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!
Today my mother realized that people can leave her a voice message even when her phone is off. My mother has had a cell phone for over 10 years.
Chris Faulkner, UMass Amherst
My mom thinks that the shorter the text message, the less it costs, so I get a lot of text messages from her, like: "Are you going"
"To your friend's"
"House tonight?" We're on a family plan with limited text messages and every month she calls to complain about how high my texting bill is.
Molly M., Wells College
My dad writes reminders to himself on post it notes and sticks them to his computer monitor.
My mom lives in constant fear that I'm going to be arrested because I "hacked into" Wikipedia.
Political Dan, Peking University
After a power outage, my mom calls the operator because, apparently, he is "the only one that knows the actual time."
Ryan M., University of Wisconsin-Stout
When I was visiting home, my mom asked to use my laptop because hers was broken. I agreed and she freaked out when her favorites weren't in my favorites tab. She could not understand that her favorites don't follow her around.
Kevin E, Chico State
My parents bought a deep fryer just the other day to fry chicken. When my dad asked what temperature we should said it at, I said 350 as a guess. My mother then says, "350 what?" Jokingly, I said, "350 Horsepower." My mother then said, "But we aren't using the oven
While eating dinner, my dad announced that he makes sure to update his Facebook status at least once a day. Trying to be clever, my mom replied, "I-D-K. I don't care!"
Luke S, SD state
I told my mom I haven't been able to watch Lost when it's on this season because I have lab at that time. She said "How do you watch it then? Do you tape it?"
Jeff Rubin, the Jeff Rubin