There is one space where parents have always managed to reign supreme over their children, and that space is text messaging. This digital format takes everything that children suspect about their parents’ social ineptitude and turns it into a reality. Let’s take a look at how things can quickly go wrong when your parents try to communicate via text.
Something Weird In the Background
We all love to occasionally share a picture with our loved ones. Sometimes we meet a special someone and want to let our family know; other times, we encounter a beautiful vista that we just have to take a picture of. Mothers and fathers are still getting the hang of the whole “camera on a phone” thing.
Especially since many of our parents grew up in a time when phones and cameras were separate objects. This mother didn’t realize that her finger was on the camera and blocking the view. So whenever she sent a photo, there was nothing to see but a close-up of her finger.
Early Signs of Possession
We’re not sure what exactly is going on in this text message, but it seems to be a mixture of some really nasty software virus and a ghost haunting the phone. When you hold a key on your phone’s keyboard, you’ll likely see a list of variant letters you can use.
For example, instead of writing the letter ‘e’, you can hold the letter and choose something else such as 'è,' 'é,' 'ë,' or 'ę.' We assume that this is what happened to this mother’s phone, although based on her daughter’s response, it might be something much worse and her phone might be broken.
Don’t Type Without Seeing
One of the worst things about having glasses is the moments when you lose them. The problems that come with partial blindness include occasionally stubbing your toe or walking with your arms outstretched like a zombie across your house so as not to bump into anything or break a vase.
If you’ve ever tried typing on a smartphone with your eyes closed, it’s quite a similar experience to doing it without your glasses. This mother shows us exactly why you shouldn’t try to type without glasses, cause your texting skills aren't as good as you think they are without your eyesight.
Autocorrect Strikes Again
It’s a good thing that this kid has a healthy sense of humor because it might have been highly offensive, if not incredibly awkward. Why, you may ask? Well, because children don't want to find out about their parents' predilections and just thinking about it now makes our skin crawl.
If you didn't know this before, it's official now - autocorrect is one of the best ways to ruin a relationship. It’s just really easy to say nasty things and blame it on the feature, which we guess is why Apple and Android never quite got around to fixing its issues.
When Life Is Too Short
The “YOLO” trend is an interesting one, having popularized a few words to mean one thing that could easily be interpreted to mean something else. “You only live once,” they say, and so you should live life to the fullest. Basically, it's used to express how we should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future.
Often the phrase is used as a rationale for impulsive or reckless behavior. But…if you only have one life, wouldn't you also want to protect it? Maybe don’t take life-threatening risks? This mom why this mom here used "YOLO", albeit incorrectly, to ensure her kid doesn’t “Yolo” his one life away.
The World’s Best Paid Room Cleaner
Money is a great incentive to make your kids do their chores and clean up after themselves. Many children learn to value money even before they’re ten years old, although they don’t exactly understand its significance. Kids instinctively like to gather resources, so when you offer them money to do something, they will.
Whether or not this mother actually hid $100 in her daughter’s room, her proposition is quite smart. Although this won’t necessarily make her daughter disciplined all of a sudden, it will get the room cleaned in no time. At least there's a reward waiting for her for it once she's done!
Burn This Text Exchange
Sometimes parents try to learn how to be “hip” and adopt their children’s lingo and mannerisms. These attempts are usually met with a scolding look from the kids and are quite often unsuccessful. This exchange between a mother and her daughter shows why parents should never attempt to do this.
We're all well aware of the fact that anything that a parent touches stops being cool, as they are invading the counterculture space of their younger generation. This conversation is one of the most cringeworthy things you’ll read this year. We can only hope that nobody ever found out who was behind this text exchange.
An Encouraging Father
The relationship between most citizens and the police force is one we would describe as… tense. People think police officers are probably the most strict and uptight mothers and fathers there are. While this may be true in some cases, there are exceptions.
As we see in this text between a dad and his child. Police workers are usually so jaded after a few years in their careers that it gets very hard for someone to phase them. This, plus a slightly liberal attitude, must have been the factor that led to this hilarious but incriminating text exchange.
Dad’s Proud Achievement
Do you have parents? Chances are you do, and you'll also know that your sense of humor doesn't always mesh well with your parent's sense of humor. We’ve already mentioned that some fathers can have a cold and sarcastic sense of humor that even translates quite well in text form.
The result is this text exchange between this dad and his daughter. While we might think it's hilarious, we doubt that his daughter thinks so. It’s hard to imagine the horrible thoughts that went through this young girl’s mind upon reading her dad's text message, but at least her mother got a prego.
That Is Definitely Not Chocolate
Poop emojis have some of the cutest faces of all the icons in the emoji library and for that reason, people really, really, love using these emojis. It's like the Julia Roberts of emojis. But you know what Poop Face is, really? A giant, soggy slap in the face, and people still use it, albeit incorrectly!
This mother was so convinced by the beautiful poop that she thought for a moment she was looking at a beautiful chocolate cone with a smiling, positive attitude. She may not realize the connotations behind this emoji, as using the poop emoji could suggest literally anything. Is she confused? Is she angry? Who knows?
Please Use the Space Button
We can only express our utmost gratitude that our parents are slightly more sophisticated than this naive mom right here. While it may be excused that some fathers and mothers can’t find certain emojis on a mobile keyboard, there’s really no reason to not know where a spacebar key is.
It hasn’t been an easy couple of years for parents out there. Was it ever though? Along with all the regular parental difficulties, they've also had to adapt to modern devices and smartphones. Frankly, if we didn’t know where the spacebar key was, we would be way too embarrassed to ask about it in a text exchange.
Is This Twitter?
Our parents can sometimes surprise us with just how technologically inept they are, although it’s quite understandable why they would be this way. Imagine growing up in a time when changes took decades, only to suddenly be swept up by more change than you’ve seen in your entire lifetime all at once.
Luckily, we've had plenty of experience when it comes to the internet, but some parents still don’t exactly know what certain tech words mean, which causes them to confuse a social network like Twitter for a texting app. Hey, at least their Mom didn’t think that Twitter was actually a bird!
Taking an Example From Bow-tie Man
Let’s be frank; some parents have the cutest sayings and comebacks. While most adults choose to discipline their kids with the obligatory “I’m the adult” lecture, some take a more creative approach to this tough feat. Every kid can appreciate when a parent takes the extra effort to make their moral lessons funny.
Which is why this Mom is pretty awesome. She has apparently created a character called Bow-tie Man, who has a supreme level of intelligence and an outfit to match. This guy doesn’t make mistakes and always wears a bowtie. They should probably make a superhero movie about him.
Worst Prank of All Time
Some parents are absolutely strict toward their kids. Good or bad, parents are supposed to be different, that's why they're parents. But some parents take it a little too far and end up being cruel. Many of our parents enjoyed pranking each other when they were younger.
But some parents never grow out of it, even when they should. When Mom or Dad tries to scare us in creative ways, it can be quite terrifying, especially for a young child or someone who gets scared easily. Hopefully, the kid didn’t need too much therapy after this incident.
Way Too Many Emojis
Most people can manage by using only one or two emojis to emphasize their point. Usually, it’s either a smiley, a heart, or a thumbs-up emoji at the end of a sentence that really helps to drive the emotional tone of the message home. Other people feel the need to use emojis in every single sentence.
They sometimes even use them to replace the actual words they’re supposed to write. When you take this to its logical extreme, you get whatever it is that’s going on in this text exchange. This kind of convoluted message could have been a mystery in the "Da Vinci Code", for all intents and purposes.
Let’s Change the Topic
Kids know a lot more these days than we give them credit for. Their constant connectivity with the internet makes them exposed to various things that we didn’t know until a much later age. This example of an autocorrect and a child with a dirty mind leads to quite a funny exchange.
Hopefully, Dad can improve his anniversary game next year, otherwise, there are going to be some consequences! If this couple's marriage is to last, he'll need something to keep the love burning. Clearly, some serious thinking needs to take place when it comes to getting a gift if this dad wants to keep his wife.
Cool Beans Mom
Parents should strictly avoid phrases that they think are popular, as the case is usually the opposite. There’s nothing less cool than a parent who’s desperately trying to resurrect a classic phrase that used to be cool in the ‘80s. But honestly, why was the phrase "cool beans" even that cool?
"Cool beans" is up there with "YOLO" on the list of things that future generations will relentlessly mock us for saying, which we absolutely deserve. It’s likely that even back then, people didn't use phrases to seem cool but instead used these to identify and isolate the nerdiest of the bunch.
Currently, there aren't a lot of things worse than your mother pretending to be your imaginary boyfriend just to make you feel better about being single. Still, it seems like this mom thought it might be a nice gesture, and who knows, maybe her daughter might even find a boyfriend sooner!
Getting a great morning message like that is quite a sad experience. Hopefully, this daughter took her Mom’s text in her stride. Being single isn't that bad, I mean, you get to do what you want, when you want, and not worry about wherever your boyfriend is having a good time, or not.
No. Just... No.
We’re sure that this father genuinely wanted to tell his kid that he left his cell phone at home. Unfortunately, sometimes we get so attached to our mobiles that we forget that they are not us. The average person spends almost 100% of their day (including their sleep) next to their phone.
This is why when someone loses their phone, our first instinct is to let them know, but how do we do that? Hopefully, the dad realized his error and attempted to contact his kid in another way. The alternative, where the father didn’t realize his mistake, is just too scary to imagine.
Finding the Spacebar
The texts in this picture start with a loving message from a child to their parent. It quickly turns into a weird dramatic sensation before the mother replies. While many parents can get on board with the idea of having a touch-based keyboard, not all of them get how it works.
This Mom didn’t know where the spacebar key is. Which ended up causing quite a funny situation. Surprisingly, she's not the only one who struggled with this as we already have another page about a parent not knowing where the spacebar key is. Once she finds it, it'll all be downhill from here.
People often have the dilemma of either complimenting their child or children for something that they don’t agree with or just telling them the truth at the risk of being offensive. This mother clearly doesn’t care one bit about offending her daughter as if she’s texting her about tomorrow’s weather forecast.
As a parent, you've got an idea about what it means to be a loving and supportive human being to your children, and the kind of behaviors that are acceptable or not for you to display. Sadly, this mom didn't get the memo and saw nothing wrong with pointing out her daughter's lack of friends.
Lack of Knowledge in the Art of Emojis
Back in the day, millennials had to use various letters and signs to create their own emojis. This was a creative and brave exploration of combining language with artful communication. Many of us remember a time in the not-so-recent past when ‘:-p’ meant sticking your tongue out and ‘:-o' meant you were surprised.
Parents have sort of skipped that phase of figuring out how to use the punctuation marks to make an emoji and gone straight to today’s graphic, done-for-you emojis. Many of them don’t know how to find them, never mind use them, which is what sets the stage for this funny exchange.
An Important Question
It’s always a scary situation when something that looks like a distress signal is communicated. Your entire life can change when your parent evokes something that smells like danger in their text, which is why Mom should probably be more careful next time in the way she articulates her texts.
It didn't take a soothsayer to see that messaging is going to be a big part of our future, but messaging never became so advanced that we could send a text to the police. Hopefully, her daughter updated her that texting the police doesn’t work. But remember, there are no stupid questions…
Basic Logic 101
While some parents feel that they can’t really talk to their children, there are many kids who feel the same way toward their parents. Usually, the dynamics between parents and children result in one of the two being more logical, while the other, well, just see the text below to understand.
When a parent isn’t fluent in their child’s language, it’s often the children who are in the frustrating position of trying to communicate basic facts. Luckily, these exchanges can still give someone a good laugh, but that depends on their ability to turn an ironic situation into something funny rather than sad.
That’s Not a Winking Face...
We've all had awkward text exchanges with our parents about emojis, especially since parents seem to struggle to adapt to the new digital icons. At best, the most tech-savvy mothers and fathers usually get as far as learning how to occasionally use the smiley emoji with only a few errors.
