Most of us surely remember helping our parents and grandparents solve technology related problems, because "you play on the computer all the time, so you must know everything about it".

Sometimes though they fail at technology so hilariously that you just can't resist sharing their mistakes with the "tech wise kids". Bored Panda collected such examples to remind that while our parents and grandparents may know much more than we, the younger generation do, when it comes to technology it's us that come to the rescue.


If you've captured someone older failing at technology be sure to add it to this list. And don't forget to upvote and comment your favorite fails as well!

#1

So Today My Nana Showed Me Some Of Her Favorite Websites

So Today My Nana Showed Me Some Of Her Favorite Websites

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Such dedication! I'd be too lazy for such a... BOOKMARK!

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#2

When My Grandma Googles Something She Puts "Please" And "Thank You"

When My Grandma Googles Something She Puts "Please" And "Thank You"

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe she's just a visionary already living in a future where machines have feelings and are self-aware. Thanks, grandma!

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years ago

Or maybe, just maybe she was working on tech support and she knows that those words make it much faster. BTW, first link looks correct so what is the problem?

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

this is actually very adorable!

AspieGirl88
Community Member
3 years ago

She sounds like a lovely person. Perhaps she thought there was one of many people working on the other side of the search-engine; answering every question that appears & she simply wanted to be polite (as many people asking for help -whether it's via the internet or phone- don't hide their rudeness, which I'm sure this lady probably knows to be true). If only every heart was as pure & golden as this lovely lady's one... 💕✨💛✨💕

Beatrice Alighieri
Community Member
3 years ago

In this case, Google actually replied to her with a 'Thank You' note for her kindness. https://twitter.com/GoogleUK/status/743021042822750209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

💖 Stacy Rae 💖
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3 years ago

Awesome thanks for sharing!

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Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah, thats so sweet and polite of her

Vanessa Dominguez Peralta
Community Member
3 years ago

My daughter says thank you to the Google voice thing on the phone after we ask it something and it answers your welcome. 😁😁

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe she read Asimov's "Key Item". Btw, you should, it's great (And may ring a bell on my comment) :D

María Emilia Martínez
Community Member
3 years ago

Love her!

Amy Ferguson
Community Member
3 years ago

We ALL could use practice at good manners... even when NO ONE is listening! LOL!

Jason Hook
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3 years ago

Props to her. Even if it is just using Google, respect like that is hard to come by these days

Hans
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3 years ago

With future's bots the quality of the answer may depend on this! Politness never hurts. :)

Hans
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3 years ago

"Please Post" by the way.

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Kira Leseman
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3 years ago

If I ask Siri anything I say please and thank you. I can't stop. It feels rude. Here is an example, " Hey Siri will you please set the timer for 20 minutes? Thank you!"

Suzanne
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3 years ago

I say please and thank you to Siri too!

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Lärry
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3 years ago

Thats polite...

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

She puts me to shame... coz here I am, yelling obscenities at Siri...

Cyber
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1 year ago

hahahahahahahahahahahahhaahaaaaaaa

Shirley Bond
Community Member
3 years ago

That's so nice.

Santiago Suarez
Community Member
3 years ago

this is how she keeps Skynet under control!

Rin Rin
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3 years ago

Ahhahahhaha oh granny

Brian Sanders
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6 months ago

That is pretty funny!

Janette Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww

Rose Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

She was brought up to be polite!

Szilvia Bernath-Toth
Community Member
3 years ago

it would be normal all of us :)

Ie Va
Community Member
3 years ago

Learn politiness from her, please!

Paulina Haminara
Community Member
3 years ago

that's actually so cute

Vasanth
Community Member
3 years ago

and google still gave the results!

Jeni Leigh
Community Member
3 years ago

I always thank Siri but have never thought to thank google. I feel so rude now!

