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!



For my birthday, my parents' big gift was a $100 gift card. It was a generous gift except it was all for Facebook so that I wouldn't "have to worry about paying for Facebook during college." Thanks?

Eric Hanson from Drake University

One day I happened to be watching a developer video diary in my room. My mum came in, gave me a sly wink and scuttled out. She later asked me who that cute girl I was talking to over webcam was…even though I had paused it and don't own a webcam.
Nick S

My mom just beat me $113,550 to $4,200 in the Wheel of Fortune game for the Wii. Yet for some reason I have to point her controller for her because she can't point it straight. I'm very confused.
A. H.

My mom turns off her laptop before disconnecting the ethernet cable so the internet doesn't "leak out into the house."
Miranda Karmon from SLU

My mother-in-law usually makes smiley faces this way :). When she wants to make a frown, she uses the other parenthesis. Unfortunately, she also flips the colon to the other side. She ends up writing things like "Sorry to hear about the death of your friend (:"
juc booger

My dad texted me to ask for my new address. When I sent it to him, he replied with "10Q. LD." (Thank you. Love, Dad). Really?
Maria O from UC Berkeley

My mom regularly de-friends me on Facebook because she insists that her clients can read the "nasty language" of my friends' Facebook statuses. Because, you know, people normally check out their real-estate agent's daughter's Facebook friends…
Sarah B from SUNY New Paltz

My grandpa decided that he wanted a new flat screen TV to replace his old 32". He wanted a really good TV; so he ended up buying a 42" 1080p 120hz LED-HDTV. I had to wrestle the old really heavy TV from his basement to the second floor, and then put his new TV where the old one was. After hooking everything up and teaching him to use the HD channels and explaining everything about the TV and the great technology…he turns on TCM and we watched a black and white show from 1935 for two hours. Not only did we watch black and white on his high tech TV but when it was in color there was "too much color" and how the picture looked better on his old TV.
Nick Philipps from UW-Oshkosh

The other day I called my Mom's cell. She answers with "Hi Josh, this is Mom." Gee Ma, thanks for the confirmation!
Josh Morris from CSUEB



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