Even if you have a good relationship with your parents, you're still probably still going to be embarrassed by them. It just feels wrong when they try really hard to get with whatever current there is, like trying to use emojis. They are clearly the least cool people on Earth.
When Dissing Your Parents Backfires
Some children feel so confident that they don't care to berate and criticize their parents. These kids have usually been raised as disrespectful teens and tend to show their frustrations quite vocally. What most teenagers forget, though, is that their parents have been around for much, much longer than they have.
This cumulative experience sometimes manifests itself as jokes and comebacks so good that they leave you speechless. While some parents are absolutely clueless, there are those that are sharper than a thumbtack and will respond to a challenge with a counter and then proceed to drop the mic, leaving you out to dry.
Auto Text Has Gone Haywire
One cool feature that came along with mobile phones is the ability to turn on a 'Do Not Disturb' mode. This feature allows you to block all incoming calls and then send an automatic notification to their respective contacts with a customised message, expressing why you’re not available to answer.
This Dad probably set his automatic response message to “In a meeting”, which could explain this weird sequence of identical messages. We fail to understand how someone can send the exact same message so many times in any other way. Perhaps the kid’s father just really didn’t want to talk.
That’s Good to Know
Text messages are a somewhat limited format and often cause many unintended problems due to misspellings or accidentally sending a message before finishing it. This kid told his parents he was "coming out", but it was only an accident. Luckily he found out that his parents are tolerant and loving.
Unfortunately, he also found out that they were sure he was gay all along, which might do a number on his ego and self-image. The mother responded in the best possible way when confronted by her son because everyone knows that “LOL” is the best way to help your child avoid years of psychological therapy.
When Parents Go Nuts
Parents are not exactly the most talented people when it comes to using emojis. With today’s graphic emojis, even fewer people know how to use classic text signs to get their point across. This mother apparently thought that ‘<3’ means ice cream, which is not hard to figure out why.
The resulting exchange is just an example of miscommunication between parents and children. Perhaps instead of going to get an ice cream cone, it would be a good time to set your kids up with some love, clearly this child is craving some parental affection. Or maybe even psychological counselling.
That’s Good to Know
Parenting involves a lot of situations you're not going to foresee, things no parenting book or nature documentary about baby penguins will prepare you for. For example, we all hear how much children become their parents whole world and obsess over them. In this case, it's not like that at all.
While parents usually let their kids know how much they love and miss them, this father went the exact opposite route and made sure to let his daughter know that he doesn’t miss her, not at all. It could have been a sarcastic message or it could be that he's just trying to be funny, either way, we hope they're on good terms.
Adopting the Lingo
While the the phrase "YOLO" is a bit outdated, the wisdom of this expression lives on. Even adults have adopted this phrase recent years and use it to connect with the younger generation. Here we see how it inspired this mom to buy a new car, even though she can't afford it!
While this phrase often results in extremely embarrassing exchanges between parents and kids, considering how most of the time people use it incorrectly, in this case, this mom used it quite accurately. Much to her child's dismay, this mother and her spending habits might be getting a little out of hand.
Matchmaker in the Dog Park
There are few things more annoying in this world than to have your mother try and find you a boyfriend. We've all been asked; "When are you going to meet someone?” So we can totally relate to this Jewish mother who went to the dog park and sent a photo of a prospective partner is just too hilarious.
Apparently, this mom has been going to the dog park for a while now, and up until this message, her child didn't know why. Our question is, how did this mom manage to take this photo so sneakily that the guy didn't notice? Or perhaps he did and didn't mind.
When Mom's Jokes Are Worse Than Dad's
Depending on how you grow up, that first joke with your parents might be completely normal or it might be exceedingly awkward. While dads are famous for bad jokes, sometimes moms also know how to be funny, and, judging by her response to this text, this is definitely one of those times.
And to be honest, this mom clearly seems to get it, as not only has she heard of the word "crackalaking", but she's also using "lol"! As funny as she is, her child does not seem to agree, which we can all relate to, when our parents make a joke, it's just not that funny.
We have to say that we love this mom's honesty. And to be fair, those dots are the only thing the kid could have replied because that was a successful burn if we ever read one. This mom isn't taking any sass from her teenage son, and we applaud it.
If these are the kind of jokes that his mom makes, then hopefully, he grows up and realizes the world doesn't work the way he thinks it should. Otherwise, he'll end up bitter and angry at the world and how it doesn't cater to his every need. Pick up after yourself and respect your parents!
Come on, Andy, everybody knows that you should answer your mom after the third time she texts you your name in under 3 seconds. Why? Because she might be worried about you and she won't stop until you answer. Then again, answering this, Mom doesn't seem to be getting Andy anywhere.
First, he comes off as a 'grumpus'. Then, he gets a lecture on how phones work. And finally, as he tries to explain to his mom that texts work as a mini-email, everything seems to backfire after his mom asks for his email address. Never mind, Andy. Just answer the first time she texts.
Anything to Get Her to Call
This mom is determined to get her daughter to call, no matter what. If telling her that she has a missed call, that her sisters had a rough day, or that she and her husband are having a pot roast for dinner isn't enough, certainly the last text will do the trick.
Admittedly, it’s really tough to compete with your mom when she texts you about your father and how he has a hernia. Your mother is, arguably, the most esteemed authority in your life. So when she tells you to call, no matter the reason, you better pick up the phone and start dialing!
For the first time in probably ever, this mom's knack for calling out her son's typo will not be deemed loveably annoying, but annoying. Here this kid was trying to find out what time he was born, but he forget to mention one important thing in his message. The TIME!
So this mom just decided to answer his original question with a cheeky message about being "pretty sure". Another point for mother's everywhere. But while she did answer the question correctly, her kid couldn't help but get annoyed with her response. Next time, reread your messages before pushing 'send', kid!
Johnny Depp's Butt
We totally get this, Johnny Depp was smoking back in the day and he still is. So aside from the fact that it is hysterically funny to get a message phrased like this from your mother, it is actually a completely legitimate question to ask. Not to mention considerate with Dad.
When you get married you realize just how hard it is, to keep anything from your spouse. Whether it's about what your doing with your free time or what you like to search on the interwebs, they will find out! And moms work hard; they deserve to see a picture of Johnny Depp's butt without being judged.
The Nosey Cat
There’s only so long one can hide their personal details from their parents while living at home. But with that said, this is definitely one of our favorite texts from this list. Just look at how this brilliant mom manages to be nosey (in a subtle way) while also being very cute.
Without probing too much or seeming like she snoops around her children's belongings, this mom figured she'd use the adorable and oh-so-judgmental face of the cat to ask why she found condoms in the laundry. It's clever and cute, so her kids can't get mad at her for asking, right?
The Different Butts
We totally get it, Elizabeth. When our parents struggle with messages it can be funny, especially when they can't figure out why they can't send what they really want. It's hard to resist the temptation of laughing at your mom when she can't stop typing the word "Butt" and somehow thinks you had something to do with it.
Because, of course, moms always seem to think their kids have a universal remote control with which they control their devices from afar. We hate to break it to you, but we don't. We wonder how long it took Elizabeth to tell her that all she had to do was disable the autocomplete feature.
The Easter Bunny
There are many kinds of parents—just as there are many kinds of people—and while some can be loving and supportive, others can laugh at our misfortune. It's bad enough that woman's child hit a poor bunny by accident, only to then have her mother tell her that she killed Easter!
On the other hand, you have to appreciate this mom's dark sense of humor. Maybe a little too dark. There really is nothing like a mother's response to really make things worse; even though she's just trying to make light of a bad situation. Don't worry, Courtney; we know it wasn't on purpose.
Somebody should really just make a cheat sheet for parents when it comes to using slang in text messages. It seems that this mom chose the worst possible moment to use "LOL". Fortunately, David set his mom straight before she kept sending that message and offended other people in the family.
You can't really blame her, though. For people who are a little out of the loop, or possibly just a little older and didn't grow up with these phrases, it makes a lot of sense to think it means "lots of love." Maybe we should all give our parents a crash course in slang...
When Autocorrect Is Not Your Friend
All it takes is one typing mistake, or one autocorrected word to totally change the tone of a message. As we can see here, this is one very funny example of when autocorrect turns into an embarrassing conversation between a mother and her child, that could cause some serious concern.
It's quite worrying to think that your mom peed in her pants, but the shock passes quickly once you realize what she actually meant to write. Apparently, Mom learned how to sew her own clothes but not how to master the phone's autocorrect feature. One step at a time, Mom.
Smartphones love to flaunt all the flashy emojis with each new update, but each rollout also comes with a whole set of opportunities to make a mistake. At some point, we've also sent the wrong emoji, and can definitely understand why this mom would think the poop emoji is a little chocolate kiss with eyes.
With so many people being fans of the classic chocolate brand, we bet many people have thought the exact same thing. After all, it does look incredibly similar to Hershey's delicious chocolate kisses. Still, we're happy her kid set her straight. We can't imagine it being a good thing to have Mumma Bear send poop emojis to everybody she knows.
Mom vs. Technology
It's incredibly frustrating when you buy a new phone just to figure it out and still somehow change the default language to something unintelligible. But when your mom's default text language gets stuck in Chinese, it's just downright hilarious. This mom seems to be losing her patience and resorting to exclamation marks to communicate.
I'll be first to admit that I've done this once and it was not only embarrassing but also incredibly complicated to try change the default language back to English. But, judging by this kid's response, they seem to be enjoying this way too much to help her out anytime soon.
Parenting Done Right
Let's face it, not all parents would have reacted like this to their kid getting detention, but we think when this mom came around, she had the best response ever. To be fair, it is absolutely ridiculous to have a teacher request this of their students, what could they possibly learn from this?
Kids, after all, want to push the boundaries when it comes to acceptable behaviour and as a result, this class clown reacted accordingly. Fortunately, their mom knew it too. Besides, how can you ground your kid after they made you and your entire office laugh with such audacity? This kid needs an award!
Let's face it, conflict is an inevitable part of life so while we are the last people to encourage violence, we totally understand this dad's point of view. Don't get me wrong, one of my favorite story tropes is when the underdog explodes into a righteous rage, but we certainly can't condone violence of any kind.
Giving good advice is the next best thing when it comes to standing up for your child, so while he can't fight his battles for him, he can advise him. So while we appreciate his dad's vigor here, it seems like his dad could use a session or two of anger management.
Pretty much everyone has suffered through a night of tossing and turning, but when most people are having a hard time falling asleep, they often try to read, meditate, or do another low-effort, calming activity. Not this dad, though. He decided to a different route and went straight to the kitchen.
He figured he might as well be productive and do something useful with his time so why not make dinner at one in the morning? The only thing we can't understand is why this kid right here keeps asking questions instead of going downstairs to munch on these lightly fried fish fillets.
Very few questions about dinner will turn into a Spice Girls song, which upon reading these lyrics, makes us very nostalgic. Who needs friends when your mom likes the same music as you do? Seriously, I've been trying to get my mom to listen to our music since we were sixteen!
Not everything your mother does you is cool, but your playing along when you sing a Spice Girl song is pretty high up there. Plus, having pizza for dinner is also pretty sweet! Seriously, if you ever want to know how you can bond with your kids, it's through music and food!
Doug a Hole
Ah, autocorrect strikes again and this time it almost ruined Christmas and gave Melissa's mom a mini-heart attack. All Melissa was trying to tell her mom was that she was bringing her friend Doug to Christmas dinner and for some inexplicable reason, autocorrect couldn't handle that and instead sent a completely different text.
We'd like to think that Melissa's mom knew her daughter well enough to realize it was an autocorrect mistake, but it seems she isn't too familiar with the feature and its profound ability to ruin messages! Hopefully, Melissa explained it all to her mother and cleared any confusion before their Christmas dinner.
We've all had awkward discussions with our parents about technology, so while parents think about the world of their children, it sometimes leads to erroneous conclusions. Like this mom, who clearly took it to the next level. She had so much faith in her son that she thought he was in control of Google!