Potatos r cool
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3 years ago

☺️

katarina
Community Member
3 years ago

aaamazing! so polite granny <3

Alanna Wakefield
Community Member
3 years ago

Sounds like my ma Maw she tells facebook goodnight and sweet dreams every night before logging off lol

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
3 years ago

Bless !!

Anna Salerno
Community Member
3 years ago

It just might do you some good to remember your manners!

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

And they don't say 'you're welcome' or even 'bless your heart'.

Bobby Zhang
Community Member
3 years ago

Not polite anymore, something old should be inherited.

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
3 years ago

Nana didn't raise ya to be rude 😂

Dina
Community Member
3 years ago

Very wise, grandma, very wise...

Abhisek Chakraborty
Community Member
3 years ago

Considering we spend most of the time with machines these days, doing this might actually trim down our egos and stop our habit of commanding! ;)

Alex smith
Community Member
3 years ago

She is just being nice and polite

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

So cute!

Anilda
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so sweet

Louiiiise
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonderful. Best Grandma in the world!

Lorraine
Community Member
3 years ago

She is too cute

Swarnkar Nancy
Community Member
3 years ago

She's adorable and inspiring!!

April Christine
Community Member
3 years ago

I actually have done that with Siri forgetting it confuses him.

Tanya de Kruijff
Community Member
3 years ago

It worked though. 😂

Natika Rae
Community Member
3 years ago

That is the sweetest thing.

Charleen Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

So precious! I bet the response time is faster!

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Good manners are hard to break, thank heavens. I wonder how Ben treats others who are not machines?

DisneyworldFAN
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe grandma think the computer is a human! Hahahhahaha! I love grandparents!

Brontosonto
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the politesse of Ben John's grandma, but if you know the easy rules of roman numerals, you don't need any machine to translate them and can read it instantly.

DancingToMyself
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3 years ago

Really?

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מוניקה יללש
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3 years ago

Awhhh 😍

Jim Kissaglis
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3 years ago

you cant what you fucking retard?

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#3

My Nana Asked Me To Fix Her Phone Because "The Outside Clock Is Always Showing The Wrong Time"

My Nana Asked Me To Fix Her Phone Because "The Outside Clock Is Always Showing The Wrong Time"

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Hans
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3 years ago

"Now it does not show the time anymore. :("

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#4

My Grandmother Complained Her Remote Was Confusing, So I Grandma-Ified It For Her

My Grandmother Complained Her Remote Was Confusing, So I Grandma-Ified It For Her

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Honestly, all the other buttons are kind of a waste unless you have on demand.

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#5

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Turn Off This Front Camera Heart Feature On His Phone And He Tried To Send Me A Pic Of His New Stove

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Turn Off This Front Camera Heart Feature On His Phone And He Tried To Send Me A Pic Of His New Stove

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

I love his new stove!

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#6

My 90 Year Old Grandma From Japan, Showing Us How She Zooms In With An Iphone

My 90 Year Old Grandma From Japan, Showing Us How She Zooms In With An Iphone

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Hans
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3 years ago

The right tools for the right job! Clever!

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#7

My Grandma Is Getting Pretty High Tech These Days...

My Grandma Is Getting Pretty High Tech These Days...

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Daria B
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3 years ago

She's having fun.

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#8

When Mom Uses Technology

When Mom Uses Technology

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Alustriel Day
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3 years ago

Just gave up lol

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#9

Friend's Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is

Friend's Grandma Just Asked Whose Phone This Is

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Hans
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3 years ago

Oh, this looks like the latest Blackberry.

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#10

Grandma Sent Me This In The Mail. Slowest Picture Message Ever

Grandma Sent Me This In The Mail. Slowest Picture Message Ever

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

I feel like the process of getting a picture off of your phone and printed is far more sophisticated.

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#11

I Told Him The Computer Was Frozen. He's Trying To Unfreeze It With A Blow Dryer

I Told Him The Computer Was Frozen. He's Trying To Unfreeze It With A Blow Dryer

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

We've hijacked words and made them into something they don't understand, awww.

