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 dad just got a facebook. Big mistake. My mom and I never should have let him. Every single morning he calls me and asks if I have seen his new status. If I have he asks why I haven't commented on it or liked it and if I haven't seen it he says to comment on it and then call as soon as I do.
I was talking to my dad about uploading a video to facebook from my iphone and he asked if facebook had sound.
Ariel Gamba from Chico State
My mom keeps her iPad on the bookshelf
because "there are books in it!"
My dad doesn't seem to get the concept that different people can have different homepages, and that you can set it to whatever website you want. My dad was talking to a friend on the phone and wanted to tell him about a news article he saw on yahoo.com, which was my dad's homepage. The friend asked him what the website was and my dad said, "Just open up the Internet and it will be right there."
I decided to go to my mom's for a visit and we decided to play Wii Sports. So my mom and I versed each other in Wii tennis and every time I scored (and I mean every time) the replay would come on and she would think the game was still going on. She would be swinging the controller like a mad woman and she never caught on that it was just a replay.
My mother called me on my cell phone and asked "Did you go to Dave and Buster's and pick up your cell phone yet?" I asked her to repeat the question, and she did. I replied "No, not yet." She then said "Ok, well, make sure to pick it up soon in case I need to get in touch with you."
Tazukie F from SUNY New Paltz
My Dad is super paranoid about people trying to hack into his computer. While visiting for Christmas, I hear my Dad yelling frantically from his office. I rush downstairs to see Microsoft Word open and the letter N streaming across the screen. He freaks out and says " It's happening! They've hacked in." I look down to see he has a binder sitting on his keyboard, pressing the letter N.
My mom made a Facebook page for herself and thought she had to click "like" on everything she posted. Like, she thought it was a rule.
Michael Dunn from East Carolina University
Recently I got a new Macbook Pro because I spilled water (aka beer) on my old one. It was 4 years old though so it was about time for an upgrade anyway. I was showing my mom the differences in the keyboard, weight, and screen by pulling out my old macbook and comparing them. She then said in a worried voice, "Oh don't get them too close to each other. I don't want the new one to break too."
My grandma was in the hospital for an operation and to help her pass the time we bought her a new Kindle. I explained to her how to use it and I demonstrated such by purchasing a book that she wanted to read. After searching for it and purchasing the book on the Kindle my grandma turns to me and goes, "So when will it arrive in the mail?"
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