It's easy to complain about having to teach your parents how to use the internet, but the flip side of that is much worse. They could wield the power of the internet against you.
A mom going by Kerrisimo got sick of begging her 20-year-old son to take out the trash, so she posted a picture of her cupcake wrapper-filled bin to Imgur with the following plea to her son, D:
My son has been lurking here and constantly has his nose in the phone reading and laughing at stuff here. He doesn't hear me when I ask him to take the trash out. Help me get this to the front page please so maybe the trash will get taken out soon! Thank you!❤
D, you're doomed.
Other people on Imgur were so impressed by this mom's web-prowess that they gave her over 13,000 upvotes and left over 500 comments by Tuesday afternoon, pushing her post to the front page where her lazy son was forced to view it from the glow of his screen.
He was bombarded with tons of comments...
"D, your mom is cool enough to buy you cupcakes now TAKE OUT THE FREAKIN TRASH!"