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!


My mom has Hulu bookmarked as "Jack's website for tv."
Jack C, University of Colorado

My mom informed me today that she "Facebook stalks" me all the time. When I asked how she could do that since she doesn't have a Facebook, she told me she Googles me and clicks on the link to my Facebook profile so she can see my default picture and the names of my "approximately seven friends in the little box."
Meredith Hayford, University of Missouri

My mom recently made a facebook account and was looking at Barack Obama's fan page last night. She sent me the following text: "NIK – Pres Obama has almost 8 million fans. How'd you rank in the top 6?" I kind of wish I would've let her go on thinking I was one of Obama's favorite people instead of explaining that fans aren't ranked.
Nikki P, Towson

My dad just called my phone to see if my mom's phone was working.
Will , Texas State

Before installing Microsoft Office on my Mom's new laptop, she asked me if there was enough memory. She continued to say that if there wasn't, it was ok if I deleted Facebook off of her laptop because she has it installed on her desktop.
James Ostag, William Paterson University

My mom asked me if every shot from Google street view was live.
chris t

My mom asked me to text my sister to ask her a question. I told her she would be asleep and didn't want to wake her up. She then said "Can't you send it now and make it so that she receives it in the morning?"
Kris D.

My dad logged onto Hotmail and started deleting emails that I knew were for my mom, so I said "Don't delete those! They are for Mom!" He looked at me all wide-eyed and said "She'll get them on that computer, right?" I had to explain that there is just one internet and that it's the same on every computer. He still argued that they will be on the other computer when she goes on because he is using his own computer. Mom changed the password.
Kerry W

My grandma called me randomly one night. Because my phone was in my backpack, I wasn't able to answer and she left a message. When I checked later, I noticed that she had called again and left another message. The first message was her saying, "Oops, I meant to call your parents' house, but hopefully your mom will get the message anyways." The second message was my grandma actually giving that message to my mom despite hearing my voice again on the answering machine. What did she say about this? "Apparently Nick answers all of your phones." I live at college 300 miles away. I'm legit curious how she thinks answering machines work.
Nick Cafferky, Virginia Tech

My mom answers posts to her Facebook wall by email.
Luke Venechuk, msu



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