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!


While he was home alone, my grandpa decided to test out our family smoke detector by holding a lit match under it for five minutes. When I got home, he was trying to explain to the firefighters that "You just can't trust the little white spaceship."
Sydney Z.

Last week, my mom asked me if Google Images was free.
Melanie R from Towson University

Mom: "Is that my phone or yours?" Me: "That's an ice cream truck."
Alex R from Ithaca College

My mom got addicted to this game on her iPhone. When my brother asked if it was Sims, she said "I have no idea what that means, but ok."
Avalon R

I have an iPhone and every time I get a text and my dad is around, he mimics the sound by saying "Bah-Da-Bing!"
Corbin Young from The University of Akron

Email from mom: Hi Stef, Is it OK for me to text Anna? I wasn’t sure if she was out of texting minutes. Love, Mom I'm surprised she didn't check to make sure I still had email minutes before sending that.
Stefan Martin

My mom was having trouble accessing her google mail account in Thunderbird so I told her to go to mail.google.com. She said that she didn't know how to do that so I asked her if she knew how to use the internet. She said "Yes, but not that internet."
Chris Gavin

I was hired to make a Video for internal use at a very large software company. When the lady who hired me and I were discussing the burning of the DVD, she wanted me to "leave about 10 seconds of black before the video starts so I can resize the video to fit the screen." I guess she has never realized there was a pause button or the maximize button. I was too embarrassed to tell her.
Taylor Boehm from Humber College

After suggesting to my mother that she use Google Chrome, she proudly proceeded to tell me that she already does. After inquiring further, she told me that, "My internet stopped working, and I'd heard about this new Google thing, so I downloaded it". I was suitably impressed with her newly acquired initiative, until I realized she'd just set her Internet Explorer homepage to google.com. Oh dear.
Terry B from UQ

One time my dad's car broke down on the way to work. He had a cell phone in his glove box, but had no idea how to turn it on. He walked nearly a mile to my apartment to ask me to help him use his phone, but only my roommate was home. Frustrated with trying to show my dad how to use his phone to call for a ride, my roommate eventually just let him take his car to work.
M M



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