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 mother just called me completely frantic. Once I got her to calm down, she demanded I explain to her all about this "Tiny Earl" person. After a good 5 minutes of not knowing what the hell she was talking about, she said "Someone told me Tiny Earl can change your links on you, who is he??" That's when I realized she meant TinyURL.
My aunt recently got an iphone and my mom was telling me about all the features. She was amazed that it even had a calculator on it. I had to explain that pretty much all cell phones have calculators, even her own.
My mom searches for yahoo.com on google so often (instead of just using the URL bar) that it has become our 3rd most visited site. More visited than yahoo.com
Spencer Melick from MIHS
The other day I was watching T.V on my DVR while my grandmother sat in the chair next to me. I was thirsty, so I paused the show to get a drink. When I returned my grandmother scolded me for "making other people wait for the show to start while I was away." I tried to explain to her how the DVR works, but she just got confused and more angry, so she went to her room to listen to her "ipie" and use her "Windows" (her mp3 player and her laptop).
My nan thought she would try her hand at internet shopping. She scanned her credit card and emailed the picture along with her adress and what she wanted to the seller
this was on eBay. We cancelled her card straight away
Ben Dover from UQ
My Grandma refuses to pay her cell phone bill because she's convinced that she tricked the cell phone company. Since it's not connected to a line in the wall, she's under the impression that it's good for infinite uses.
My mom sent me an email saying "I gave your cousin a wave cam so you can see each other when you e-chat." What?
Pramita Chakraborty from U Waterloo
The other day I was playing videogames online against some random people. My mom walked in and asked to borrow my headset. After having one of the weirdest 10 minute converstions of all time, she hands it back to me and says, "Amazing how the game knows exactly what I'm saying!" She's writing down questions to ask my playstation as I'm typing this
My mother has been watching videos on Hulu for about a month now. Tonight she just figured out that you can pause the video.