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#12

My Grandma Took Her First Selfie Today. She's Using The Front Camera To Take A Mirror Selfie

My Grandma Took Her First Selfie Today. She's Using The Front Camera To Take A Mirror Selfie

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Your grandma looks lovely.

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#13

My Dad Said "Look, Those TV Models Are Pirates"

My Dad Said "Look, Those TV Models Are Pirates"

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Grace Bohmer
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3 years ago

omg I started laughing out loud lol

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#14

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Text On His Flip Phone, So He Always Sends Me Multimedia Messages

My Dad Doesn't Know How To Text On His Flip Phone, So He Always Sends Me Multimedia Messages

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María Emilia Martínez
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3 years ago

The best idea!! I need to talk with my dad, he has to do that!

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#15

Mom Asked Why The Computer Was So Slow. She Has Eleven Toolbars

Mom Asked Why The Computer Was So Slow. She Has Eleven Toolbars

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Hans
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3 years ago

...and probably also sent 5 000 $ to that poor cancer-bitten prince from a remote country that will now transfer 50 000 000.

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#16

My Grandma Called Me Over To Fix Her Computer Because "Everything Moves Backwards"

My Grandma Called Me Over To Fix Her Computer Because "Everything Moves Backwards"

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Lemonsito
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3 years ago

My mother gave up learning how to use the computer years ago, she uses the mouse with her right hand, like all of us do, but her left hand always moves to the same direction as the mouse pointer....

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#17

Mom Tries To Send Me A Pic Of Grandma's Diapers So I Can Get Some At The Store. Somehow "The Phone Doesn't Let Me Send Pictures!" Two Hours Later I Realize She Made It Her Profile Picture. Still Hasn't Noticed It

Mom Tries To Send Me A Pic Of Grandma's Diapers So I Can Get Some At The Store. Somehow "The Phone Doesn't Let Me Send Pictures!" Two Hours Later I Realize She Made It Her Profile Picture. Still Hasn't Noticed It

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Ooops

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#18

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

When Your Mom Spectacularly Misunderstands The Cry Laughing Emoji

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AcousticGString
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3 years ago

I think its pretty clear, this person thought the emoji was crying, not laughing so hard it cried.

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#19

Good Job, Grandma (She's 82)

Good Job, Grandma (She's 82)

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Oh my! I'm so glsd she wasn't electrocuted by this!

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#20

So My Dad Got His First Camera Phone Today...

So My Dad Got His First Camera Phone Today...

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

"Look son, I'm touching all the melons"

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#21

My Grandma Got A New Phone, My Dad Receives This

My Grandma Got A New Phone, My Dad Receives This

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Perfectly said mum.

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#22

Got My Mom An Ipad, Had It Engraved

Got My Mom An Ipad, Had It Engraved

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

She is lucky her mom has a sense of humor about those things

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#23

I Opened My Moms Computer This Morning And Found My Hd Grandmom As Her Wallpaper

I Opened My Moms Computer This Morning And Found My Hd Grandmom As Her Wallpaper

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Hans
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3 years ago

This is rather a win than a fail!

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#24

My Girlfriend's Grandma Thought The Ipad Was A Cutting Board

My Girlfriend's Grandma Thought The Ipad Was A Cutting Board

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Hans
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3 years ago

Ouch. Well...ouch.

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#25

Thanksgiving Means Fixing Everyone's Computer Or Phone Problems. My Mom Is Only Person I Know That Can Get Ads On Her Lock Screen

Thanksgiving Means Fixing Everyone's Computer Or Phone Problems. My Mom Is Only Person I Know That Can Get Ads On Her Lock Screen

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Hans
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3 years ago

This is impressive.

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#26

So We Got Grandma A Tv...

So We Got Grandma A Tv...

