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 grandma called our house from her house phone and asked for my mom, who wasn't home. I told my grandma to try her on her cell phone. Three minutes later my grandma calls our house from her cell phone. I had to explain to her that my mom was still not home, and just went with an "I'll tell her you called."
My dad thinks that by clicking shuffle multiple times on an iPod shuffle, it makes the songs "extra jumbled."
Hank The Tank
My dad told me that the reason he doesn't have a facebook is because "someone already took my name."
Leigh Birdwell from Strose
My parents are both technologically disabled. When my dad got a new cell phone my mom laboriously entered all of his contact numbers separated by the * symbol for the spaces, ie 1*555*539*5772. She didn't know how else to include the spaces. Now he can't dial through his phone book and he thinks his phone is broken.
Tommy Bahama from Cornell
My dad gets upset with his laptop when the right-click button on the touchpad keeps bringing up the right-click menu
even when he clicks it with his left hand.
Tim R from UDM
When I was in high school, I would fall asleep on my phone with my girlfriends. My parents told me not to do that because of the cost of the minutes. I told them that we had unlimited nights and no matter how many I used, the bill would not change. They said that I "need to quit being greedy because someone pays for those minutes." Then took my phone away every night before they went to bed.
D. W. from OSU
My grandparents refuse to get internet access for their computer because they're afraid of hackers finding out their social security numbers and stealing their identities. Essentially, they bought a computer to play Freecell.
Madison Daly from OU
I'm at a restaurant with my grandma and her phone rings in her purse. She goes to get it but can't find it. She says, "I probably left it in the car" and goes back to eating her lunch.
My dad ordered a pair of Snuggies. He couldn't figure out how to wear his and was using it like a regular blanket, so he sent them back.
Mariah Tess from UWO
This week we have a very special Parents Just Don't Understand How to Defend Themselves Against Good-Natured mockery:
JUST BE THANKFUL YOU HAVE PARENTS I KNOW YOU DO NOY CRITIZE THEM WHEN THEY HAND OUT MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submit yours here!