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 mother just flipped out on me because my Farmville doesn't let my animals walk around and be free.
Andrea L.

My mom's laptop froze last night so she let the battery run out to fix it.
Adam Yee from BCC

I recently downloaded Opera onto our family computer. When my dad saw the icon on his desktop, he asked "Why is Oprah on my computer??"
R. Astley

My mom doesn't know how to quiet the ringer on her cell phone, so when it rings and she doesn't want to answer she just opens it and puts it back in her purse. Eventually you realize she's not coming to the phone.
Bob Loblaw

My mom wanted me to go through her images on her computer and put them on to a flash drive, then copy them over to a DVD-R just in case the flash drive "went bad."
Blair G.

My Mother is so ridiculous with computers! I am a computer guy myself and when I try to process what people think about with computers just makes my head spin. I am trying to teach my mother the concept of cut and pasting ( sounds simple enough!). I teach her the easiest way which is to click the photo, right-click, go down to cut, and go to the specific folder that she wants to put it in and paste it in there. She understands the cut but for some odd reason she says to me "Oh my how does it move from the desktop to the folder?". I tell her in basic terms its just moving from one place to another for example I move an apple from a bag to a bowl. She goes on to say "So you cut the photo? Wouldn't that get damaged?…" just as she says this and when we finished pasting the photo she says "Oh no the photo is cut? Where is it cut!?!?." She frantically opens up the photo and starts looking at the photo to see if there is a cut somewhere in the photo. I tried to explain to her that there was no cut in the picture anywhere but she doesn't believe me. Now she copy's the picture and paste's it in the new photo called Copy of Grandma&me.jpeg, and deletes the original one… I gave up trying to teach her.
Scott W

I work tech support at a software company. Recently, I had a customer claiming our website was broken because nothing happened when she copy/pasted the link in her browser. She then sent me a Microsoft Word document with the URL pasted a dozen times and said "See? There's no website, just the addresses."
Katharine L

Last time I was home, I was making fun of my dad because his cell phone is so old it still has an antenna. His response: "What? Is it not long enough?" He wasn't kidding either.
Sandra A. from University of California, Davis

When I was getting my first truck registered and titled my dad sent me a text message asking what I wanted my license plate to say. I replied, "Idk" and the conversation ended there…Well a few weeks later I get a license plate in the mail that read "IDK."
Tyler Dejaeghere from Oakland Community College

My dad was learning how to tie a bow-tie on Youtube, but was not keeping up with the video…his solution? yell at Youtube to stop so he could catch up.
Jared Knueven

My mom just asked if I could look something up on the interline. I'm not sure if I can.
Jenny Johnstone from Radford University



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