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!


I had to email my mom the information for my school's financial aid office. I texted her after I had emailed her the information and she responded with, "But I'm not home yet." I then proceeded to tell her that the email would still be there when she got home. A day later, she asked me to resend the same information because "she had already read the email."
Leah Rebecca from University of Life

About a week ago I sent my father a copy of my resume by email on a word document. A couple of days later he returns the email saying he "fixed" my resume. The attachment was an excel document with my entire resume pasted into a single cell.
Rob B

One summer I interned at a radio station and was working with a talk show host. One day the producer took a sick day and I had to sub for him. Before we went live on the air the show host asked me if i knew how to play things from a stick. I had no idea what he was talking about and he just kept repeating the same question about "the stick." He angrily showed me "the stick" he wanted me to play from. He was talking about a flash drive.
Mary K from Virginia Tech

My ancient co-worker just asked me to find him another keyboard because his is missing the "W" key. There's nothing wrong with his keyboard.
Bob Rucker

Today I overheard the woman who works at the equipment loans desk explaining to a student that "this machine only takes DVD minus R. There are other kinds of discs, but this one works best with DVD minus R." Really?
F W from VIU

For Hannukah, my parents got me 8 games I've really wanted. They got me the Playstation 3 versions. I own an XBOX 360. They're upset that I'm not playing them and can't seem to understand why I can't play them on my 360.
Ben Grandis

One of my professors is hopeless. He doesn't know how to use the scroll bar. If it's not currently visible in the window, he thinks it's not there. He also doesn't understand tabs. If he clicks on a link and it opens in another tab, he goes through all of the other open windows to try to find it which always ends with him declaring that the link is broken. This wouldn't be so bad; except the class is Digital Media.
Sara V from University of Texas

I bought my mother a Dallas Cowboys umbrella off of Amazon for her birthday because she's such a super-fan. When she opened it, my Dad asked where I got it, since I have no transportation to get off campus. I told him Amazon and his response? "Well that's just impossible. Amazon only sells books!"
Karen Wilson from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

My grandmother tags photos on Facebook, not with the person is in them, but tags them with the people she wants to see the picture.
Jerrod Fuller



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