Now that's a swing and a miss! We definitely think this kid could've used this misunderstanding to their advantage for a little longer! With luck, this momma-bear has come to accept the changing Google logo because her kid sadly has no control over Google or the logo on their homepage.
You wouldn't buy a phone without some serious consideration, yet asking for advice from one of your children can backfire. This conversation took an unexpected turn and sadly the phone was intended for his sister. Ouch, that's got to hurt! If you have siblings, you'll probably be familiar with feelings of jealousy.
This dad's way of messaging definitely made it seem that his son was about to get a new phone. The only thing worse for this kid is knowing that his sister is getting the gift instead. If there's a lesson we can learn from this, it's "don't count your eggs before they hatch"!
Look, we’ve all done it. We've all misused slang and sent a message that meant something other than what we meant. Just as easy as it is for us to use slang and acronyms wrong, our parents also make similar mistakes. This mom and her messaging is just another example of that.
Sure WTF could stand for the last few days of the week, but according to the internet, it doesn't. It stands for a phrase that's far less polite! At least we know that this mom wasn't cussing out her kid. Instead, she was just wondering when she'd see him next.
Becoming a parent for the first time is a supreme shock to the system. Life as you knew it is permanently altered. Sure, you’ve got an adorable child who is bursting with love, but you’re also exhausted and have to give up the life that you once had so you can take care of a new human being.
Here we see how it plays out after a couple of years. It seems like this kid caught her dad out instead of the other way around. This father's failure to pick up on a typo aired out his smoking secret. Parents may not be as squeaky clean as we think they are!
It's a Sure Thing
When things get complicated at the store, messaging apps are here to save you from making the wrong decision. This dedicated dad was just trying to get his kid the right deodorant. Now we aren't entirely... sure... if this is a dad joke or a genuine text misunderstanding. Either way, it's hilarious!
Deodorant does a great job smelling pretty damn heavenly, but most guys don't exactly want to smell like roses and lavender. The only thing worse than smelling sweaty when you're bulking up at the gym is smelling like a bowl of flowers. Let's hope that his kid got the deodorant he was after and that his body odor woes were sorted!
Within days of becoming a father, a new activity begins inside the head of a new dad. No, it isn't love, nor is it empathy. It was actually the sudden development of a special and unique part of the brain responsible for the formation of Dad Jokes. So why not appreciate this phenomenon while we can?
Here we see how this dad somehow managed to squeeze not one but two dad jokes into this very short text conversation with his kid. The second joke understandably would make any kid want to move out of the house STAT. Hit the gas, kid, and get out of there!
Oh man, text messages are soooooo helpful in helping us figure out what people really think about us, but it's not always sunshine and roses and might even hurt your feelings. While parents have unconditional love for their children, it doesn't mean they can't get annoyed by their offspring from time to time.
And the worst part is, you can't get rid of them! This dad made a pretty common texting error when he sent this incriminating message to one of his children instead of his wife! What's not so common is hearing the terrible name your parents call you behind your back.
Oof, what started out as an average message about the animated movie "Frozen" turned into a fatherly lecture about the importance of valuing your family relationships. Not to mention that this dad casually tried to guilt-trip his daughter. That's certainly not the best tactic to get your kids to reunite.
Talk about guilt-tripping! If you have siblings, then you'll know they are more likely to kick you in the shins and take your stuff than they are to apologize and make up. While his intentions are good, maybe he ought to take inspiration from the movie and "Let it Go!"
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
The family-friendly environment of our youth seemed to be set in a universe where most adults are wise parental figures, and any tainted content was swiftly dealt with before you even realized what was going on. But once you grow up, you begin to find out a little too much for your own liking.
While we're all about being comfortable around your family, there are just some things that your kids never want to see! Sultry photos sent between parents are one of them. There's no doubt that this dad will get a stern talking-to from his wife. The topic? How to delete images before giving your kid your old phone.
Dad's Dating Advice
Even in a world where one can find information and guidance from a myriad of websites, sage advice from a person you trust still reigns supreme. this is why so many kids rely on their parents, they already know what it's like and can help their kids navigate through the weird and wonderful world of love.
So here we see this kid who was just reaching out for some fatherly advice, sadly, he didn't exactly get what he was looking for and instead, got his dad's sarcastic suggestion. Not very helpful! We can only hope that this kid eventually figured out a way to talk to girls...
Around like 60 percent of all our interaction now takes place online. And since we're mostly trying to communicate being in the same room together, misunderstandings and mixups are inevitable. We wonder if this miscommunication between father and child was all due to typos, autocorrect, or a dad trying to be funny.
Either way, his messages make little sense and we can't help but wonder what on earth he was trying to say? But despite that, we could all take a class in confidence from this father. The way he stuck to his guns about his mysterious messages is certainly one way to back yourself!
Ever since the dawn of text messaging, we've been constantly bombarded by unnecessary and confusing messages. When it comes to this strange sequence of texts, we don't even know where to begin. If you ever find messages like this from your mom, then maybe you should give her a call.
What we find particularly funny is how the texts appear to escalate in the craziness and then come right back down to earth with a hearty Christmas question. What a roller coaster ride! From the lack of replies, we assume that isn't her kid's first rodeo when it comes to this mother's eclectic messaging style.
The Glue of the Family
Sound the alarm! We have another dad joke for you. Just as this unfortunate recipient learned, dad jokes are everywhere. You'll hear them in your house, on your way to school, and now even on your phone! Try as you might to avoid them, they'll always find a way to worm themselves into your conversations.
But it's not too bad, besides for the tinge of second-hand embarrassment, they're sometimes a little funny. But I think we speak for everyone when we say that this dad should have stopped at "You can tuna piano, but you can't piano a tuna." The glue part of the joke just didn't stick the landing!
What's in a Name?
Band names are notorious for being random and not having anything to do with music. As a result, it can cause a lot of confusion for those not familiar with the band, and confusing two similar things can lead to embarrassing predicaments. But we're not here to judge, it happens to us all!
And this mom is no exception, so we can't really fault this mom for not being completely clued up on TwentyOne Pilots, the band. Sure, a live concert is great and all, but it's not every day you see twenty-one real pilots. Now that's a show we'd like to see!
Emoji Explanation Needed
It's not easy being a parent, you spend years of your life raising them, only to have them disrespect you as soon as they reach puberty. And with the rapid increase in technological advancement, it only gets worse. Now they're the ones who have to teach you what an emoji means.
But they're not going to do a good job, are they? They'll make snide comments about how out of touch you are and then they'll give up as soon as they lose patience. Both mother and daughter will need a lot of time, patience, and heart emojis to get through this.
Under the best of circumstances, the older generation of parents will be more progressive when it comes to modern communication and know how to use it. But how exactly is modern tech shaping how they interact with their children? They send them GIFs as messages, which are basically animated images.
So while it might not seem like a big deal, it really is no small feat. Not only are we impressed that this mom knows how to send a GIPHY! We're impressed by just how "gr8" her choice of GIPHY is. Say what you want, but at least she's trying to connect with her kid.
Look Both Ways
No matter how careful we are, we can always be more careful, according to our mothers at least. Even if it means worrying about what can happen to us during a quick walk down the street. And, based on all of the headlines we read on the news, we know we're not alone.
There's so much that can go wrong so if you can be extra careful, do it. Keep your first aid kit stocked at all times, buy a second one if you have to! But don't let it get the better of you, at some point moms have to learn to let their kids fly. Even if it's just 10ft!
Polite Dinner Conversation
We can only imagine what dinner conversation prompted Megan's Mom to ask this cringy question about twerking. The fact that her mom included "LMAO" makes this unusual message even more hilarious! Do you think she was trying to learn a new skill or could she just be trying to dance like the people in all those TikTok videos?
Unless you're a skilled dancer and know what you are doing, like Shakira (in which case, hi there, we're big fans!), you should probably not be trying complicated new dances like twerking. Seriously, it's not as easy as it looks, we know cause we've tried it and almost threw out a hip.
In this world of Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, connecting with your loved ones seems like a digital maze. There's so much pressure to be edgy and funny. Simple things that used to work, like a plain text message, seem to be a dying trend. But it doesn't have to be!
Take this simple text message between a father and daughter for example. We didn't know that March was a month worth celebrating, but it seems like this dad did! Or it could just be that he's just trying to reach out and keep in touch with his daughter, how sweet!
Honestly, guys, we don't blame this dad for reading into things. We can vouch for the fact that many of our own cryptic messages can be just a little confusing. Nicole didn't give too many details about the jacket she was ordering so why wouldn't her dad assume it was being shipped as a gift for him?
Too bad he'll only be disappointed when he learns that instead of getting a gift from his daughter, it's meant for his daughter that she's sending home. An easy fix for this mess would be for Nicole to order another coat, maybe a few sizes bigger for her dad. Awkwardness averted!
Have you ever felt sorry for inanimate objects because you attributed your own feelings to them? Of course, you have! You're human and it's a common phenomenon called anthropomorphizing. So anything that's as cute as these emojis are bound to tug at your heart-string and get you as sentimental as this mom.
If emojis could talk (and had feelings) we're sure they would thank this loving mother for including them in her texts. This kid is lucky to have such a wonderful caring mother. If she cares this much about a random bunch of emojis, we can only imagine how much she cares about her family.
Stating the Obvious
You have to appreciate that Melissa's father wanted to let her know who the text was from but also what device it was sent from as well. Why Melissa's dad thought this information was important, we'll never know. What we do know is this father's very specific text couldn't be more adorable!
Being mindful and specific is certainly something we can learn from our parents. We wonder if our children will have the same experiences when it comes to us as we navigate the murky waters of modern tech! Who knows what it will be like in 15 or so years or how we'll adjust...
Today, thanks to the development of autocorrect, we could all easily write “correctly,” and yet, we don’t. Even though it's meant to help us send messages without mistakes we still somehow “misspell” and “misuse” words, ignore punctuation marks, and modify the basic rules of grammar. So is it really that helpful?!
On the other hand, without this function we wouldn't get gems like this text exchange concerning Burger King, or "Bushes King," according to this mother's autocorrect. Let's just hope that the two were eventually able to understand each other and share a "meat in a roll" meal at Burger King.
It's no secret that siblings don't always get along. Whether it's fighting over the remote control or arguing about who gets to sit in the front seat, siblings often find themselves at odds with one another. And what's worse, parents often find themselves right in the middle of it, as if they're referees closely watching a wrestling match.
What with all the squabbles and bickering it's hard to keep up so is it any wonder that parents sometimes mix up their children? Luckily for Selma (and for us), she was able to catch her parent doing so in writing. We have a feeling that ice cream was on the parents this time.
Slang once traveled solely through word-of-mouth, but with the emergence of modern tech, the speed at which slang expressions could spread outside of their communities changed drastically. Still, it's easy to forget at times that our parents may not understand some of the slang terms we use and will often need to check with us.
This is exactly what happened in this text exchange between this kid and their mom. She had an idea what her daughter meant but she still wanted to check. While she's learning, she might as well get familiar with all the other slang terms kids are coming up with nowadays...
Dough-nt Confuse Him
Online slang moves fast. New words and phrases move from cultural obscurity to mass audiences seemingly overnight. You blink and all the websites and social media feeds become incomprehensible. But here it seems like Libby's dad is trying to catch up on the latest "lingo" (another word for a particular slang).
While "get this bread" isn't exactly an easy phrase to decode, this dad is happy to embrace all the new slang so he can keep up with his kids. This dad deserves a gold medal, it's not easy when you get older. May the rest of his interactions with his kids bring more enlightening terminology.
Gone are the days when all communication was letter bound! With the technological revolution that is instant messaging, be it on our phones or laptops, there is no longer a need to sign your name after each message you send. This convenient fact, however, hasn't reached everyone, we're looking at you, Gene Jasper!
As boomers are one of the most scrutinized and scapegoated generations ever, especially when it comes to using tech, it’s probably no surprise that they have trouble understanding all the features that come along with it. Or could it be that he's signing his name in defiance of an increasingly modernized world?
