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!


I have had to explain to my mother several times that just because something is loud does not make it "surround sound."
Taylor Morris, yvcc

My mother called to ask why the DVD player had no sound. I noticed that the movie was moving at a pretty fast pace. So, I pressed Play to stop the DVD from fast forwarding. Problem solved.
Wade M

My mom pops the trunk her car by rolling down the window, turning off the car, removing the key from the ignition, aiming the keys out the window, towards the trunk, and pressing the "open trunk" button.
Ryan A., University of Toronto

My Mom just bought a box of floppy discs. I was slightly irritated by her persistence to be obsolete, but then I was impressed. Where does one even purchase floppy discs anymore?
Brooke S, ECU

My parents just informed me that they "N'Sync'd" their iphones.
Megan Dupuy


During Thanksgiving, we all sat around eating and watching football. Whenever there was a play where they came within a yard or two of getting a first down on the field, my grandfather would get frustrated wondering "if they can see the yellow line on the field, why won't they try harder to get a first down?"
Kyle W, Georgia Tech

My mom clipped my brother's blue tooth ear piece to her recently bought blu-ray disc. I don't know what she thought was going to happen.
Drey Dailey

My dad asked me to make a CD mix for him to listen to on his way to Vegas. He only wanted the song "Viva Las Vegas" on it, but he wanted it on every track so he could keep listening to it. I tried to explain that it would just replay, but he said that putting only one track on the disc would be a waste.
Will Broer

My aunt says she wants to go to Best Buy and get a keyboard where the letters are arranged in alphabetical order.
Daphne Caballero, USC

My mom still doesn't get the idea of an iPod and calls it a "Walkman Touch."
Charles Simms



Submit yours here!