If you have a grandma or grandpa who loves to interact with family and friends on Facebook, you’re probably very aware that they don’t always understand what they’re doing. From grandmas who post shopping lists in a Facebook comment to grandpas who truly can’t figure out this “whole technology thing,” their responses to posts and their own social media messages, often have us in stitches.
Here are a handful of grandparents who totally failed at Facebook but had us laughing the entire time.
Bill Just Wants Everyone To Be Thankful
Someone needs to explain to Grandpa Bill that not every social media message is about family. When this video of a young singer was posted, Bill wanted to make sure “Ronnie” was proud of their child. When they explained it was not their kid, Bill still wanted them to be proud of the young man’s accomplishment. Sometimes it’s just easier to agree with an old person on Facebook than it is to teach them something new about social media. Bill wouldn’t let up on his praise for their child so they just gave in and accepted that grandpa is old and doesn’t get that some things on Facebook are posted just for fun.
Judith Thought Walmart Was Running A Parody Website
This grandma might want to learn how to do basic research on the internet before she starts attacking brick and mortar stores for the dumbest of reasons. The website “People of Walmart” has become incredibly popular because of its ability to crowdsource some of the strangest photos from within the chain’s stores. From customers wearing nothing but underwear to strange purchases that have us in stitches, there is never a shortage of weird posts on the parody website. Judith stumbled upon the website by accident and then claimed it was a Walmart run operation.
Grandma Says This Is Not Sexual
Stating the obvious is a favorite grandparent pastime on Facebook. This grandma was looking at an innocent photo of cheerleaders and felt the need to comment “Always love to see happy kids! This is not sexual.” We’re very confused as to why this grandma thought anyone would see this post as sexual. On the other hand, at least they are looking out for kids and voicing their support of making the internet, or at least Facebook, a cleaner place for everyone. With that being said, someone needs to sit down with this grandparent and explain to them exactly how social media works on a more macro level.
Grandma Master Flash
When Ashley’s grandpa sent her a happy birthday wish, he included a very special person on his message. No, it wasn’t grandma, it was “Grandmaster Flash.” In a follow-up message, grandpa says he is confused by why the famed rapper is included on the post. It’s pretty obvious he was trying to say “grandpa and grandma” but this message eventually went viral. It does bring up a good question — how often does Grandmaster Flash see messages pop up on his feed from confused grandmas and grandpas.
Grandpa Wants To Buy All The YouTubes At Dollar Tree
First, we have to admit that this grandfather’s support for his granddaughter is awesome. Unfortunately, Ralph’s lack of YouTube understanding made for a funnier post than a sweet one. Ralph tagged Dollar Tree in a Facebook post and asked if they sold “U tube” at their stores. This Facebook challenged grandfather truly believed that he could buy a dance video his granddaughter put on the internet at a local discount chain. We only wish there was an equally funny response sent back to Ralph by Dollar Tree. Grandparents are awesome.
This Grandma Who Got A Little Naughty With Duracell
Many grandparents spend their time on Facebook trying to tone down the rhetoric used by their children and grandchildren. Leslie, on the other hand, decided it would be fun to jump on the fan page for Duracell and thank them for certain items in her home that need their batteries. “You power several things in my house, none of which I can tell you about on here, but I am very thankful! Lol.” Grandma apparently has a battery operated boyfriend at home and she’s not afraid who knows about it. We didn’t have the chance to see Duracell’s response but we bet it was epic.
Grandma Wants Her Granddaughter To Get Along With Rihanna
Some of the funniest Grandma moments on Facebook occur because they are so out of touch with current pop culture. Geraldine became very concerned when her granddaughter, Tara, announced that she hates Rihanna. Not realizing that Rihanna is a famous singer, her grandma quickly pointed out, “she might be mean to you Tara, but that doesn’t mean you have to be mean to her.” At least we always have our grandparents on Facebook to remind us that being mean doesn’t solve any problems for anyone.
Grandma Is Bossing Facebook Around
The process for uploading photos to Facebook is simple. Choose your photos from your phone or computer and simply upload them. Grandpa was to blame for Grandma’s post this time. In her original post, she writes, “Facebook please put pictures from Christmas on here.” When her daughter asked what she is talking about, Grandma says she was told to treat Facebook like a robot and give it commands. Perhaps this is a new feature Mark Zuckerberg can include for confused older Facebook users.
This Grandma Who Put Obama Haters On Blast With A Recipe
This grandma decided to put Obama haters on blast with one of her famous recipes. We’re pretty sure this was copy and pasted by accident but it really does highlight just how clueless our grandparents can be when Facebook is involved. Maybe grandma was just trying to be a little meta by offering up a grilled cheese sandwich that can change opinions and make the world a better place. Whatever the case may be, it’s yet again proof that grandparents make Facebook a much funnier place to visit on a daily basis.
What Does It All Mean?
This grandma wanted to share a chicken recipe on her Facebook page. We’re not exactly sure how she ended up copying and pasting a Clickhole link but her reaction is hilarious. This grandma has no idea what a Bowser is or why Facebook is showing him instead of her famous recipe. Apparently, Bowser has made our society a more evil place to live and that is likely very concerning to this confused grandma. Does anyone else want to know her chicken recipe as much as we do? Another secret is hidden by a confused Facebook grandma.