Parenting is a constant balance of cool perks, like gaining valuable relationships with your children, and super annoying realizations, like how difficult it is to get ahold of them when they get older. PSA: Call or message your parents back! Our lives get so busy that it's easy to leave our parents on read.
It'll only take a couple of minutes (or hours, depending on how chatty your parents are) to catch up and let them know you're doing well. But guess what? You don't even have to wait for them to call or message you, you can just call them whenever you want!
If you haven't seen your folks in a while, it's always a nice idea to send them a photo. This is probably what this kid thought when they sent this photo to their dad. That way, their parents can't complain anymore about rarely seeing them that they might forget what they look like.
At least this dad could see the humor of it and decided to clap back with this response. It seems this dad forgot to come up with a witty, albeit it corny, dad joke and instead just made fun of his kid's looks. Nice one, Dad, this one's for the books!
Don't You Forget About Me
We owe a lot to our mothers. Outside of that whole carrying us around for nine months and the "giving us life" thing, they actually know a thing or two - so they can give some great advice. They can even be funny, like this mom and her hilarious response.
So you can't blame this mom for wanting to remind her kid of that very fact every now and then. After all, it must have been a lot of work to look after an infant, raise them to adulthood, and then they seem to forget all about it... Talk about being ungrateful!
A Slip of the Fingers
Autocorrect gets all of us at one point or another, and laundry is a bit of a complex word from the outset. Of course, autocorrect uses every misspelled word we type as an opportunity to improvise. Plus there are lots of people out there who don't like using complicated words like laundry.
This little mistake made this Dad confused, but he adapts without taking too much time. He even extends an offer of dinner to the non-existent Lauren. And he would know that men aren't worth the time – he is one. Thankfully, it's all cleared up in the end and everybody can come have dinner.
Rolling With the Punches
The things you say or text to your friends you likely wouldn't say to your parents. Either way, though dads traditionally can handle it a little better. So, when you accidentally tell your dad that you want to punch someone in the eye with a rusty fork, it doesn't always go over so well.
However, instead of freaking out, this father figure has nothing but good advice, telling his daughter to be safe and even considering the possibility of a court appearance. We're sure he meant it as a joke, but it's still too bad that these texts are probably saved on some server deep inside Apple somewhere.
A Comedian in the Family
Many of the text conversations on this list start out strange and then somehow still manage to get stranger, but this one seems like a perfectly normal message. This child is letting their mom know they need will soon be needing vision-giving contact lenses so he or she can see.
This mom then casually inserts a pun into her response, which she clearly thought was hilarious as we see her laughing emoji. But her child was not impressed and responded the way you always should when one of your parents makes a corny joke, with ten sad-faced emojis that perfectly express your disappointment.
It Seems Like a Common Problem
If this is the immediate response to such an innocuous question, we're going to go ahead and assume that this guy has been having girl problems for quite some time. Was it just the one girl, or has this poor lad gone through the wringer with one girlfriend after another?
The dad knows the truth – they're all crazy, son, you better get used to it. Really, all people are crazy, but that was the scope of the conversation. Anyway, what color do you want your dragon to be? Gold and silver are the usual choices, but red is also popular.
Father Commands You to Laugh
Dad jokes are, for many, something that you groan at and try to forget about almost as soon as you can. But this one is pretty good. Not only does it use Harry Potter as a starting point, which is the most popular thing to come out of our modern era.
But the clever use of abbreviations really makes this joke what it is. Naturally, the dad then adds a smiley face at the end, just to subtly let you know how funny he thinks his joke is. He hopes you're smiling too. So while it's a dad joke, you have to admit it's still pretty clever.
We Both Know That Isn't Happening
Whether this is actually what the son was hoping to get or if it was just an attempt to put his dad on his back foot, this son got a response that shut him down for good. The thing that most kids forget about their parents are that they've been around for a while.
And they have a lot of responses stored up for these kinds of situations. It's tough getting the better of them during these kinds of conversations. So, maybe this was a dad clapping back, or maybe this was a parent that wanted a kid to buy his own darn protection, darn it.
The Moth Comes for All
Moths are not, by most metrics, dangerous creatures. They can't sting; we don't think they bite humans – they don't even eat other animals. They eat curtains. Still, they're bugs, and that means that there are plenty of people out there that can't stand to be near them. We get it. Bugs are bad.
This kid begs his or her father to take care of the moth infestation. The child sends message after message because otherwise, they can't get out the bathroom. But the dad failed in his fatherly duty, and now the moth is in control. The bathroom is its home, and it will need snacks.
This child is just trying to wish Dad a happy Father's Day – one might call that the bare minimum. But such a task cannot be accomplished because their dad's phone is off. So a text will have to do in such a situation, right? The father is happy that this child remembered...
But while he is happy that his child remembered he doesn't let them forget how he actually feels about his kids. We're betting they do really love each other — they probably just like expressing it in the most unconventional way possible. But at least all the children are equal, sort of.
Taking Every Opportunity
You know you're ready to become a dad when you start telling dad jokes at every chance you get, but it isn't going to be very fun for your kids. Dads have a lot of humor that is just straining to get out at every opportunity, which means even a simple conversation is just another opportunity for a joke.
His response isn't helpful as it gives no indication of what lies in store at Thanksgiving dinner. But, when you think about it, how else could a turkey possibly smell? Not through the wings. They can't even fly using those, so smelling with them is right out of the equation.
There's Always One
Kids these days are pretty good at texting, but most of their parents grew up sending letters by mail, putting punch cards into computers, or using Morse code. Some may have even sent smoke signals. So the ins and outs of communicating in the modern era escape them. It's usually one or the other.
In this instance, it's the dad that is having some difficulty with his thumbs and also with remembering the name of the media. And, now that we look a little closer, how to spell “bow” and “are.” Poor marks all around, honestly. Still, he was able to communicate enough for a clear answer, so there's that.
It's Your Own Fault
This child, whoever it is, only has himself or herself to blame for what almost certainly occurred after this exchange. Why, why, oh WHY, would you ever give your adult parent the information they need to lock the capital key? Do you want them to send you messages that look like they're having an emergency?
Sure, capitalizing a single word adds a little bit of urgency to a message, but when it's the entire text? It's just not the right choice to make. Now everybody in the family is going to be mad at you. We're mad at you, too. You should be mad at yourself.
How Could You Possibly Make That Mistake
Acronyms! Done right, they're a chance to communicate without having to type out the whole phrase and save time when you message your friends and family… Done wrong? Everyone will remember you as that person who's completely out of touch. Maybe this is the kind of dad who doesn't pay too much attention to the outside world.
It could be that he's really busy, what with work, his family, and possibly his model trains. Who has time to keep up with the news and what's happening around the world? Or could it be that this father was “just joshing” and wanted to send something funny without thinking it through?
There's This Thing Called “Cash”
Many might think that if you don't have a debit or credit card, it's pretty darn hard to buy the things you need. But there are these weird slips of paper that have little green faces on them. Many, many years ago, they could be exchanged for goods and services.
This kid was terrified that Dad wouldn't be able to buy anything without his card, but Dad had plenty of options at his fingertips. Including saying what we hope was a joke — that the dad could use the college funds to buy the groceries. Hopefully, that didn't put too much of a dent in it.
Mom Is, Technically, Proud
Chemistry, especially some of the more advanced subjects, can really take it out of a student. These people get up early to study flash cards of molecules, for Pete's sake. Thus, getting an A in their Chemistry class is something to celebrate. At first, Mom seems...surprised? Or could she be Confused?
Something like that, but it's all just a misunderstanding. She didn't know what WTF stands for...well, that it certainly doesn't stand for, “Well, that's fantastic.” The mom is very happy that her child did well in school, of course, but it takes a little bit of interpretation to figure that out.
Testing the Waters
Mom is sending texts. A lot of texts. About homework, chores, and the upcoming holidays, and then, finally, about buying their child a new car! Which finally, FINALLY gets the child's attention, but it's all just a ploy, a ruse, a fake! A falsehood was perpetrated because the child was refusing to respond to any of the other messages.
Well, we're not really sure who's really at fault here. The child really could have responded sooner, but sending texts about doing chores around the house and checking if they've done their homework, what exactly did this mom expect? You have to do a little better than that if you want your child to respond.
We Are Very Confused
Voice-to-text is an incredibly useful piece of technology for people who have trouble hitting those tiny little keys. It can be a trial for people with bigger thumbs. Still, that doesn't mean that voice text doesn't have its own issues. You don't have to actually say the spaces to put them in between words.
Maybe it's just because this was way back when the feature first came out, which meant this mom wasn't familiar with all its functions. Fortunately, she seemed to figure it out as she sent another message, which...well, we have no idea what it means. It could have been an accidental text.
Nice Pic, Dad
Once Smartphones became something that everybody had, the floodgates opened when it came to weird texts between parents and their children. Like, for instance, a dad that is so excited to send text messages and pictures to one of his kids. Of course, he doesn't have the etiquette down just yet.
Maybe don't send pictures of yourself on the toilet to your kids. That's just common sense. Of course, most people can't tell that this person is on the toilet. But the child knows. The child will always know if a Dad is doing something embarrassing. Because he will always be doing something embarrassing.
What Did I Just Say?
Why is it so hard for some people to follow simple instructions? A mom tells her kid not to text her while she's on the treadmill – for some reason – and the kid just goes and does it anyway. The child wasn't planning on it but did it anyway.
The mom, of course, gets upset at this. Why shouldn't the child text the mom while she's on the treadmill? Has this happened before? Does the treadmill stop working? Does it break the mom's flow? Maybe the treadmill is powered by radio waves, and when a text comes in...look, we don't know.
You'll Pay for This
We don't even know which parent it was who sent this joke, but obviously, it was a parent since no one else would have the idea to send such a great but also, somehow, terrible joke to someone via text. You see, parents have the magical ability to turn any message into a joke.
And this is the kind of joke that will have terrible ramifications in the future. The child might just do everything he or she can to get back at the parent. Maybe not even with a joke. We're talking “put you in a senior home” kinda thing, and not even one of the good ones.
Swapping Some Words Around
One of the neat features of a lot of text apps is you can add your own shorthand. Think of it as your own special little code. You could type “OMW,” and your phone would interpret it as “on my way,” for instance, sending that instead of the three letters. This is what has happened here.
A daughter named Emily decided to go in and make it so that when her mom typed “hi,” it would be changed to “Nugget.” Classic. The mom quickly sees that it's making a change without her typing it but has no idea how to get around it. She then, of course, blames Emily.
Maybe Just Call Next Time
A lot of times, it's easy to figure out the backstory of a picture like this. Or, at least, to figure out what the people meant when they typed what we see. That is not the case here. Whether “Momma” is actually talking about duck jackets or muck maggots or husk gaggles, we have no idea.
We do not know what she is talking about and the person on the other end is just as mystified. The only possible response is just a stuttering question because there's no way to come back from that. It's all even better since the conversation starts with “are u sore.”
A Classic Family Moment
Every family has some of those moments that are brought up constantly at holidays or reunions or things like that. This one is bound to leap into the rotation right away. At first, Mom's response seems entirely impossible to understand, but the second text explaining she found her glasses gives it away.
It could be that she tried typing “I can't find my glasses”, though it may vary a little bit. The second text was like the Rosetta stone for the first text. We wonder how fast this screenshot got passed around to everyone else in the family. We hope it was immediate.
Social media has been around for a little while now, and while it is constantly evolving, most of us have got it pretty much figured out by now. Of course, there are plenty out there that have trouble adapting to new technology and systems, and they have given us plenty of wonderful things to laugh at.
And usually, these people come from a generation that did not grow up with social media. This collection of pictures will have you rolling on the floor or sending them to the family because it's just like something that your old grandad did a few years back. They'll figure it out eventually.
Voice to Text
This one hits hard. Not only do we have the profile picture of a befuddled grandfather changed to look like the camera is in the sink and he's about to do the dishes, but we also get the voice-to-text bonus. The thing about that particular technology is it can make anyone sound like they're touched in the head.
