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!
When my parents go to the mall, they bring a set of walkie talkies with them so they can "call" each other if they get separated.
My parents recently put in hardwood floors and my dad wanted to send me some pictures so I could see how it was going. In the subject line he simply wrote, "hard wood." I almost deleted because I though it was porn.
I work as an online news producer at a daily newspaper. Shortly after news broke about the death of actress Brittany Murphy, an elderly woman who works here was heard to frantically remark that "Twitter killed Britney Spears!"
My dad asked me for some help on a slide presentation that he needs to do for work. He sent me the file so I can take a look at what he's done so far. He wrote the whole presentation on an Excel spreadsheet.
Jay C, BCIT
My parents still use Sacagawea dollars.
Steve H, Waubonsee
My Mom called me to tell me that she and my Dad went to see Avatar in 3D. I asked what she thought and she said it was ok. I thought that was strange because I was pretty blown away and my parents have never seen a 3D movie. After talking for a few minutes, turns out they didn't see it in the 3D and didn't realize. They thought it was just very subtle.
Ryan Flip, RIT
My dad recently joined Facebook. He emails me comments on my photos.
My mom frantically came into my room and handed me the phone to talk to the IT guy for her computer because she couldn't understand what to do. He seemed extremely relieved when I understood how to cut and paste, and told me how my mom was "going on about how she couldn't find any scissors." When he was done I handed my mom back the phone. She restarted her computer, and I heard her call the guy back and say, "I'm sorry after all the work, but my son had told me I had Vista, but apparently I have Windows."
My mom sent me a message over Facebook the other day asking if I knew where to find the "cybering game." When I asked her what she was talking about she told me that one of her Facebook friends said she should try "cybering."
My mom wants an iPad.
Dan L, Gettysburg College