They definitely blushed during these conversations
Treands change wildly over time, so it’s understandable that a lot of our parents might be a bit confused about the lingo of life in 2017 — it’s so not their fault. That said, the questions that they ask about current trends can be downright mortifying, even for those of us who are close to our family. Seriously sometimes the misunderstandings can make us want to curl up into a ball of embarrassment and never see the light of day again… or they can make us laugh uproariously. These stories have a little bit of both!
My dad always sent a new email, every time. Like would NEVER hit reply, he would start a new email for everything. I finally got sick of it and told him it was bad digital etiquette. Then he tells me he starts a new email every time to save data.
He’s had unlimited downloads since about 2002 and thinks that by not hitting reply he’s saving his gigabytes? I literally facepalmed. This happened last week. I am mortified that he believed this for so long. (deleted user)
When I lost one of my teeth at about six or so, I was interested in seeing how it fit in from the space it had fallen out of. So I was in the car, trying to put my tooth back into the spot to see how it fit, and my dad started driving the car. There was a speedbump and I literally swallowed the tooth.
I had to explain to them what happened and write a grudging letter to the Tooth Fairy (that I didn’t particularly believe in by then) explaining that I swallowed my tooth and could I still have the money anyway. So humiliating. (kls81)
Not Just Movies
I had to explain to my mom who works in education with parents and administrators and her ER surgeon fiancé that “Netflix and Chill” doesn’t actually mean watching Netflix and hanging out. I found out she and her fiancé had been going around for six months telling people they were “Netflix and chilling” she then understood why they had both gotten such odd looks and reactions. (lovecoffee1018)