If you don't even know what your phone is doing, it's going to result in something like this – hilarious for everybody except the person that posted it. We hope he got to that picture of him right now, whatever he's looking for.
Which One Is the Real Him?
We aren't exactly sure what that first character is, but it looks a lot like the “thorn,” a letter from the Icelandic alphabet. It's pronounced "th," which means we have lots of people named Thorg on Facebook here. Except it's actually just one person.
Thorg can never remember his login password, so every time he wants to see how his friends are doing, he creates a brand new account. His birthday is on November 18th, which means everybody on his list gets half a dozen (or more) birthday notifications for the same person. Maybe it's just a clever way to make sure no one forgets.
Please, Grandma, Stop
A lot of those of “advanced wisdom,” as we enjoy calling them, have a problem picking up new things. Modern music is scary, modern movies are too fast, and modern advertising looks like a dystopian nightmare. That means that if one of them managed to figure something out, they're going to make sure everyone knows about it.
It's just like the saying goes – give a grandma some confetti, and she'll celebrate her day. Teach a grandma how to make unlimited confetti, and she'll celebrate every single day of her life. Even if it is only over text messages and only on one specific platform.
Telling Off Juanita
Sue just wanted to leave her impressions of her waffle maker – something that apparently not only makes waffles but grilled cheese and french toast. That's using your head, Sue. Juanita didn't like the way that Sue left her comment, however, since it was all in caps, and that's kind of a no-no on the internet.
Sue explains she has poor eyesight and also tells us a few things about Juanita. It seems like it comes out of nowhere just a little bit, but Juanita was being pretty unfriendly while Sue was just trying to talk about her waffle maker.
Gotta Do What You Gotta Do
But there are those out there that want to make sure they know it all. The woman who owns this phone, for some reason, took a copy of her phone's screen and printed out a page to make sure she could read it when she wanted. Dedication.
The Deets on Emojis
When it comes to emojis, it's like we have been sent back to the stone age. We are communicating with images instead of words. While kids seem to understand emojis like the back of their hand – they have been using them all their lives, after all – some older messages might not get the idea of some of them.
Also, they're pretty small, so those with poor eyesight might not have any idea what they're sending. This mom needed a little bit of an explainer from her daughter, and we wish we could see more because it is hilarious.
Trying to sell something online has been fraught with issues ever since it was introduced, and a lot of those issues continue to this day – mostly because the problem is actually people. Buying something on a social media site like Facebook is even harder, and this exchange is one of the obvious reasons why.
The person on the left seems to be a bit confused about the whole thing, at first interested in the dish rack and then totally lost about who is selling what. There is probably a good explanation for it, but this is still pretty funny.
This Is Your Fault
Oh no! Not the attorney general! He already has so many other cases of...people communicating online with each other to deal with! Don't you just love that the person that opened the discussion is now getting snippy and aggravated just because the seller responded like a normal person?
He or she didn't do anything rude or untoward at all – just gave a simple confirmation of availability. And then the original person starts demanding to be left alone because they are sleeping. Now they had to go and drag the attorney general into it? We don't think it works that way.
Sorry to Hear That
We are in two camps here. The first is that this person needed to make a little announcement to all the members of her craft group that she won't be able to pick up any of their creations for a little while. She chose a happy picture because she didn't want to bum anybody out too much.
It was intentional. The other option is that she had no idea what she was doing but did want to tell others she had lost her job. She didn't mean to create such a cheery image to go along with the message; that's just what happened.
The Solution to All of Life's Problems
Your pancakes need a little bit of something? Coconut oil. Need to ease that sunburn? Coconut oil. Lubricant to get that last pesky bolt off of a car project? You already know the solution. Yes, coconut oil is truly our modern age's wonder substance, being able to do almost anything – even if you're online.
As far as one of these people knows, it can even be used to help you log out of Facebook, believe it or not. We can not tell if it would be funny if these two black blobs were different people or the same confused person.
Yup, That's Grandpa
Cameras aren't the simplest things in the world to use – especially since you can trigger them without knowing it now – but it's not like they're that tough, right? So why is it that so many people one might call “older” have such a hard time with them? Well, there are a lot of potential reasons.
What's hilarious about this image is not only the fact it's available for all to see online as his Facebook profile picture, it's the fact that he managed to put it there along with that corgi-fairy sticker! To be fair, it is pretty cute sticker!
Proud of Her Hard Work
Already we can sort of see what's going on in this picture, but there's a little more to the story. Grandma picks out a super fresh outfit, and the granddaughter in question wants to give Gma some props on Snapchat. She also texts her grandmother that same snap so that Grandma knows she did well.
Already we're at a couple of levels of technology, but then Grandma goes the extra distance and prints the picture out, eventually framing it. It's a cute story all around, without a doubt, but the picture of a printed-out picture that has texted from Snapchat is very...grandparent.
Fine, I'll Thank Myself
If Uncle Ed had just sent a Merry Christmas message accompanied by a Christmassy Spongebob Squarepants gif, that would have been one thing, but the story didn't end there. After about two hours of radio silence. Uncle Ed took matters into his own hands.
The nephews and nieces are not responding to his holiday well-wishes? He'll thank himself, thank you very much, and he'll do it in a way that will have everyone else hanging their heads in shame. In reality, there is probably a message that didn't get delivered to everybody or something like that, but still. Say it back, people.
The Oddities of Facebook Marketplace
The art of communication has been lost, it seems. Or, at least, no one is going to find it on Facebook Marketplace. Even if you've only dipped your toes into that stagnant water, you know that people are uncommunicative, rarely tell you what you want to know, and will send messages like this one, with little information and lots of questions.
The obvious question here is why did this person ask if it was available if he wasn't interested? Did another seller respond that much faster? It doesn't look like much time has passed. C'mon, Maurice – at least give us an explanation.
There's No Other Way
If you join a big group on Facebook, you're going to get a lot of notifications, and those can end up being annoying if you don't know what to do with them. However, there is a solution: you can silence your phone. Or, you could go into your settings and set the group to not send you notifications. We're pretty sure that's an option!
But no, this person decided that neither of those options was good enough. For him, the only way to get some good sleep is to leave the group. Honestly, there are worse things to do. Getting good sleep is super important.
What We All Needed to Hear
Scott here is a little new to the whole thing, so let's walk him through everything. The Home Page is where people post angry things about news stories that end up being fake, so don't go there. Trust us. Your messages page is where you can talk directly to other people or entire groups of people.
The group's section has lots of groups that you'll join and then regret joining almost immediately. Finally, Facebook Marketplace is where you can ask if something is available, hear that yes, it is, ask when you can come to buy it, and then be told it's been sold already.
Stupidity Plus Belligerence
Facebook can be a little unintuitive to the uninitiated, but some people seem to have way more trouble with it than they should. This person accidentally asked the huge retail company Tesco what it was up to, and since it was a public forum, a couple of people responded. You know, just having a bit of a laugh.
The original poster just couldn't wrap her mind around Facebook and started demanding things of people she was in no place to demand. Before you start getting angry, take a step back to see if you're in the wrong. It will help with a lot of things.
I'm Not Angry, I Swear
Emojis, reactions, emoticons, whatever you want to call them, are a really handy part of the online age, with quick responses at people's fingertips and a quick way to display those complicated emotions that some people just can not put into words. Like “happy” or “sad.” Words like that.
This person was just trying to zoom in on a picture to get a better look at the cuteness, and Facebook decided it would be angry today. This is the rare example of the system itself messing up while the old person was in complete control and even knew why it had happened.
Taking Things Slow
This person wants a food bowl for his or her little pooch and wants to know if they have any that say Snickers on it. From what we know of this kind of seller, it's probably the kind of thing that you can customize, but explaining that to this person will likely take some time.
Why every word has to be its own little sentence fragment is quite beyond us, but we have a guess. It's possible that the person was trying to hit the spacebar – many systems will add a period if you hit it twice after a word.
Maybe Don't Rate It, Then
We're...confused. Why leave a review if you've never been there? Why make that review one star instead of something more in the middle of the road? WHY LEAVE A REVIEW IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN THERE?! And it isn't even like Pam loves leaving reviews – it says right in the picture that she has one review.
It's that one, that review we're looking at. That's her one review. Did she think she was being strong-armed into leaving a review for this place she had never been to? We can't think of a place that would do that, especially not, as this seems to be, Google.
Classic Comedy at Its Finest
These bits are killing us. This is like the kind of writing that you'd see if you turned on the TV back in the sixties – no fart jokes, no body shots, just clever gags that are perfect for the whole family. Of course, Martina didn't understand that a PM actually meant a private message.
That's a more modern development that has become popular in just a few years – sending entire corporations private messages has never been done before. Martina didn't get it, and she was already thinking about time, so she responded in the way that made the most sense.
Wrong Place, Right Time
We can not confirm the actual age of this person, but since he or she is going to study medicine for a few years, they are likely to be a bit younger than most of the other examples on this list. Just goes to show you can be old even if the calendar does not say so.
Anyway, this person left this personal, heartfelt, and well meaning message as a comment on an article about a Nickelodeon child star, so we are not sure who is supposed to see it. Also, don't they have Facebook in England? We're going to go out on a limb and say yes.
Happy Birthday to the Lost iPhone
What a kind gesture, when you think about it – somebody lost their phone, which very well might be a huge part of their life, and someone else found it. How to get it back to the rightful owner? A message on a public forum where people might go looking, that's it.
But how to get their attention for this important issue? A big, bright, colorful image that has a guy with no hands celebrating a birthday. There, that should do it. Did the phone get back to its rightful owner? We don't know, but this was a good attempt anyway.
What Did You Do, Margaret?
Margaret seems to like the Lake District a little bit too much if you get our meaning. A man died while he was out walking with some “friends” in the district, and then Margaret hops into the comments section to talk about how much she loves it? That would raise the eyebrows of even the greenest detective.
Time to make a stop at Margaret's flat and start asking the tough questions. Like, were you in the Lake District during a certain day, at a certain time, wielding a certain murder weapon? But this comment sums up the following message - read the chatroom, people!
Identity Theft Is Very Serious
Lots of people got their Facebook accounts hacked or manipulated back in the day, and we are sure that it still happens plenty today, but it was a big problem before other websites started vying for the top spot. Getting your Facebook hacked was common enough that it might have happened to you or a few people that you are friends with.
We guess that some people started finding it funnier than it should be, like this commenter. Was the cry-laughing emoji a mistake, or was this person just trying to cheer Kathy up? We may never ever, ever know.
Well, Now Everybody Knows
There are ways to make sure that the internet doesn't know every single little thing about you. In fact, it's probably a good idea not to have all that information out there for everybody to see – some accounts aren't as secure as others.
This guy wanted to get that information off of Facebook – reasonable – and he just didn't know how he was supposed to do it. You just ask it to do it, right? Hilariously, this is more or less what an Alexa is, but he was ahead of the times by a bit. Or, at least, asking the wrong computer.
Fine, I'll Come Over and Help
This isn't just something that the elderly do, but it seems to happen to them a lot more often than others. We don't mean the poop thing, we mean sending a message to someone or posting on Facebook while you're trying to ask Google something embarrassing. This set of messages ends up being quite a bit more embarrassing than most other examples.
We imagine this kind of cleanup is no easy task, so asking Google is a good idea. Make sure that you are actually asking Google, though. Don't you just love it when someone uses the wrong tool for the wrong purpose? Exhibit A!
Grandma Is Always Supportive
It's been said that grandparents really sort of need their grandkids. At the same time, grandchildren sometimes really need their grandparents – the people that will bake them cookies and tell them stories and help them out. We love to see the communication between the generations.
A grandchild sends an emoji of a chicken's head exploding for some reason, and Grandma is ready to laud her grandbaby with respect for being such a creative person. But Grandma, why is the exploding chicken head cute? Go on, Grandma. Tell us. Truth be told, they would have done a better job if they just drew the darn piece of poultry.
