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!


I was helping my mum out on the computer and every time she went to click on a link she'd hold the mouse down for a few seconds. When I asked her why she was doing it, she told me that it made the page load faster.
Alesha Heath

My Mum is a level 46 on Farmville… She still hasn't worked out how to bookmark it.
Elukajni . from L. Academy

My dad is totally incompatible with technology and proven it with a bang when I was first teaching him how to use the computer at all. When we (finally) got to mouse operating I told him to double-click the Firefox icon. So he pointed the mouse at the icon (using both hands), then after checking that the cursor was fixed above the icon he held the mouse firmly with one hand and steadily clicked the button with the other hand, counting loudly: "one, two."
Peter W

My mom still takes her memory card in her digital camera to Walgreens to get the pictures developed.
Mark D. from SUNY Binghamton

My dad told one of his friends that I could develop websites right in front of me. Right then and there my dad's friend offered me a summer job developing his company's website. Here's the problem, I've never developed a website. My dad thinks that when I change our desktop image on our computer that I'm developing a website. Anyways, I've been reading up on web publishing and I start work next week. So I guess, thanks dad!
Roger Hughes

Everytime my gramma finishes using an appliance, she unplugs it because "it might explode!"
Adrian Schimitt

My parents have an extremely old computer with Windows 95. This computer is pretty much on the brink of death, it takes 10 minutes to start up and the internet works as if it were dial up. I tell my dad to buy a new one but apparently by downloading 8 different virus softwares and emptying your recycle bin it "upgrades" your computer. My dad calls me the other day to tell me hes finally found a solution to fixing the computer. He bought a new monitor. When I tried to explain that a monitor has nothing to do with the way your computer runs, he told me it HAD to work because its a "flat screen" and my mom got it on sale.
Meg T.

When I got home for the summer, I found that I couldn't use the wireless internet because my dad had switched providers. I asked him about it, and he said the cable guy had come out and set everything up for him, so therefore it should be working. Well, I went to go check the wireless router and found that it wasn't even plugged in. But wait, it gets better. After trying to get the router working for a while, I gave up for the night and left everything as I had found it. The next morning my dad comes in yelling at me that I broke something because "the phone was hot" when he picked it up. Not broken, just hot. He refused to believe me when I tried explaining that nothing I did could have caused that.
Amanda A from Willamette University

After I don't know how many times correcting her, my mom still pronounces hulu, "hula." There's no "a" mom.
Alex J

If i want to show my dad something on youtube, when I tell him to go he opens up his favorites, which are completely unorganized, and consist of about 200 random sites, and searches for his youtube bookmark. When he finally agrees to just type it in, he painstakingly, and slowly highlights only the yahoo from //www.yahoo.com and replaces it typing very slowly and hits enter like its a detonate button.
clayton Keeling



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