realized that he had been watching iTunes play through all his songs with the volume all the way down.
tyler storrs, Edison State
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