Facebook Doesn't Know Everything
There are a lot of people on Facebook, and we guess that might even mean there are some smart people on Facebook, too, but we have yet to see any evidence. Still, asking a question on Facebook is bound to get you some kind of response that might be helpful.
This grandma needed to renew her driver's license, so...she just posted that on FB. We can't even see this small detail, but apparently, the grandma then liked her own post. Well, at least she had her own back. Truth be told, renewing your driver's license is very important, but this is not the place to do it.
Don't Be So Anxious
The grandma of this entry was doing nothing less than sending some good wishes to some cousins on their anniversary. What a sweet old lady. Good job, Grandma. Uh, and then she added a picture of a bald Asian man looking really worried about something. Why? We don't know. Grandma does not know either.
Apparently, she added that picture and was not even aware of it. Like, she had no idea the picture was even there. Somehow she was able to add that very specific image to the post, and she was not in control of it in any way.
And Us as Well
Things are complicated these days. New important information is always popping up, even if it is only important information to weirdos on Twitter. Mary is just trying to figure everything out – what does she need to be worried about? Anything or everything?
It is a good thing Mary (that would be the same Mary) is also trying to figure things out. At least she did not accidentally like her own post. That would just be the icing on top of this old person's internet cake. The only kind of old-person cake that is acceptable. We absolutely love the transparency.
Just About Done With This Internet Thing
Sometimes you just can't even anymore. Sometimes you just can't even at all. There is no more to even with at all. Whoever this is has decided that these fancy smartphone things just aren't going to work out. Check out those three text messages and try to say that whoever this is has the skills to improve.
We think that he or she should probably just go back to writing letters by hand. Actually, maybe we all should. It's become a lost art. Whatever the case may be, we have absolutely not idea what this person was trying to write. It's a mystery until this very day.
The Meaning Is Lost to Us
The older generations have a lot of wisdom to impart to the younger generations, but we are not sure if this example qualifies. There are probably a lot of better places to pick up a tuna sub than Subway. Maybe there is some sort of brilliance behind this simple statement.
Maybe Grandma is telling us that the solution to some of life's problems is nothing more than a bit of comfort food from your favorite sandwich shop. A tuna sub might be a bit of an odd choice, but we guess some people really like it. Maybe there was supposed to be a photo with this?
You Aren't the Only One
Just because you have an internet connection and a Facebook account doesn't mean that you're ready for all the super, super weird stuff that can go on in the dark corners. Or even the well-lit corners these last couple of years. Still, the best part about the internet is you have all the control.
You only have to follow the accounts that you like, join the groups you like, and friend the people you like. If you end up not liking those things, you can back out just as fast. The power is in your hands. No one is forcing you to go into or out of any FB group.
The Daily Dose of Goodness
Grandmas and grandpas might not use social media and the internet the exact same way we all do it, and maybe that's for the best. What other kind of person would think it's the right idea to post a picture of her smile on the internet every day?
Kids might think that they have to do all their makeup and post full selfies, but only a grandma will think that all the internet needs to see is the smile – and only the smile. You can't even see the nose in this image, but we can all see that big, beautiful smile.
Grandma Is a Savage
This story starts with a grandchild wishing a grandma a happy birthday, and immediately (we are saying that is the very next thing) the grandmother drops a squirrel that is squared up and ready to rumble against an opposing street gang, an invasion of armed toughs, or anything else.
Grandma just wanted to know when she was going to get a visit from the grandkids, and she posted a picture that had the words she wanted. The words might not be saying exactly what she thinks, but it is a pretty close guess. We just love it when worlds (or ages) collide.
Is Copying Like Stealing?
Copy/paste is one of the premium technological tools. You can take huge amounts of text and transfer it to a different article with just a few clicks or move a picture around, and there are even files that you can organize in a flash. But still, there are some people that have a hard time getting the hang of things.
We do not know what exactly this person was trying to do, but it certainly did not work. Amazingly, just typing the word “paste” got this person nothing worthwhile. You take it correctly that it did not work. Well done for assuming as much.
So What Did You Type?
We do not know exactly what is going on here, but it clearly didn't turn out the way anybody was hoping. This person was trying to type...well, we're not sure what he or she was trying to type. It wasn't "friend," certainly, but it's pretty hard for us to figure out what it is that was supposed to be there.
Autocorrect has gotten all of us at one point or another, but we aren't even really sure what is supposed to be here. Or is this person saying that he or she didn't want a single word there at all?
Hold the Power Button, Hit the Home Button...
While lots of people have it down to a t, screenshotting your phone is still not the easiest thing. You have to have a certain amount of physical dexterity. This person, whoever it is, must not know exactly what you can do with a phone.
He or she has...taken a picture with the phone, then taken a picture of that picture, and then posted the picture as part of an item that is being sold. We feel like there could have been a better way to do it. Also, wow, they must really want to get rid of that lawnmower.
We Were Promised No Math
We're going to do our best to figure out what's happening here. Obviously, this person probably shouldn't have posted this weirdo status, but it got posted anyway, and now here we are. The leading guess that we have is that this person's touchpad is malfunctioning, and guess which key keeps getting triggered by accident.
There are actually a few words in there, but it's not like anything legible is included. In fact, the only things that are more than just conjunctions or something like that are the word “kid” and the word “index.” And we don't think that means anything.
Just Keeps Getting Worse
This strange picture has a lot to take in, and worst of all is the fact that Mrs. Smith can't seem to string together a single sentence that looks good. We know that typing on the phone can sometimes be a bother, and maybe you just don't want to have to deal with backspacing and retyping stuff, but it's not that hard on a computer.
Even if you aren't fast, you can hunt and peck the keys and make something that is at least legible. Did people lose all their spelling and grammar skills as soon as the internet hit?
Don't Worry, You Don't Sound Ugly
Air fryers do seem to be surprisingly popular on Facebook, but maybe that is because they are quite handy. You can fry stuff. But, you know, with air. They are able to make food a lot healthier, and they are not that expensive. But apparently, not everybody is a fan of them!
This person, for instance, does not want to see them anymore on his or her home page. Instead, this person begs others to take to private messages or form a group or something because there are just too many air fryers all over the place. To be fair, we love air fryers.
But...But You Just...
“I don't know how to post,” she says in the post. So either she is a liar, or she is a lot smarter than she realizes. However, we have to give some props to this lady since she is at least being quite positive about the whole thing. She might not know how all this new-fangled social media gobbledygook works.
But she still likes what she can find when she logs on. We wonder what kind of group this is. Knitting? Baking? Air fryer appreciators? There are tons of groups on FB, so this really could be anything. Trampolines, maybe.
You Don't Have to Shout About It
Okay! Fine! You prefer Texas Roadhouse! We hear that there are lots of great things about that restaurant, but that doesn't give you carte blanche to go dissing Manny's Steakhouse! Carte Blanche is, for the record, a steakhouse in Texas. Just so we're all on the same page.
Also, maybe this person is right to yell about Texas Roadhouse – at least that place hasn't raised the prices like Manny's. Ah, who are we kidding? Everybody's raising prices these days. That's just the way things go. Anyway, please stop yelling. Look, everyone's entitled to their own opinion, even in all caps.
Sorry, I Didn't Have My Reading Glasses On
Oh. Well. Sorry about that. Didn't mean to, uh, make it sound like I was happy about that. In fairness to the first person, it's a little hard to tell exactly what is going on in the attached story, which was apparently, “We are no longer looking for our missing person. We would like to thank the public for their assistance."
We don't think it's unfair for someone to think that's good news! But, just like always, the person probably didn't read the entire article. It turns out the missing person wasn't found alive and well. That is, obviously, not wonderful news.
No Swearing on My Facebook
Sure, we get it. There are a lot of people out there that don't appreciate cuss words that much. Hey, there are people of all stripes. This grandma was not interested in seeing them, but she also thought that they were being sent directly to her.
Her grandbaby very gently corrected her, saying that it was not directed to Grandma, it was just a public post. Grandma Rose still wants to figure out if there is a way for FB to stop sending her such filthy, filthy messages. There is – you can exempt certain friends from seeing your posts.
We can barely keep up with all those greetings! We have to respond to each one, one at a time, so we will be done in about thirty minutes. Button mashing does not really work as well on phones as it does on a keyboard. You can't just slap your hand on the phone and get a big bunch of unintelligible words.
The phone tries to make something out of them, and we get stuff like this. Whether it was intentional but badly done or these messages came from a pocketed phone, we have all gotten some of these messages.
Yes, that picture would certainly fulfill the criteria of teaching counting and giving a child nightmares, but look closer. This sculpture(?) doesn't even have the number eight on it. One through seven, and then it goes straight to a... musical note? We feel like that's a pretty big mistake in something that is supposed to TEACH COUNTING.
And then, of course, a comment that makes absolutely no sense. Unless someone else that sees the comment has just lost their beloved white male poodle. Overall, this a pretty good post, and one that certainly belongs on this list and in your nightmares.
Mom, Did You Kill Jenny's Cat?
We are pretty sure that Tramp is another, different cat that was owned by someone in the family. Or some other pet. And then Mom drops a sneaky side-eye emoji that makes us think she had a little more to do with the cat's death than she is letting on.
We do not even know what she could be TRYING to communicate with that sort of emoji. Was she looking at new cats to get Jenny? Is that supposed to be a sad face? Did Mom not like the cat, and is glad it's gone? There are too many options.
We Aren't the Real Senators
The Harrisburg Senators are a minor league team that hails from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They're the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, which is about as close to real power as they get. Ethel really wanted to make sure people knew her stance on the matter, so she tweeted this same all-caps screed about preventing voter fraud to everybody she came across on Twitter.
Well, as long as there's only one noisy weirdo during election season on that platform, that's all right. (Checks Twitter) Oh noo........ Truth be told, in this day an age, any organization sporting the red, white and blue can be misleading for any random spectator.
Keeping Up with Grandma
Before Facebook began asking us what was on our minds, there was always Grandma. She’s among the first people we run to with news of any kind. And this is a two-way street. Grandma is as eager to share, and her skills have reached the ultimate level since joining Facebook. You can try to keep proposal plans under wraps.
But as soon as Grandma catches wind of them, you can bet there will be comments everywhere on your Facebook page. Bless her heart, she just wants you to be in the loop, but sometimes her excitement can get the best of her. Grandma probably has more Facebook friends than you. You can count on her for everything, even spreading the word far and wide! Especially that!
The Things We Do for Food
You have to give it to Grandma for always keeping it real. Sure, she might be dangerously walking the line between candid and inappropriate, but she’s out there asking the right questions, ok? Everything about this is chaotic – the abrupt comment, her profile picture that appears to be an upside-down American flag, and the disturbing fact that Harold seems to have been buried alive!
Grandma NEEDS to know the recipe. She’s thought about it far too often and for too long now. It’s so urgent that she typed “potota” instead of “potato.” Was it paprika or cumin, Diane? How were those potatoes so creamy, Diane? We’re sorry Grandma, but we're sure Diane’s taken the recipe to her grave.
Breaking the System
It looks like someone decided to take control of their Facebook destiny. They’ve accidentally uploaded tips and tricks to bypass the system in their profile bio. Are you sick of algorithms running your life? Meet the genius who has figured that the best way to beat the system is from within – use Facebook to trash Facebook!
It’s all very (ahem) meta! So, you thought you were a social media ninja? Meet Grandma, commonly referred to as “Hey Boomer!” She’s the queen of stealth mode when she wants to be. Nobody tells Grandma what she can or can’t see on her news feed! Grandma’s like a hacker, but instead of breaking into computers, she's breaking into and dismantling the fabric of Facebook itself.
When Xbox Meets Breakfast
Crazy things happen when people skip coffee in the morning or forget their glasses. Everyone’s confused about what’s up for sale. Is it an Xbox? Is it breakfast? Can we order either on Amazon Prime? Seriously people - pay attention! The post isn't about an Xbox.
