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!
After I finished a video game (Fallout: New Vegas), I decided to let the credits roll as I went back to browsing websites. My dad then came into my room, looked at the screen and asked if the people listed on the screen were the "high score winners" for the game.
Steven Golden from Western Connecticut State University
My dad just ended a facebook comment to a friend with his work number, cell number, and fax number.
After telling a friend I hardly know "happy birthday" on Facebook, I got a friend request with a side note: "Wow! im impressed by your remembering X's birthday! good job! X's mom."
My mom had 2 saved drafts in her messages. One was a blank message, and the other was an asterisk.
B H from UNMC
Very few things annoy me more than when somebody goes through their entire ringtone list full of those obnoxious, high pitched atrocities that sound like douchebag chipmunks. Nothing pleases my mother more than going through her entire ringtone list full of those obnoxious, high pitched atrocities
Tonight's duration? Twelve minutes. I want to punch things.
I just went to visit my grandmother and she was super excited to show me "her new gadget." It turns out to be a DVD of a recording of a fireplace. "The logs actually burn, and pieces start falling down!" "It was only $2 at Walgreens! Can you BELIEVE that?!" If that wasn't enough, my grandfather thinks the house will burn down if they leave it playing when they leave the room.
My mom just got us a DVR. When I finished hooking it up she asked, "How often do we have to change the tape in it?"
My history teacher apparently didn't realize that you can clear files on the download list on Firefox. So today when she plugged her computer into the projector and showed us how to download the syllabus, there must have been at least 50 files on the list, including one titled "[her last name] Divorce Proceedings"
Brandon L. from University of Dayton
My dad recently got a phone with a speech to text feature, which he thinks is the coolest thing in the world. The problem is he mumbles when he talks and he doesn't check the messages before he sends them. So lately I've been getting messages like "You need ticket hedge gonna that easy digit" or "I cell steel ear back at pick up". He then will call me and be angry for not responding to him and refuse to believe that he was sending out utter gibberish.
Jon F from FSU
My grandma has an annotated diagram of her keyboard so she knows what every button does. Including the space bar.