Are there certain life skills that most adults have…except you, who are totally clueless? Maybe changing a tire? Cooking even the most basic meal?
A Twitter user shared this post and it set off an epic thread where people came clean about what they don’t know how to do.
Yesterday we learned that our landlord (a Stanford-educated engineer) doesn't know how to open a combination lock. And Joel admitted he can't blow up balloons. So now I'm obsessed with knowing what everyone's weird life skill blind spots are.
— Jenée (@jdesmondharris) August 4, 2019
Here are some of the best responses.
1. Keep trying!
I live this thread! I can't hook my bra behind my back. I hook it in front and scurry it around.
— Elizabeth Picciuto ? (@epicciuto) August 4, 2019
2. Might want to work on that
I have no idea how to make small talk.
Someone says "What's new?" and my brain just goes blank. Can't remember anything that's happened recently or what my upcoming plans are, grasp desperately for anything to talk about, panic, drown.
— Mature Self-Possessed Gentleman (@baddusacid) August 4, 2019
3. I can’t either…
I can't cornrow or whistle that 2-finger whistle to save my life.
— Jaeda Laurez (@DarthJaeda) August 4, 2019
4. A dying skill
I look at an analog clock way too long before I can tell what time it is smh
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) August 4, 2019
5. Where am I?
I'm so bad at navigation that my friends use my gut feeling as an indicator of the wrong/opposite direction to go?.
— Keni (@KeniLF) August 4, 2019
I overthink the arrival vs departure areas at airports. You're always arriving, even when you're there to depart. Perhaps someone else is arriving, only to later depart. It's a panic inducing couple of min. ?
— Serena Padilla-Caplins (@SapCaps) August 5, 2019
7. That’s kind of hard TBH
I'm not great at estimating distances or square footage. "Oh, it's about 40 yards away." "Yeah, they just bought a 5,000-square foot house." Shh.
Also, that trick of creating curls or waves with a flat iron? I'm convinced it's fucking sorcery.
— D from The D ? (@DanaKMofo) August 5, 2019
8. I’m with you on this one, brother
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN TYING A TIE. IVE WATCHED YOUTUBE TUTORIALS AND ALL THAT, STILL CANT DO IT.
— THE KID MERO ?? (@THEKIDMERO) August 4, 2019
9. Ironing sucks
definitely ironing. I can iron for 30 minutes and still not get a crease out
— abdullah (@AShihipar) August 4, 2019
10. 0% success rate
Parallel parking. Every time, 0% chance of success. We’ll just have to park six blocks away and walk.
— ????? ???? ???? ??♂️ (@Gayer_Than_Thou) August 5, 2019
11. The videos aren’t helping
I can’t fold fitted sheets. And the YouTube instructional videos don’t help.
— Angela Taylor (@angieptaylor) August 4, 2019
12. Let me explain…
The billing lady at my OB tried to explain something about my insurance deductible for about 20 minutes and I almost cried. You could explain deductibles 1000 times to me and I’ll understand it for about 30 seconds, tops.
— SecretlyStephie (@SecretlyStephie) August 4, 2019
13. Can’t snap
also i can’t snap
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) August 4, 2019
14. Bunny ears
Still don't know how to tie my shoes. I mean I do but….not that one loop, wrap the string around, loop it under method. Grown ass man out here still doing the two bunny ears. Sad.
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) August 4, 2019
15. Don’t give up yet
I can’t wink…. pic.twitter.com/5gd2dMdISi
— CJ, Master of Drinking Horns (@metisserie) August 4, 2019
What are the basic life skills you never learned? Share in the comments!
I think I might need to hire a life coach…