That is clearly a picture of breakfast, or have we all become collectively blind? You know what they say - people only see things they want to see. But did we anticipate people taking things so literally? They also say anything can happen on the internet, and that's probably the only thing that makes sense here.
Breaking Up with Facebook
Go, grandma, go! It looks like someone’s finally reached her breaking point with Facebook and is ready to throw in the towel for good. We’ve all had days when we’re determined to break free from the shackles of social media and reclaim our digital independence.
We know that if anyone can do it, Grandma probably can! But only time will tell if she can resist the lure of cute cat videos or pictures of her grandkids. Plus, what would Facebook be without her epic rants and hilarious opinions? Like most of us, maybe all she needs is a little social media detox.
Lost in the Facebook Feed
Grandma’s always eager to learn new things but technology can be a bit much some days. The Facebook feed and its infamous clutter are every grandma’s nightmare - a sea of posts, videos, and notifications. Where are her classes? How does anyone find anything in this mess? Every click takes her further away from her goal. The cherry on the cake?
A smiling and bouncing Facebook avatar - what joy despite everything! Grandma trying to navigate Facebook is both hilarious and endearing. While we may chuckle, let’s admit that everyone secretly admires her determination to learn and grow. Here's to you. Keep exploring the digital world and all of its wonders. We'll be right here, cheering you on every step of the way.
Late to the Party
Grandma, you social media superstar, you! We know you’re a trailblazer. When you say anything or leave a comment on a post, it's always a moment to remember. This time, you really outdid yourself! You stumbled on your niece's relationship status five years too late! Of all the awkward and hilarious moments with an ex, this takes the cake!
It's as if you're living in a time capsule, and we can't help but love you for it, Grandma. No judgments here because Facebook can be a maze to navigate. Meanwhile, we’re living for quirky and hilarious grandma moments on Facebook. You’re one of the only reasons we keep returning to the platform! Don’t tell Zuckerberg.
A Facebook Search Party
Social media connects us with people we love and helps us stay updated with their lives. It’s also a place of hilarious, sometimes cring-ey moments - especially when grandparents mistake the Facebook status bar for an internet browser.
Sure, the internet is a vast and complex place but it's unlikely that Facebook is the best place to find Indian corn. Maybe one of their Facebook friends does know where to find Indian corn - it could happen, and you know it! Let’s not forget that this faux pas could have been much worse. We know how wild most people’s search histories can be.
When Facebook Becomes a Recipe Database
Do you remember when we used Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family? No? Neither do we. Word on the street is that Facebook shows you what it thinks you should see – in this case, food groups, recipes, and perhaps a subscription to Good Housekeeping.
We don’t blame the older generation for mistaking Facebook for Google. Why use two different platforms for the same kind of noise and clutter? Alas, it doesn’t work that way. The next time your grandma or grandpa searches for recipes on Facebook, give them a break from adulting for one day.
Let the Good Vibes Remain
Receiving a comment on an old Facebook status is like a sudden blast from the past, reminding us of moments we thought we had left behind. But when grandma’s involved, it can be hilarious. Helen has stumbled upon an exciting status update just 14 years too late.
The update might be old, but her happiness transcends time and space (as it should!). She’s found a virtual time capsule and loves what she sees! All of us could do with a Helen in our lives. She’s the kind who reminds you of the good times – of who you were and how far you’ve come since. Bless Helen, the ultimate hype girl from the future.
Too Blessed to be Stressed
The infamous "no comment" comment. If you have nothing to say, why say anything at all, right? Ironically, it’s the perfect comment: short, sweet, and to the point. “I’m not going to comment”- five words that say everything without saying anything at all. This person sounds tired of all the drama.
Why engage when you can sit back and watch it all unfold? Pass the popcorn, will you? Perhaps they want to make a statement by not participating. Either way, this person knows the value of observing and not saying a word. Less is more, and the less you engage in arguments on social media, the better.
Death is a Confusing Time
Social media can be a bit of a mixed bag. You never know what you're going to get - happy pictures with sad news, sad pictures with happy news, or cat memes to help deal with anything life throws at us. And then, there was the case of the confusing death announcement.
They say you should celebrate a person’s life when they die but this might be a bit much. Still, we’re giving them the benefit of the doubt and assume they know nothing about Facebook avatars. Maybe they’re trying to stay positive. It’s confusing - but hey, who are we to tell people how to grieve?
For the Love of Bread, Who is Amanda
This post makes us hangry. We understand being blown away by delicious bread. That’s still no excuse to forget the important things in life – like telling the world who Amanda is. The world needs to know about this talented bread maker. It seems someone willfully “forgot” to tag her because they want all that delicious bread to themselves.
We might be jumping the gun, but food can make us do crazy things. We have so many questions. Who is Amanda? More importantly, what kind of bread are we talking about here? A soft brioche, a crusty baguette, or even the underrated white bread – give us the details! If anyone knows who Amanda is or where we can find her bread, hit us up immediately!
A Guide to Leaving Toxic Facebook Groups
We've all been there. Who among us hasn’t joined a group with the best intentions, only to find ourselves mired in drama and negativity? It can be a real drag on your sanity and mental health. Leaving a Facebook group is no joke, however. It can be the equivalent of trying to escape a cult.
Your departure can seriously offend the group admin or other followers – even worse if you know some people in real life. So, does one sit there and suffer in silence or pull off a daring escape? Fearless Gramps and Gammy are having none of it. They don’t care about social landmines and niceties. All they want is out, and we say, “Please, take us with you!”
That’s Quite the Testimonial
No judgments from us. Stomach issues only grow worse as you get older, and they can be incredibly painful. Thank goodness for antacids - superheroes for the stomach that swoop in to save the day! And if you're pooping bricks, well, that just means the pills are working, right?
Poor Ann must have intensely felt the burn to be laying down bricks like a master builder. Not only did she live to tell the tale, she also made sure to write about it on a public forum! Who cares about sounding silly when a testimonial could make a difference in people’s lives?
Oops! Wrong Place
Talk about a case of mistaken identity! This person forgot to check where they were commenting before hitting that congrats button. Unfortunately for these well-wishers, the couple is probably too busy dealing with dirty diapers and sleepless nights to be scrolling through Allegra ads.
Maybe they will stumble upon it much later - when they need allergy relief from all that baby dander. Regardless, cheers to the new parents. They deserve all the love and support they can get. And to the well-wishers, let's remember we're in the right place before we hit that comment button next time, shall we?
Location is Everything
Social media mishaps are a dime a dozen, but this trumps everything - because, location, location! Let’s play devil’s advocate and say an accident on Moorland Road could be considered “amazing” - not that we're suggesting anyone should try it! Maybe the road has beautiful views and quaint cafes.
If you’re in a fender bender it might as well be memorable, and at a prime location Jokes aside, let's hope everyone involved in the accident is alright and receiving the care they need. Meanwhile, this person might want to double-check their tags before posting. We wouldn't want any more "amazing accidents" getting lost in the mix.
Her Memory Isn’t What it Used to Be
The perils of memory loss! Perhaps Mary has been so consumed with life that she momentarily forgot she was already in this amazing group. Brain fog hits when you least expect it. We’ve lost count of the times we entered the kitchen and forgot why or misplaced our keys.
Forgetting a Facebook group is highly plausible! But let’s not forget the real reason why Mary commented in the first place - her love and enthusiasm for the group. We’re sure this little snafu brought some lightheartedness and laughter all around. Welcome (again!) to the group, Mary! Continue spreading smiles, having fun, and reminding us not to take things too seriously.
If You Didn’t Take Pictures, Did it Even Happen?
There's nothing like a good old Facebook status to keep us entertained. So, when someone posts "At my son's wedding" without any pictures, we don’t know what to feel. It's hard to tell whether congratulations or condolences may be in order. Do you remember emojis? Even a somewhat undecided smiley would have made all the difference.
Did they have a blast? Are they waiting to object to the wedding when the priest asks? Are they hiding out in the bathroom to avoid the bride's mother? Oh, the potential for drama! Perhaps this is an attempt at being ironic. There's something funny about announcing a major life event on Facebook without any proof of it. Either way, this one's a novelty, and the suspense is killing us!
Who is Amanda?
Are you there, Amanda? Amanda sounds like that friend who has a phone but doesn’t reply to texts or calls. Nobody knows where she is or what she does. But a social media notification might get her attention faster.
Amanda could actually be a super dedicated soccer player with her head always in the game. Who knows? But it’s more likely that her friend is an adorable but super confused grandma who has signed up for a soccer team. Stranger things have happened on Facebook. We’re rooting for you either way. We hope you found each other and had an excellent game!
Festival of Lights and Superheroes
Get well soon, and also, happy Hanukkah, Jeremy Renner! Hawkeye sounds like he’s indisposed. The legendary hero has no idea about the extra healing powers coming his way. This super fan’s wishes are complete with candelabras and all the Hannukah trimmings!
Miracles do happen during the Festival of Lights. Perhaps the power of the menorah will help him recover in no time. It’s not something you see every day on Facebook and may inspire others to get creative with their avatars. Let’s hope this isn’t a forewarning to a wacky crossover episode - where Hawkeye must fend off a menorah-wielding crime syndicate.
The Great Doughnut Mix Up
Online delivery is an insanely wonderful thing! But leaving your order in the customer review section takes the cake - or in this case, the doughnut! Did the online store fulfill the doughnut order? That would be a wonderful sweet surprise!
In this case, you just know the person had to make an angry call, insisting they placed the order. Lesson learned: always double-check the section before placing your doughnut order online. There’s nothing worse than ordering food online and having it never arrive. We can all agree that it takes a while to bounce back from a disappointment like that.
It's not uncommon to see sponsored ads on our social media feeds, but sometimes we forget that these ads are, in fact, sponsored. Social media can be a fast-paced and confusing place – an infamous hotbed of misunderstanding and disinformation. So, it's understandable that someone might become infuriated by an ad.
Don’t you? All of us share a love-hate relationship with social media, regardless of age. Sometimes ads can unknowingly strike a nerve or pop when you’re having a rough day. It's a good reminder that social media can be a challenging space, especially for those who didn't grow up with it.
75, Fabulous, and Facebook Free
Good on her for emerging from the depths of Facebook oblivion, seemingly unscathed and (dare we say) happier. What better way to make a grand entrance than announcing that you turned 75? Celebrating alone doesn’t sound ideal, but it doesn’t seem like it bothered her.
She probably had the entire cake to herself, played her favorite songs on repeat, and enjoyed her own company. But enough about the past because she’s back online and still in celebration mode. Why choose to share this information with the group? We’re not sure. Maybe it’s her new-found confidence or a subtle dig at “past friends” who forgot to wish her.
No Shiddd-ing! These Dressers are as Good as New
Is anyone in the market for dressers that have never been, shall we say, "used" in that way? Well, you're in luck because here’s just the thing for you! This ad borders on the bizarre but believes it is achieving something.
The two dressers have "never been shiddd in,” how unbelievably reassuring - as fresh as the day they were made. Plus, these dressers come with a special message for Debra. Who knows, maybe the good luck of these never-shiddd-in dressers will rub off and bring Debra back into this person’s life. But we’re beginning to understand why she bolted in the first place.
When to Slide Into DMs: a Guide
Talk about a Facebook post that doesn't beat around the bush! This person needs a ride to Mabel's funeral and is willing to ask their entire friend list for help. It’s not like they need a ride to Glastonbury! Sure, put that up for the world to see!
Funerals are somber events, and private DMs to friends are the way to go! One of those moments when sliding into DMs is the only acceptable way. The smiling emojis on this Facebook post are the cherry on the cake. It's like they missed the memo on what smiling emojis represent. Navigating social media can be tricky. A little awareness and sensitivity go a long way.
What we have is a classic case of ambushing the discussion! On a Facebook post about the unfortunate passing of Lisa Marie Presley, Patricia decides to chime in with stories about her diabetes and keto diet. Bless your heart, Patricia, but what does that have to do with anything?
