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!
Yesterday my dad tested if his Outlook in the office works by sending an email to his home email address and then driving home to check if it arrived.
E. S. from UBC
You know how sometimes when you make an account on a site you get a temporary password consisting of random numbers and letters? When my mom got an email account she didn't understand you're supposed to change the temporary password so she memorized her password with 20 random digits. When I said I could help her change it she said no because "it's easier this way."
My mom discovered how to add a "signature" to the end of her text messages. I constantly get "Pick up some more milk, Dance Like No One Is Watching" or "I'll be home at six, Dance Like No One Is Watching."
My dad thinks that the amount of time he charges his cellphone battery is the amount of time his battery will last charged; so he, almost religiously, plugs in his cellphone everynight at 9pm and unplugs it everyday at 9am and freaks out so bad when he forgets to do it that he'd wake up at 3am to plug his cellphone or else he "won't be able to get any work done the next day."
My dad knows how to build a computer from scratch but still calls me for instructions every time he needs to use the microwave.
I am applying to colleges right now and my mom refused to let me apply by myself because I might "turn off the internet." So, while looking up a college on Google, my mom accidentally put a colon in the name of the school she was searching for. Google knew what she was looking for and displayed the school anyway. But, instead of just clicking the link, my mom clicked back to the Google home page and retyped the name and hit enter. When I asked her why she did this, she said she didn't want the school to think I couldn't spell.
I have this conversation with my parents every time I use an app on my iPhone: Parents: How much does it cost per minute to be on that? Me: Nothing. I'm using the house's WIFI. Parents: How much do you pay to use the WIFI? Me: Nothing. It comes with the phone! Parents: How come I cant do that with my phone? Me: Because your phone is a million years old. Get your free upgrade already. Parents: How much is that? Me: AAARRRGGGHHH
Nikki T. from MDC
Last year I asked my grandmother about something I had seen on my cousin's facebook. When I got to her house later, she had facebook pulled up and asked what her password was because she wanted to see what I was talking about. She didn't know she had to create an account before being able to simply sign in. I proceeded to make her a facebook account and show her how it worked. My 15 and 21 year old cousins refuse to accept her friend requests so she thinks there is something wrong with her computer.
My mum called up to ask me if she should install Quicktime on her PC. She thought it was used for downloading things quicker than in 'computer time.'
My parents bought shake weights. Yes, plural.