17 People Who Tried This Whole 'Technology' Thing

Diply 3 Jul 2018

Let's be honest, parents and grandparents and digital anything don't really mix all that well. Some have a knack for it, while others will always call and ask how to find that dang internet again.

On one hand, it's endearing, but not when it comes to your parents. Oh well. They're doing their best, okay?

1. Do we think that he reacted like this back when Farmville was a thing, too?

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"Hey honey. We don't have a reindeer but can help you find one if you like. Let us know."

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2. Mothers think the world of us, don't they? So sweet, awe.

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No, Mom, I don't run The Google. Sad. Wish I did. We'd be well-off and living lavish, luxurious lives if that were the case.

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3. Making his mother's life easier, but also avoiding at least four or five phone calls each week. 

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Really, who is the beneficiary here? Clearly, he is reaping as much of the reward as his mother, amirite?

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4. Scrolling is a difficult concept to grasp, okay? Leave her be. 

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For the record, that would be the worst and most embarrassing thing ever. We have enough going on in the world, we don't need that.

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5. Perhaps a flatscreen television would be a better resource than this laptop? 

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Who knew that a computer could even zoom in that much? It must take him forever to get to a webpage, poor guy.

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6. That isn't how computers work, Mom. Good attempt, though...

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"Yeah, computers don't operate on the same scale that cell phones do. It has nothing to do with how high up the monitor is. Nevermind, I'll fix it."

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7. Quite a lot of affection for a roasted bird, don't you think? Not going to judge her, though.

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Oh come on, this one is hilarious and adorable. Imagine how confused her Facebook friends must have been!

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8. Slow learning is learning nonetheless. Mom is doing a great job, she'll get it in time.

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Honestly mine probably hasn't even heard of a hashtag before so I consider this parent to be pretty advanced.

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9. But...but...how are people still doing this? 

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This one is so common, too. If it isn't one of your parents, it is someone you know.

It might even be you, tbh. This google stuff is harder than it looks!

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10. Oh, come on, Mom! THIS IS THE HOUSE PHONE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! 

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People still have home phones? I don't remember the last time I saw one of these ancient artifacts in person. Guys, It has been a hot minute.

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11. One confused father who needed a little help from his digital-savvy child. What a good kid!

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Do you think dad still uses Internet Explorer? Better delete the icon altogether, good thinking!

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12. LOL! Moms are THE BEST, amirite? Like, all our mothers have probs done this at least once.

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That or forgot to charge the portable charger. Then you have to go and explain that it doesn't have a limitless battery supply...

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13. Tell me about it.

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Don't ask me how people get all those Snapchat and Insta effects! I can barely work my front camera let alone figure out how to get a dog filter on my bitmoji!

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14. Toolbars are all about convenience, right? Ten of them has to be super convenient!

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Does anyone else fear that their vision might go out of wack from looking at this? Everything wrong in the world, contained in a single photo.

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15. Gosh, don't you hate it when this happens?

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Writing on a restaurant's social media fan pages and not getting a response is the worst. I feel the struggle and frustration, Joel.

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16. You never know. Maybe she is planning a trip and practicing her basic Chinese!

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Nah, she probably was messing around with the settings and got the keyboard stuck. You're right.

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17. And last but not least, a beautiful technological tribute to HD Grandmom.

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Hey, if Mom meant to do this, be proud that she figured out how to change the desktop photo! That is sufficient progress! Next lesson is screensavers.

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