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 grandparents recently got their oil changed at the dealership. Soon after there was a mysterious beeping in the van every few minutes. My grandpa told the dealer and they figured someone forgot to reset the change oil reminder and the walked him through how to do it. The next day they went for a drive and again the beeping started. They took it in and my grandpa had a worker take it for a drive to see for himself. 5 mins later the worker comes back and gives my grandpa his cellphone. Turns out it was low on battery and my grandparents forgot it was in the console and didn't recognize the beeping, they have had it for over 3 years.
anony mous from UofA
My mother texted me to let me know my sister taught her to text. She's done this three times in two years.
My dad thinks that when I play video games in HD, "it's so clear it looks like 3D." No dad, no. He also thinks HD stands for high density. He has a PhD.
Magnus Duchenne from UCD
I just switched cell phone carriers, and my mom freaked out because she thought that she could only call people that have the same service. Which turns out to also be why she never calls her sister.
Last week I was home for the weekend. My dad called me from downstairs, he told me that he was trying to close an error message that came up when he discovered his mouse was not working, and he couldn't figure out what the problem was. I looked at the monitor and saw that the error message he was trying to close was a message about his mouse becoming disconnected.
Ryan Sims from Temple University
My dad swears that if he puts his BlackBerry and his electric razor near each other, the phone turns on the razor by itself. He has yet to demonstrate this to anyone.
My mom finally learned to text last year at 47. It's still all in caps, but at least she no longer calls me and leaves a voicemail saying, "Incoming text!"
My mother-in-law believes if you change the background on her computer, you've erased everything.
My dad brings a pad of paper to the movies so that he can write down the cast when it scrolls through in credits. Then he googles each name when he gets home.
anonymous my mom reads this site sometimes
My grandmother recently bought my grandfather an iPad "so that he can play solitaire on the toilet."
Amber B from BGSU
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