When Grandma Was A Little Too Brutally Honest
A common theme among some of the funnier and more disturbing grandparent posts is their complete lack of understanding. Grandma Judy posted about her grandchild’s ugly friend and probably didn’t realize that “ugly” friend could see every message she was leaving. There’s also a chance that she realized exactly who would see this post and simply didn’t care, maybe she’s at that age where she says what she wants and to whomever she wants. Either way, grandma made us laugh even if the laughter was fairly uncomfortable.
Grandpa Jack Has A Lot Of Questions For Kmart
This grandpa wasn’t confused about how to use Facebook. In fact, he proved in a few questions that he can masterfully troll Kmart with the best of them. When Kmart posted a picture of a football game and told people to do their “payday dance” he was the first to question the photo used. Jack wanted to know why a picture of a football game was used to signify dancing. When Kmart responded that customers will be doing a “touchdown” dance, Jack was having none of it. Sorry Kmart but we have to agree with Grandpa Jack, this was just a poor photo choice given your messaging.
Grandma Lays Down Some Truth On Facebook
Sometimes we need our grandparents to remind us that bitching and moaning on Facebook isn’t going to solve any of our problems. When this kids posts “I. HATE. WAKING. UP,” It’s grandma who lays down some knowledge on their wall. She responds, “me too. but it’s better than dying in your sleep. have a good day. I love you.” We really need more grandmas and grandpas in this world to take over Facebook with positive vibes and reassurances. This grandma should seriously just troll Facebook leaving bits of knowledge for all social media users to digest.
Sometimes You Just Have To Indulge Them
It’s a pretty common theme for older Facebook users to make demands via their wall. From looking up movie times to attempting to order off Amazon, grandparents will make some very strange requests. David was convinced Facebook could tell him where to buy chicken casserole supplies. His son, Stephen, attempts to convince his dad that Facebook doesn’t work that way. After several failed attempts, Stephen gives up and provides his dad with an address for a nearby store that sells the food items he has been harassing Facebook to provide for him.
Grandma Wants To Hang Out
Poor Cody was just looking to Netflix and Chill with a girl his age. Instead? Grandma Carla offered to catch up with her grandson. We have to admit that his “not u grandma” comment was completely out of line. It does go to show that children and their grandparents both use Facebook for very different reasons. Also, we would like to point out to Cody that the only girl who responded to his request was his grandma. We’re pretty sure Grandma Carla doesn’t know what Netflix and Chill actually means and that’s probably for the best.
This Is My New Grandson
This grandma was super happy to announce the arrival of her new grandson and someone she left a post about a cruise line. This wasn’t a case of simply uploading the wrong photo because she shared an actual page with her Facebook friends. When grandma was told about the mistake she simply responded that the photo was “changed” and should be right now. This is yet more proof that an older generation is typically not cut out for using all of the newest advances in social media and technology in general.
Grandma’s Bowel Movements
Grandma Joyce has a very busy week. Not only does she have visitors at her house, she also has to prepare for her bowel examine on Thursday by taking “bowel cleansing medication” the day before. Thankfully, her granddaughter, Amy, is able to jump right in and explain to her grandma that everyone can see the public posts she puts on Facebook. In the meantime, Grandma Joyce has big plans for the next day — mainly staying close to the bathroom while her medication kicks in. It’s a bit disgusting but we can’t stop laughing at this over-sharing Facebook grandma.
Who Needs A Birthday Card When You Have Google Images
Birthday cards take a lot of time to browse and purchase. This grandma cut out all of the work with a simple Facebook message. In a message to her grandchild, she simply posted a Google search link that pointed to a bunch of funny “happy birthday” pictures. While perhaps a little misguided, she still went further than a lot of people on Facebook who just post a simple “happy birthday” message and then move on with their lives. There’s even a bit of mystery with this funny post – what was grandma trying to show her grandchild in this post? We may never know.
This Grandma’s Confusing Relationship With Applebee’s
The best part about grandparents posting on Facebook is the fact that companies are willing to play along with their misguided posts. Then grandma made it very clear to restaurant chain Applebee’s that she “can’t be myself around you anymore.” The company was quick to respond back to this grandma, proclaiming, “Aw, but we like you just the way you are! #Applebees ~ ARI” If Applebee’s food was as good as its Facebook game, the company would rule the world. The social media manager at Applebee’s deserves a raise for their strong social media game.
Dear Kmart, My Cat Died
Facebook really isn’t hard to use. You either post to your wall, post to a friend’s wall or leave a post on a page you follow. Despite the ease of which Zuckerberg and company designed Facebook, there are still a ton of grandparents who don’t get how to use the world’s largest social network. This confused grandpa named Charles felt the need to tell Kmart that his cat died. Kmart responded with their condolences and then another grandpa named Vincent told the company his guinea pig died last year. Perhaps Facebook should create a senior citizens version that makes it even easier to understand. It would be sort of like the new touch dial phones that came equipped with giant buttons.