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 get a text message from my father's iphone with only the word "jose" as a message. When I call to ask him about the confusing text he says, "Oh I was at the Maverick game when a message appeared on the jumbo tron asking us to text 'jose' to some 5-digit number. I tried it to do it, but I didn't know how so I sent it to you."
j campbell, texas
When I was a junior/senior in high school, I had my ringback tone set to R. Kelly's "Players Only" song. I got a call from my grandmother while I was in class and simply ignored it. When I got out of school, I called her back and she says, "Oh! I tried to call you earlier, but you were at a really loud party and I couldn't hear you so I hung up."
Micheal Hartsock, Penn State
My mom sent me an invitation to gmail
to my gmail address. I asked her about it later and it turns out she was trying to use gmail chat.
katy hosterman, CSU, Chico
Today my mom thought I wouldn’t be able to finish a show online because we were going to someone’s house and “by that time it would be over.”
After 45 minutes of trying to change her Facebook picture, my mom called me. I told her to drag her mouse over her current picture and click change then upload. She clicked the picture she wanted in her documents and tried to drag and drop it over her current picture.
Bob Chili, Westminster College
The other day my mom came into my room and asked me "What's an iPod a-p-p?"
This was several years ago. But my accounting professor did not realize that you could double click on PDF's to open them. Nor that there was a link to Acrobat Reader on his desktop to take the long route for opening a PDF. Instead, every time he went to open a PDF he would run the installer and wait for Acrobat Reader to install. Once the install completed and Reader started automatically he would then proceed to open the PDF. All the while he would complain about how slow the computer was.
Mitch P, Sacramento State
With her new phone, my mother bought two bluetooth earpieces: one to talk into, one to listen.
My mom loves to bake frosted cookies in various shapes and designs. She decided to email me a picture of her latest pirate cookies. Knowing she does not have a digital camera or cell phone camera, I asked her how she got the picture of the cookie to email me. She said, "I just put it face down on the printer (meaning the scanner/printer/copier I got her) and then cleaned the frosting off the glass."
My dad was telling me about this great website he heard about at work. Apparently it's for older people to go on and find their old high-school and college friends. Yeah, it's Facebook.
K Faz, SUNY Albany
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