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?"
My parents recently went to Europe for a retirement vacation. They came back so surprised to tell me that Europe had internet. I asked why they thought that it wouldn't and they replied, "Because its called AMERICA Online."
steven davis, U of South Carolina
My mom is convinced that every time her cell phone battery meter loses a bar, that she will automatically get poor reception because it cant "pull the beams in as strongly."
Nick M, MIZZOU
My mom emailed me with the subject line "Please email me back ASAP" to let me know she had learned now to text.
Someone with the wrong number mistakenly called my dad's cell last week and he called AT&T and yelled at the customer service rep. for giving out his number to people he didn't know.
Cody T, Oklahoma State
My friend's father asked to make a phone call while at our house. I handed him the huge cordless house phone and he said, "Oh, your family only uses cell phones now?"
Kate Donovan, Umass
My mom got a Palm Pilot when we upgraded cell phones. She calls it her "Palmberry."
grant gates, Texas Tech
My Dad won't turn his cell phone on when he's traveling in a vehicle because he thinks he's going to get "roaming charges." He makes the signal for "quotations" with his fingers when he says it too.
My grandpa had a habit of losing his cordless home phone so, to solve his problem, he found a piece of yarn and tied one end around the phone and the other one around the receiver. He's still really excited about this "invention."
brandon doll, Ohio
Whenever my mom wants me to look something up on the internet, she tells me to "do a Google."
Brendan M., UMass Boston
Any time I'm looking at a picture of a lol cat my dad comes up behind me and reads it with a Russian accent.
My mom just recently got a Facebook account. When I write on her wall or comment on a picture, she replies to the email notification that Facebook sends her and forwards it to me.
My dad thinks I have a blackberry because my phone is black.
Clark B, GSW
My mom won't scroll down on Youtube videos because she thinks then she won't be able to hear them.
Tim F, UConn
My grandparents are looking for a new TV to replace the one from the 70's that they have in their bedroom. While I was hanging out with them, my grandpa started to read an ad to my grandma about a TV that was $199.99. Laterm i picked up the magazine to see what he was looking at... and... he thought the staple in the binding was the number one (the real price was 99.99) and he thought the nextar gps system pictured was a tv
joe bob, Arkansas
When my dad tries to end a call, he holds down the "end" button so long it shuts the phone off.
Dan H, Michigan State
My grandmother lives in a different country, and wanted to send me an e-card for my birthday because sending a normal card was too expensive. When I received the card, I accidentally permanently deleted it because I thought it was spam, but didn't have the heart to tell her. When I told her that I had not received the e-mail with the card in it, she replied "Well maybe it got stopped at the border."
Phil Rosentraub, Penn State
I told my mom to start using her gmail account because her aol address is way too long. Her response was, "What is the address again? gmail@aol?"
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by Susanna Wolff