Hey, Pleated Jeans. I’m Nate. I’m new here and thought I’d take it upon myself to introduce myself.
These days, it seems like the easiest way to see your parents is via FaceTime but if your parents are anything like mine they have no clue what’s going on. Here are 15 people who feel my pain!
1. Some don’t know how to answer (or flat out ignore you):
both my parents didnt answer facetime this am
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) March 19, 2020
2. Maybe they don’t know how to pick up:
social distancing update: just spent 30 mins trying to get my parents to answer FaceTime. They don’t know which button to press….
— mike deestro (@mikedeestro) March 22, 2020
3. Others forget how to talk:
Just so happen to FaceTime my parents while I was cooking. They just stared at me for awhile. Smiling. I realized they never saw me cook while I lived with them.
I’m no longer hungry.
— Matt Will Post (@MattPostSaysHi) September 24, 2019
4. It can be exhausting:
Helped my mom download a podcast onto her phone, over FaceTime. I am exhausted.
— Dr. Liz (@jaimelabellevie) March 16, 2018
5. It involves preparation:
Preparing to FaceTime my Dad this evening to help him install Zoom on his computer.
I have found the 2020 equivalent of going over to your parents’ place to help them set up their VCR.
— alex (@alexzvrs) March 26, 2020
6. If they know how to FaceTime they should be able to figure out Zoom:
adding "helped my mom download and set up a zoom account over facetime" to my resume
— shye pestana (@aftnvanillasun) March 26, 2020
7. This is repayment for teaching you how to ride a bike:
Just helped my mom set up a new desktop computer system including bluetooth speakers entirely via FaceTime and I have never felt so technologically empowered #socialdistancing
— E. Hope (@thehopefulgene) March 14, 2020
8. Sometimes they just want to see your dog:
my parents when they FaceTime me:
Hey, how have you been?
my parents when they see my dog on FaceTime:
Omg hi, did you eat today?
did you go for a walk?
did you play today?
is dad treating you right?
we miss you so much
you’re always welcome back home
— v (@JustinVisuals) January 31, 2019
9. Or watch DVDs:
Thought I’d spend my Friday night showing my mother how to set up a DVD player over FaceTime.
— Nate Armbruster (@natecomedy) March 20, 2020
10. But they’re your parents:
Facetime with parents:
Me: *clears throat*
Mom: DID YOU JUST COUGH
— Nisa Addina (@Nisa_Addina) March 20, 2020
11. They’ll never figure it out:
Facetime challenges with my parents.
“Hold the phone down! I can’t see you!” pic.twitter.com/M1THtYYXwu
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) March 21, 2020
12. At least they know how to text:
Tried to Facetime my parents today. File this response under: NIGHTMARE SCENARIOS. pic.twitter.com/NssCpy5GON
— Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) September 2, 2019
13. And tweet:
was facetiming my parents and my dad goes “thank god ur alive, you haven’t tweeted for almost a full day” I just-
— Christina Marie (@BeautyChickee) November 6, 2019
14. Sometimes you have to check in on them:
Me facetiming my parents:
Me: “Are you practicing social distancing?”
My dad: “Yeah your mom and I are 6 feet away like always”
— Lauren Healy (@LaurenWGME) March 17, 2020
15. This face sums it all up:
The look I have on my face the entire time I ever facetime with my parents. pic.twitter.com/yopSwKXG2e
— drex⚡ (@drex) August 12, 2019