We admire your dedication to your health, even though nobody asked; hardly the time and place. The restrictive diet has made Patricia a little light-headed. What else explains this odd behavior? Please advocate for Keto on your own Facebook timeline, if you must. Let’s pivot to Lisa Marie Presley and honor her life and legacy. The point of the post was to remember and pay our respects.
Living in Social Media Bubbles
Social media can be a great escape, helping us curate the best versions of ourselves in an illusory world. It also makes us feel closer to the rich and famous, more than ever before – like this person here, convinced that Elon Musk himself sent them a follow request!
Are they the chosen ones? Is Elon about to offer them a job? The excitement is palpable, and it seems criminal to break the bad news to them. The exchange is a comment on how deceptive connections can be online. Think about it. Are Instagram friends really “friends?” And even if Elon Musk sent a follow request, is celebrity validation a priority in the grand scheme of things? Food for thought.
A Juicy Mystery
A pineapple scandal on Facebook – now we’ve seen everything! Make what you will of the cryptic "I have been accused of Pineapple!" update. Are you a pineapple? Are we pineapples? Did they steal someone's pineapple? Did they eat all the pineapple? That one would make us livid, too!
The possibilities are limitless. We need to know how this all plays out! In the meantime, we must take a moment to appreciate the absurdity. Who knew that tropical fruit could cause such drama? We're keeping a close eye on this one, and we suggest you do the same. You never know what kind of fruit-related shenanigans the world is in for next.
Decoding the Emoji
What do we have here? Is that an emoji newbie in our midst? They seem profusely apologetic about it, too! They sound so sweet - we could just dunk them in our coffee! What do all these pictures floating around mean?
Don't miss the "x" at the end of every message that could pass off as an unintentional quirky sign-off ala Gossip Girl; pretty awesome and endearing! Let’s not judge our friend for being late to the party. At least they're making an effort, and that's what counts. Their innocence and willingness to learn more than compensate for the confusion.
Checking Your Facebook List Twice
Why make a naughty or nice list when you can add random strangers to a Facebook group and check who reports you for spamming? In all seriousness, everyone ought to be more careful about who they interact with on Facebook! You never know who decides to take advantage of your holiday generosity.
People get scammed too often, and this is how it begins. On the bright side, you might get lucky, make new friends, and have a holiday to remember. Or, a Facebook group to leave, at the very least. Santa Claus isn't the only one who needs to make a list and check it twice this year!
That's quite a hilarious slip-up. Facebook's search algorithm is pretty smart these days, too smart for comfort. We’re pretty sure the correct Laura profile will pop up in the results at some point – that is if she hasn't blocked her parents on Facebook. Ouch!
Until then, Mom will have to go through a bunch of Lauras on Facebook and start adding them as friends! Perhaps Mom and Laura will have a good laugh about this years from now. Hey mom! Remember that time you tried to find me on Facebook, and added hundreds of Lauras from around the world to your friends list?
The Struggle is Real
Asking your mom for her Amazon login can be like playing Russian roulette - except with much higher stakes for your sanity. You never quite know what kind of response you will get. Maybe Mom is secretly a comedian and doesn’t even know it because this is hilarious!
She's in a time zone and dimension of her own making, operating on complex delays you cannot fathom. At least she replied - which is more than you can say for other people nowadays. If you’re lucky, she might get back to you with her actual login information in another week. Meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy the absurdity of it all. Mothers – life is infinitely more interesting with them around.
Ghosts of Retail Past
That’s one way to increase the appeal of a store – if customers have a knack for the macabre, that is. The friend might still be around if he loved the place so much. It makes us wonder what kind of ghostly shenanigans he’s been up to. Has merchandise moved around lately? Do the lights flicker on and off?
The store might want to look into that. Or he could be a benevolent ghost watching over the store. Perhaps the store owes its success, in part, to his spectral presence. Whoever wrote this either misses the friend intensely or has a great sense of humor. It’s definitely a conversation starter.
Facebook Ads: a Triggering Tale
Someone seems confused about how Facebook works - bless their heart. Facebook isn’t like UPS – sadly, nobody sends us stuff through Facebook. Facebook does have targeted ads, which is a slightly disturbing conversation for another time. Meanwhile, we understand why the post might be triggering, even if the anger is misplaced.
Perhaps the person is trying to give up alcohol or is a teetotaller. You have to hand it to the author who handled the situation like a boss – assertive, polite, and respectful. It’s their page, after all, and they can post whatever they please. Whether you're a fan of boozy recipes or not, let's all take a moment to appreciate the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make us who we are.
There’s Always That One Uncle
Social media can be a treasure trove of humor, and this one features a quirky uncle. Uncle has an unusual way of spreading the holiday spirit - by dropping a hospital bomb in the middle of a Merry Christmas post! That’s one way to find out your uncle is sick and in the hospital. He seems to be doing alright, though.
His holiday cheer seems intact – you know, happy and grumpy as befits the season. We wish more people had no filters like Uncle. Facebook would be a more interesting place! Uncle’s comments make you wonder about what people are feeling or where they are when they post (besides the bathroom). Who would have thought?
Birthdays and Brussel Sprouts
This person appears to have downed a few too many before commenting! Or, maybe they should get their eyes checked. It’s not every day you mistake a vegetable dish for a birthday celebration. They must really love Brussels sprouts or birthdays! But let’s give them credit for spreading random birthday cheer.
It’s similar to how some people play Christmas carols months before December. Who cares about actual dates? It’s about getting into the spirit. You can’t plan happiness around a calendar, can you? Happiness doesn’t make an appointment. It simply shows up unannounced and insists you join the ride. That’s the feeling we’re taking away from this post.
To Choose or Not to Choose
A poll with two identical options says only one of two things. You have a quirky sense of humor. Or, you’re so exhausted that you’re no longer sure what you want. It should just be a house, ok? Someone’s covering all their bases, and the results are unexpectedly refreshing.
The poll brings humor into house hunting, which we know can be mundane and exhausting. Maybe this is their way of making the process a little less stressful. Life’s too short to take things so seriously. A nonsensical poll might be just the thing for the next time we can't make a decision.
Somebody, Tell Him Already
Are you a Johnny Cash super fan? Not as much as this guy. He’s determined to know how old Johnny Cash was when he died - even if it means bombarding Facebook friends with multiple updates. Facebook can be an echo chamber, but this is a bit much.
Still, this man is channeling his inner Johnny Cash and walking the line - between persistence and annoyance. You’ve got to admire the dedication, however. Perhaps somebody, someday will answer his question. They should, before the updates become a full-blown social media saga. Until then, he would be better off relying on Google, not his Facebook “friends.” It sounds sad, but it's true.
Multi-Tasking Gone Wrong
Social media is rife with colorful discussions. The best conversations are the solo chats you have with yourself. Why work through thoughts internally when you can unleash a stream of consciousness online instead? Life was simple in the old days.
Now it’s almost as if you can’t find chicken gumbo without a calamity waiting to happen – where everything turns bubble gum pink. Listen closely, and you might even hear someone shuffling around, looking for their glasses in exasperation. Facebook, do you know what it’s like inside our brains? Who’s the genius who thought it would be fun to add colors to represent our state of mind?
From Hustling to Healing
Thank you for keeping it real on social media all the way! The entrepreneur dream isn’t for everyone. Sure, you can be your own boss and make the rules. But it can be heartbreaking – figuratively and literally, in this case.
It's not easy running a business, especially when you have to figure out everything yourself. We’re sending positive vibes their way and hope that they recover soon. Maybe this person will be back in business before we know it, ready to take on the world one self-employed venture at a time. Or they can just enjoy some well-deserved rest.
Gifs and Lessons in Silent Laughter
Mom needs a little GIF 101, and we can all agree she’s adorable. She’s feeling a little cheated, understandably. Why would anyone send her something related to Danny DeVito when you can’t hear what he’s saying? She needs to know.
You know what? So do we! He’s hilarious, after all! When DeVito’s involved, you know it will be good – even if he’s just a moving picture in your DMs and not making a sound. GIFs are great for a good old belly laugh, and few people do humor better than Danny DeVito. Mom seems content with his expressive face for the moment. Happy endings!
Prayers and Positive Thinking
Our friend here seeks prayers for their grandson, who they believe might have diabetes – and good vibes. The world is suitably confused. An entire generation obsessed with chasing good vibes now wants to know whether it was all for nothing. Do we want this medical condition?
Perhaps the grandson will get better through the power of positive thinking alone. It’s all a waiting game. We’re sending good vibes to the grandson anyway – just in case that’s what he needs. This might be a classic case of misdiagnosis. House MD would be intrigued, even if a case of “good vibes” isn’t usually his style.
Communication in the Digital Age
Someone accidentally posted their personal message in the wrong place – it happens more often than not. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt for a moment. Maybe they love Dawn and Paul, and want to share it with anyone who listens. Crossed wires in the digital age is ironic, however.
It seems like it was easier to get a message across to the right person at the right time using landlines. Look what we traded that for - a world of drunk texts, butt-dials, or accidental posts on social media that make you want to bury your head in the sand. They said the internet was supposed to make communication easier. It seems they lied.
We See a Cutie Here, Alright
Siri, you better be flattered. Nonna thinks you’re a cutie! Few things in the world can compare to her love. Nonna places us at the center of her world. It’s not every day that she turns around and asks us for help, let alone what sounds like dating advice!
The idea that Nonna might have a secret crush saved as “cutie” on her phone is adorable. We're reminded that before she became your grandma, she was her own person. How many cuties did she know? Did they make her nervous? Was she always this self-assured? Does love always hurt so much, Nonna? Plus, she legit thinks “Cutie” is an actual name. Only a nonna could be this endearing.
Before the internet loses its mind – Chuck Norris is alive and kicking! We’re not ready for a world without the Texas Ranger yet. With so many voices clamoring for attention on the internet, it can be hard to keep track of what's real and what's just a rumor.
Let this be another reminder to double-check our facts before hitting that “post” button. And if you do make a mistake, don't worry - it happens to the best of us. Just issue a correction, laugh it off, and carry on like Chuck Norris would. There's nothing a good roundhouse kick can't fix!
From Wholesome to Weird
Life is full of surprises, and you never know what kind of weirdness might pop up in the comments section. Here's to you, Kerry. She needs answers, and she's not afraid of killing the mood. And then there’s Mary, who insists on keeping the chat going.
This comment section nosedived into awkward territory just like that. It might be time to remind them about living rooms and Facebook, and what topics are appropriate to discuss in either one. If you're ever in doubt, remember - stick to the topic at hand. Here’s hoping their future exchanges are more flowers and fewer death inquiries.
Revealing Messages from Mom
If we know one thing for certain, messaging Mom is never straightforward. You never know what to expect. Sometimes, it can be a wild ride, and you best buckle up! One learns to anticipate the usual suspects – random missed calls and emojis out of context. This case is rare, however.
Her daughter may have learned more about mom from this message than every Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner combined! Who would have thought that mom is a Taylor Swift-loving, emoji-obsessed, and friend-appreciating individual? She’s also an ally, and our hearts could burst. All this over a message saying you’re coming home soon? Technology truly is a wonderful thing.
Carry On Salading
There seems to be a little bit of a disconnect between what the OP of this post was referring to and what the commenter was getting at. Sure, it's perfectly reasonable to bring potato salad when going camping. But this guy simply wanted to let the camping community on his Facebook page know that there was plenty of space at his location for camping and having fun.
He never mentioned a single thing about any food, never mind potatoes or even potato salads. Unless this was some weird typo for "Sure, I'm definitely going to come camping," then we're not entirely sure what happened here.
At Least She Brought Cake!
Listen folks, the older we get, the higher chances of us suffering from a stroke are with each passing year - it's just a sad fact of life. But we can't help but chuckle a little when this lady decided to share this little story on social media about the time she had a mini-stroke.
Not only did she crash into a local Mexican restaurant, but she also totaled her car. Hey, at least she lived to tell the tale and seemed to see the funny side of the situation. Otherwise, she never would have written this message, to begin with.