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 dad showed me his iMac remote and asked me how many songs it held.
My dad thinks if he misses a call that means he has to automatically check his voicemail. As in, he calls it as soon as his ringer stops going off, probably before the person who called him has even had the time to listen to his voicemail recording. Then he gets mad and thinks that person is rude for not leaving a message.
My mom keeps sending me nudges over MSN and telling me she's busy and can't talk right now.
Daniel Parker from University of Texas
I overheard my dad talking with someone about their new iPhone. He then contributed to the convo by stating that his son (my brother) also had one, but "just the MP3 version." He was talking about an iPod. My dad also owns an iPod.
My mom shares links on Facebook by searching for what she's looking for (on Bing) then sharing the link from the search.
Brian Y from WSU
My mom just got a new computer, and she isnt used to everything yet, such as opening up Mozilla Firefox and iTunes. So I made about 55 Microsoft Word documents that give her directions to every program or action that she doesnt know how to do. I told her what I had done, and she said she didn't know how to open up Microsoft Word. So on top of making all of those documents, I also put a Post-It note on the monitor that tells her how to open Microsoft Word.
My grandma's PC is a little out dated, so her Internet Explorer keeps crashing. She complained to me, so I installed Google Chrome and pre-set it to be the default browser. Just a little while ago she told me she stopped using the 'internets' because it was different. I just told her I installed another browser but that the Internet was still there. I thought she understood but then she kept complaining about the same thing. So, last night I erase the google chrome and put window's internet explorer as the deafult. Today she just told me her internets was back, but was still slow and asked if there was anything I could do.
My dad had to make himself a new personal email account, so I suggested he make a Gmail account. He got to the part where he had to enter his desired username, so he figured he should just put his real name, but was angry that someone else already had firstname.lastname@example.org He then tried different variations of his name, but they were all taken. He started screaming at the computer, yelling that there weren't that many Richards in the world, that 'hackers and spammers' were preventing him from getting his desired username.
Jacob N from Carleton University
The other day, my friends and I had planned to go to Six Flags. Right before we left, my friend's iPod radio transmitter broke. I called my dad to see if we had an old cassette adapter at the house. When we pulled up the driveway, my dad was standing outside smiling, holding an old Walkman in one hand, and a thumbs up on the other.
Griffin V from Georgia Southern