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 mom won't let me buy a wii because she doesn't want me to "meet perverts on xbox live."
Austin Holian VI
My aunt logs onto her AOL email, prints out her inbox, and then crosses off the ones she doesn't want and highlights the ones she does. She then goes back to her inbox and deletes or opens those emails.
My dad couldn't figure out how to shut off his computer. After a few attempts, he started to flip the mouse over so the mouse wouldn't move on the screen and "wake it up when it was trying to shut off."
Nicole Vico from Seattle University
My mom is convinced that she needs the biggest hard drive possible so she can see "more" of the internet.
Charlie Pasco from Stony Brook
After just teaching my dad how to text, I receive this message from him frequently and usually in triplicate: "does the Inter Nets have long distance?-
I emailed several questions to our insurance broker. He printed out my email, wrote in the answers, and faxed it back to me.
I had a rather elderly professor for my Physics lab. Midway through the semester, the college bought new computers for all of the Science staff. A few days after this happened, my Physics prof emailed everyone in the class to say we didn't have class that week because of "technical difficulties." Apparently he had carefully backed up his files- including the lab worksheets- onto a stack of floppy disks, only to find that the new computers didn't even have floppy disk slots.
C Steele from University of Findlay
After my cousin set up my grandparents' first computer, he got them an e-mail. They asked me to send them a message to test it. My Grandma called my Grandpa to come watch. He then came and stood by the printer waiting for it to come out.
My boss asked if my computer had enough space for another gmail account.
Rather than syncing her contacts from her old phone to her new phone my mother insists on putting all 114 contacts in manually. Why? Because she knows computer guys and she doesn't want the "computer to know her information."
Harlie Franklin from Buffalo State
Once my mom complained that she kept getting the same ads from the same companies. I watched my mom then open all of her junk email, and then mark it "unread." When I ask her why she did this, she said it was to let the companies know that she wasn't reading the emails so they would stop sending her ads.
While I was watching TV, my dad came in, looked at the tv with interest, and asked what movie I was watching
. It was a Cinnamon Toast Crunch commercial