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!
Every time I tried to talk to my dad on facebook chat, he would respond to my message by commenting on my status.
My mom just got a facebook, and still can't figure out how to put up a picture of herself. On top of that, she wanted to post a picture on my wall, so she copy pasted the name of the saved jpeg "image_37" and put it on my wall.
Roxanne F. from BYU-I
My dad prides himself on being technologically "savvy" although he really isn't. When he set up a facebook account after hearing about it for months, he was very excited about all the functions. He couldn't believe it was all free, and kept asking me to confirm that it was. I came home one day to find him taking pictures of old family photographs and then uploading them through his phone (which was a primitive Nokia N70) via WAP (which costs a bomb since he didn't have a data plan at the time). He could never understand why the pictures were so grainy and reflective and why people had hundreds of pictures in their albums when it was "so troublesome" to upload pictures. Then when the bill arrived that month, he blew his top and said that facebook lied and that they weren't "free".
My mom told me that I was going to burn down our house if I left my powered-down, unplugged laptop on my bed.
My mom sits her laptop on top of her wireless printer so that the computer will "know which printer to send it to."
Kaivon B from Tennessee
My dad often has trouble with his iPod Nano and one day he found it necessary to call me repeatedly until I picked up (I was in class). When I finally answered he told me that his iPod wouldn't charge, so I asked him if he was plugging it in. He replied, "Yes." I spent the next hour with him on the phone trying to get the computer to communicate with the iPod. Finally, he got frustrated, hung up, and went to Best Buy for help. He called me back later and told me the guy at the store "worked his magic" and "connected it with some white chord to the computer." Apparently when I asked if it was plugged in, he though I meant to the headphones.
Will W from Emmanuel College
My Earth Science professor uses strictly Comic Sans for all his 50+ slide Power Points.
Eddie J from Boston College
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