From touchscreens and kitchen aids to floppy discs and strange letters, the older generation seems to have a hilariously horrible time figuring out what’s going on in the world around them.
Thankfully, their kids and grandkids are there to snap pictures for the record because these situations prove that not all older people grow up to be wiser.
Jesus, May The Force Be With You
While a lot of people see the Star Wars franchise as the Holy Grail of cinema, no one really sees Luke Skywalker as Jesus. Well, no one except this lady who put a little figurine of him on her shrine.
Is anyone going to ask her why Jesus has a robotic hand?
Did They Know They Can Buy Books With That Bookmark?
Gifting a Kindle to a book lover is a fantastic option. It allows them to have virtually every book in the palm of their hand at a much lower fee than an actual book.
This person, however, wasn’t about to put down their book for a tablet. But why have it go to waste when it can be a perfectly good bookmark?
No, Grandma, That’s Not A Cross
Minecraft, cross, what’s the difference, really? Apparently, nothing, according to this grandma who decided to mount the Minecraft sword onto her wall for everyone to see.
Seriously, is anyone planning on telling her that its a weapon from a videogame and not a religious symbol? Although, to each their own when it comes to symbolism.
Over Here Using A Fisheye Lense As A Chip Clip
There is little worse than running around the house looking for something you “lost.” in this particular case, the person had misplaced their detachable fisheye lens, a pricey piece of equipment.
It would have been priceless to see the look on their face when they realized their elder had decided to use it as a chip clip. Hey, it does have a clip, so why not?
Teamwork, Because Who Cares If There Is A Screen Brightener
iPads: a piece of technology that the older generation is still trying to wrap their minds around. Here we see two men who seem to have a vague understanding of a tablet.
Well, besides the feature that allows a person to brighten their screen since one of them is being super helpful and shining a flashlight directly onto the tablet.
When It Comes To Buttons, Moms Live And Learn
According to this Redditor, his mom was super excited about her new car. Who wouldn’t be? Getting a new car and pressing all of the buttons is a very fun time.
Unfortunately, his mom didn’t recognize the sunroof button and, not realizing that the roof was literally opening up, let the epic snowfall become part of the interior. Maybe think about closing it? Too easy?
“Sir, Move Your Finger”
It’s always nice when someone asks if people would like them to take their picture. It’s a better way to get everything in the views instead of just a close-up selfie.
Unfortunately for this couple, the person who asked happened to be an older gentleman who didn’t know that his finger was half covering the camera lens. They tried their hardest to make him understand.
Apparently, Google Docs Was Too Much To Ask For
To those who don’t know what this contraption is, it’s a floppy disk. They were used back in the day before Google Docs and Clouds were even a twinkle in tech mongrels’ eyes.
This person was clearly having none of it, though, not trusting the new technology and saving their recipes on a good, old-fashioned floppy disc. Too bad computers don’t have a drive for them anymore.
Deleting A Facebook Account Via Snail Mail
Facebook isn’t for everyone. The issue is some people don’t realize it’s not for them until after they made an account. Well, being in the older generation, the clear way to unsubscribe from something is via snail mail.
Someone should really tell this person that they can press a nice simple “delete account” button.
“Christopher,” If That Is Your Real Name
Birthday cards from grandparents are always fun since they typically have money or a gift card tucked inside. On the other hand, these grandparents really aren’t sure who they’re giving the card to.
“Christopher” is probably one of her grandkids, but the quotation marks around the name make it seem as though they’re not entirely sure.
So, They Couldn’t Screenshot The Picture Without The Ringer?
Pictures always make great gifts, giving memories to people that they’re able to cherish for years to come. Unfortunately, it looks like this picture was a massive fail on the parents’ part.
Not only is it a picture of a picture, but the person then decided to screenshot that picture while the ringer notification was up. Then they printed it!
Kitchen Aid: 1 Grandma: 0
Poor grandma, she did not know what she was getting herself into when she turned on that Kitchen Aid. It can be tricky, starting at the lowest setting and then progressively making it higher.
But, as she found out, patience is a virtue that doesn’t make flour flying everywhere and coating the front of your sweater!
The Divorce Papers Are In A Sticky Situation
Nowadays, there are a lot of different formats to chose from when going to print out documents. Unfortunately for this person, she accidentally clicked on the sticker format, printing out her divorce papers on various stickers.
We’re just going to go out on a limb here and say that her papers are in a sticky situation because there is no way the court will accept those!
The Moment Filters Make Sense
Getting the older generation on social media is not the easiest task. Making them understand the use of filters is even more difficult. This lady is one of the lucky few who seems to, maybe, have her phone filters down.
The fact that her son said that she used this photo as her Facebook profile picture is another conversation, though.
Just A Simple Copy Of A Recipe
Tablets and iPads are a great and easy way to pull up information. And if a person is using it in the kitchen for a recipe, it is pretty much the greatest thing ever! No need to print out papers from a desktop anymore.
This person, however, likes to do things the old-fashioned way and went out of their way to photocopy their iPad.
Nope, She’s Not Moving
The moving sidewalk in the airport is a great way to speed walk to a gate, especially for people who are late for their flight.
This grandma, though, couldn’t care less that there is literally a line of people behind her looking to get through and make it to their gate on time. They could probably walk faster than that device.
Maybe Go Straight To The App Store Next Time?
According to this Reddit user, their mom found an advertisement in the paper marketing towards a phone application she found interesting.
So, instead of going straight to the app store or even taking a picture of the advertisement, she found scissors, cut the advertisement out of the paper, and taped it to the back of her phone for future reference.
According to this Reddit user, their grandpa was super excited to go over to their house on Easter because he had some free computers. Obviously, the Reddit user was equally as excited. Who says no to a free computer?
Well, here are the “computers” in all of their bubble-wrapped glory.
When A Person Doesn’t Trust The Roomba
According to this Reddit user, their father just became the proud owner of a Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner that does its job without a person having to follow it around.
Well, that would be the description for people who trust the Roomba to do its job. This person’s father did not and decided he needed to follow the robot around to ensure it was not doing any funny business.
At Least They’re Trying To Learn
For a first-time smartphone user, it can be pretty overwhelming. And for those people who didn’t grow up with the technology of the 21st century, it can be downright impossible to learn everything.
This person decided to take matters into their own hands, jumping on YouTube and searching how to use their phone. Maybe they should try to learn how to use the keyboard first, though.