Do your parents not understandtechnology? Do they ask you stupid questions? Do they send you absurdtext messages? Do they even know what a text message is?

If you've got an example of your Parents Just Don't Understanding, send it to parentsjustdontunderstand (at) And, hey, if we publish it, send your parents a link. They probably won't understand what it is.
Those dumb bastards.

I mentioned to my mother that I would really like a laptop for my birthday. She got frazzled and said that if she had known, she would have gotten me this great one she saw at the mall yesterday. I asked what kind it was and she said, "It was one of those funky ?leaping frogs' things." A Leap Frog?
From Marlee, South Dakota State University

My mom decided that she wanted to get familiar with computers. So, I showed her how to type addresses into the URL bar and assumed she could handle it. The next day, I got onto the computer and Mozilla Firefox was renamed "". The day after that, it was renamed as her email address.
From Mustafa

My parents change their email addresses every time they move or change internet services.
From Amanda, University of Colorado Boulder

I Work for a company that does email campaigns [Susanna Edit: spam]. A couple of weeks ago we received a letter, an actual letter, that read:
Dear Sir,
Please unsubscribe me from your internet.
My email address is:
Thank You
P.S. My internet gets too full all the time.
From Kris [Susanna Edit: Anecdote-stealer], LSU
(Image of the actual letter below)