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 surfing facebook, my step dad saw an event I am attending. It had the word "Mother Fu__er" in it's name. He then spent 10 minutes trying to get it off his screen, and resorted to holding in the power button on the computer. He is now attending the event.
Mathew Carter

My mom wanted to see something on YouTube, but didn't know how to use it. Nope, the stupidity doesn't end there. As I was about to open a new browser, she told me that YouTube cannot be accessed from Firefox, and that I have to use Internet Explorer instead. Not thinking in the same line of reasoning as her, I asked her why. She then told me it's because YouTube is saved on her IE favorites but not her Firefox bookmarks.
Jay C

About six months ago, my mom decided to make an account for Match.com. She forgot her email, so she thought it would be a good idea to give them mine. To this day, I still get dating invites from 50 year-old men.
Alex Smith

Another journey through the adventures of my grandma in facebook-land… My cousin's facebook was phished and he left one of those "go to blahblah.com! i made 2000000000 dollars" comments on all his friends' walls…including my grandma. Her response: "way to go!"
Stephanie Walton from Slippery Rock University

My mom found a cork in the vacuum cleaner and accused me of drinking wine and throwing a party when she and my dad were out of town. I'm in college; I can't afford wine with corks.
Robert Bean

My mother, like most mothers, regularly forwards me news articles about adorable marine mammals, dogs rescuing drowning children, etc. Although the articles go straight to my deleted folder, I was happy that she had apparently figured out how to use the internet/email. Or maybe not…she just called to summarize some crappy article she read on one of those sensationalist news websites. I told her to just email it to me, and she responded that since there was no "email this" button on the article, there was no way for me to see it. I then spent 5 minutes explaining the concept of a URL. I should note that she's had a computer for about 15 years…
A K

I was running late to a job interview because I couldn't find the place. I decided to call my mom and have her check google maps for me. I told her I was in a big hurry, but still ended up being late because she had to sign off of my account on the computer and then back onto hers onto hers before she could get online. Her reason? "I like my internet better."
Anonymous D from OWU

I recently visited my mom while on vacation. While I was there, she took advantage of me being around by having me show her how to do certain things on her computer. One thing was I had to show her how to move the pictures and videos on her camera to her laptop, even though she has had the camera for a year now. However, the worst was when she asked if she could e-mail videos. I replied "yes." She then followed up by asking, "If I send them, will the person I send the videos too get them as videos or just pictures?"
Ian Powell

My mom has never been great when it comes to technology, but always gets a laugh at the stories submitted into here and prides herself in the fact that she's not as bad as the people in the stories. Well the Amgen Tour (a bike race through California with Lance Armstrong in it) was going right by our house this year, so she went out to go film it. Upon returning, she can't find the video saved anywhere on her camera. Turns out, all she did was turn it on and thought that it would take video on it's own without her pressing any buttons, and now blames me for not explaining to her that you have to push the record button first. So congrats mom, you are now one of "those people."
Sam Rodger from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

My grandfather calls his 8 year old Palm Pilot an iPod, regardless of how many times we correct him.
April Ballard



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