Autocorrects, nude pics and inappropriate statuses, oh my!
Texting is a daily argument with my mom. I'll receive a funny text from her, but it's not just a text — it's the length of an epic, Shakespearean letter. Actually, it's so long that her phone is forced to send it in two different messages.
And then she always "signs" her texts with her name as if I'm not going to know who sent the message. Despite my daily assurances of "Mom, you don't have to sign your text messages. I know they're from you!" she does it all over again the next day.
I've learned to just accept that the generational gap between us is too great. As much as I love her, she's just never going to fully comprehend things like hyperlinking, hashtagging and what she calls "The Facespace" (translation: Facebook). I've resigned myself to a lifetime of fielding her questions: "No mom, you can’t tweet over Facebook. No mom, the NSA doesn't care if you watch YouTube videos through your iPad."
Granted, I could have a worse technological snafu with the 'rents. I could be like that college student who accidentally sent her dad a nude pic (#oops).
In honor of our technologically-inept moms and dads, we've curated the best of the cringeworthy, LOL-worthy, all-time best tech fails between parents and their kids. Some things are just better left un-texted.