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

Aww, that's actually really adorable of her to say

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#27

Just Got My Grandma Her First Cordless Phone. Baby Steps

Just Got My Grandma Her First Cordless Phone. Baby Steps

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

At least she put it back on the dock. My grandma loses them as often as the remote!

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#28

My Grandma Printed Some Photos From Her Phone

My Grandma Printed Some Photos From Her Phone

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Well... Some people know not how to make a screenshot, so this is actually high tallent, but low skill.

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#29

Dad Gets A New Phone For Xmas, Struggles With Voice Text

Dad Gets A New Phone For Xmas, Struggles With Voice Text

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Naima Ivansdóttir
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3 years ago

this is hilarious

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#30

Hashtag Mom

Hashtag Mom

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

"Close enough, mom"

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#31

When Grandma Can't Hear You On The Phone

When Grandma Can't Hear You On The Phone

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

This is why I'm thankful for the earphones that came with my iphone. I use those things religiously for conversations.

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#32

Traveling With My Mom. Saw Her Phone, And Investigated. Informed Her That She Used The Screen Protector's Throwaway Film Instead Of The Actual Screen Protector. She Literally Used Trash As A Screen Protector

Traveling With My Mom. Saw Her Phone, And Investigated. Informed Her That She Used The Screen Protector's Throwaway Film Instead Of The Actual Screen Protector. She Literally Used Trash As A Screen Protector

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

And she paid $39.99 for it!

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#33

Saw This Guy Working On His Computer In A Cafe

Saw This Guy Working On His Computer In A Cafe

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Alexandra Lee
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3 years ago

Sure, it's an older computer, ut does this guys count as "older"??

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#34

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

I Swear Every Mom Texts Like This

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

I can confirm this. My mom will use her left thumb and right index finger. No idea how she does it. I'm all thumbs.

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#35

Told My Dad I Needed A New Mouse. He Pulled This

Told My Dad I Needed A New Mouse. He Pulled This

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

The oldies never let anything go, it'll come in handy someday...

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#36

My Dad Got A New Phone And Doesn't Have A Case Yet. He Kept It In The Box

My Dad Got A New Phone And Doesn't Have A Case Yet. He Kept It In The Box

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

He's got the 3 Rs all in one there

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#37

Went Home To Find My Mom's Computer Like This... She Said "I Thought I Would Get Better Internet"

Went Home To Find My Mom's Computer Like This... She Said "I Thought I Would Get Better Internet"

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Let us hope we do not find an ethernet cable there...

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#38

Thanks

Thanks

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Hans
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3 years ago

Eat up first, grandma, then speak.

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#39

Grandma Sends Selfie

Grandma Sends Selfie

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Well...who's phone is really upside down?

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#40

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

You Gonna Need A Bigger Screen

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

or he have vision problem.

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#41

My Grandma Got A New Computer And Wanted Me To "Install" The Internet

My Grandma Got A New Computer And Wanted Me To "Install" The Internet

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Hans
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3 years ago

AOL for the win!

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#42

My Mom Just Got A Phone For The First Time (Face Palm)

My Mom Just Got A Phone For The First Time (Face Palm)

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Hans
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3 years ago

This "font" typo is rather confusing by itself...

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#43

Mom, Lol, That's Not The Right Kind Of Screen Protector...

Mom, Lol, That's Not The Right Kind Of Screen Protector...

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Hans
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3 years ago

The phone must have grown as of late.

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#44

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

Can You Take My Photo? Sure...

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Hans
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3 years ago

"everytime I take a picture I am literally blind for a minute."

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#45

This Is How My Grandma Is Watching The Cricket Match On The TV. I Should Probably Get Her A Bigger One For Xmas

This Is How My Grandma Is Watching The Cricket Match On The TV. I Should Probably Get Her A Bigger One For Xmas

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Hans
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3 years ago

The right tools for the right job, I can only repreat myself. Our elderlies are more inventive than we might think. Win!

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