Do your parents not understand technology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurd text messages? 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!
Yesterday my mom called me to say she wanted to show me an e-mail from a friend of hers about their new pet. What I received was an e-mail with "puggle, isn't it cute?" in the body with a word document attached onto which she had copied and pasted the e-mail from her friend. She said she didn't just forward "because then everyone can see it, right?"
.who's everyone Mom?
I had to coach my dad on how to eject a flash drive (by clicking on it and hitting "eject"). He later told me that it didn't eject right, because the flash drive didn't pop out of the computer.
Russ K from Grand Valley State University
I was recording shows on my parent's DVR one day when I was home from school. I turned off the TV without exiting the menu screen. My mom yelled at me, because she thought that unless I exited it would record the menu instead of the show. Imagine her surprise when I showed her that once the tv is turned back on, the menu screen is gone.
My grandmother asked me if I had a Facebook because she was thinking of maybe buying one too.
My dad hates "those black bars" on top and bottom of the screen when he watches movies (on widescreen edition movies.) He thinks it's too small. So, he messes with the zoom function on our TV until the movie somehow fills up the entire screen, which cuts off a lot of the movie. My parents sat through the entire DVD of "Apocalypto" without knowing there were subtitles to explain everything that was being said.
This morning I woke up to 130 notifications on Facebook from my mom. She hit "like" for every picture in one of my albums. Every. Single. One.
Shmilson Wilson from Muskingum
Coming back home on a bus for spring break, I texted my mom that I was close and that she should come pick me up. Ever the text messaging expert, she responded "Honou gigu." I was confused but thankfully she clarified a minute later with "Monkk."
A while ago my dad was trying to send me a picture message, instead, he somehow sent 150 blank text messages each to me, my mom, and my sister.
My mom decided to get Facebook a few years ago to keep track of our family and old friends of hers. To this day, she still doesn't know how to do basic things. For instance, instead of writing on her friend's walls, she posts a link to their page on HER wall with the caption saying things like "Hey! We haven't talked in ages! How are Bob and the kids?". A+ for Effort?
Today my Grandmother asked me if my cellphone was an iPad. I have an LG flip phone from 2008.
Adrienne Middlebrook from York University
My mom doesnt hit "reply" to my emails, she forwards them to herself and me, changing the subject line every time so as not to get confused.