What Are Some Normal and Ordinary Things You Can’t Do? Here’s How People Responded.

What’s easy for some folks can be very difficult for others?

We all have those little quirks and one of them is usually NOT being able to do something that everyone else in the world is able to.

It’s enough to drive a person crazy!

AskReddit users admitted what normal and ordinary things they can’t do. Let’s take a look.

1.  Just can’t do it.

“Roll my Rs.

The (sort of) good news is it’s not our fault. If your native language doesn’t contain a sound, it is extremely difficult to train your tongue and/or vocal cords to make that sound. And it gets harder the longer you go in life without attempting it.

Different dialects pose similar issues, in that many people raised in the southern US pronounce the word “pen” the same way they pronounce “pin” because they literally cannot hear the difference.

Drove me f*cking crazy when I moved here and heard people saying “ink pin” and it wasn’t until college when I took Voice and Articulation for my major that I learned it wasn’t just a lazy pronunciation thing.”

2. Oh, cool.

“I have a buddy that can’t burp.

He can pretty much fart on command though.”

3. Failure!


“Put your lips together and blow” is what I’ve heard independently from a dozen different people over the years. It doesn’t work, people. It’s soundless air coming out. Teeth and tongue placement must play a role somewhere; “Blow through your lips” reduces the process a little too far at that point.

I have come to accept it as a skill that will forever elude me.”

4. Totally weak.

“Snap my fingers.

I pretend I can do it.

But the sound is so weak.”

5. It’s not super easy.

“Keep my house clean.

I think its mostly because I’ve just been living here for so long that I just don’t think about it until someone asks to come over, then I get that realization.”

6. What am I looking at here?

“My handwriting is so bad my wife usually can’t even read it.

And we’ve been together over 20 years.”

7. Can’t remember…

“Remember names.

It’s like I have only so many slots for people’s names and when I lean a new one, an older one needs to go.

Can get embarrassing.”

8. Map trouble.

“I have a lot of trouble with directions and maps.

I can’t process it, mostly. I can’t do geometry either so I think that’s related.

Ironically I’m a very very good Tetris player tho so I have some spacial reasoning skills but I can barely read a f*cking map.”

9. It’s best if you stay off the road.


I’m paralyzed with fear when I’m in control of a killing machine.”

10. Avert your eyes.

“Engage in appropriate eye contact.

I’ve been guilty of this one my whole life. It’s my reflex to not look at people.

Especially when I’m the one speaking. I didn’t even notice I did it until I was talking to a therapist about how to manage stress more efficiently and within 5 minutes of the first session he pointed it out.

Everyone I ever talk to regularly just got used to it as something I did and never bothered paying it mind.”

11. Not so fast.

“Ride a bike.

I tried to learn in 2019 as a 28 year old.

Didn’t work too well.”

12. Can’t…reach…

“Touch my toes.

I have never been able to. I remember fitness competitions in grade school and I was the only kid that couldn’t touch his toes.”

13. Not getting lucky.


It seems like it’s relatively simple for most people, but I’ve always had horrible luck with it.

I’m 26 and I’ve never been on a date, I just figure there’s something wrong with me.”

Are there some things in your life that seem pretty ordinary that you can’t do?

Tell us all about it in the comments!

Hey, we’re not here to judge…too much…