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Old 05-17-10, 11:07 PM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Relating to stupid people.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

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Jason is short.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

the desire to get married and have kids
Old 05-18-10, 12:10 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

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I can't see the 3D in 3D movies. I was born with a disease that affected my eyes and long story short, I don't have normal stereoscopic vision (and limited vision in my right eye).

The '80s 3D movies "worked" fine for me-- Jaws 3D, etc, but this new crop of movies (last few years), well... I can't see shit (I guess the technology is a bit different now, because my eyesight hasn't changed). It's a waste of $10 for me, but my kids love the 3D craze, so I wear the stupid glasses for an expensive 2D experience.
Feel lucky. I went to Alice in Wonderland in 3d and i had to sit in the 3rd row as those were the only seats available. I looked over that that fucking cat head took some of my popcorn. It tripped me the hell out.
Old 05-18-10, 08:20 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Jason - If you like to look at cars in person try CarMax. They are awesome and no pressure.
Old 05-18-10, 08:35 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by suziq999 View Post
Jason - If you like to look at cars in person try CarMax. They are awesome and no pressure.
I second the CarMax experience - if there's one in your area. Easy and no pressure.


For me it's general home maintenance skills. Sure, I have some tools but I usually make things worse when I try to "repair" something.
Old 05-18-10, 08:46 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Add me to the "whistling" list. I can do a pretty lame basic whistle but for the life of me I can't do a "real" loud whistle. I've tried teaching myself a few times in my life. It's been several years though... Maybe it's time to try again now and make myself miserable.
Old 05-18-10, 09:17 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

The whole advance in your career thing...I just can't seem to move ahead.
Old 05-18-10, 09:45 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by suziq999 View Post
Jason - If you like to look at cars in person try CarMax. They are awesome and no pressure.
i've heard good things about carmax as well.
Old 05-18-10, 09:48 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

but to answer the OP, I can't whistle, and can't blow bubbles in gum. oh and never found sports interesting.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by the_dude8 View Post
picking up women.
see post #5
Old 05-18-10, 10:10 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
The first is fry an egg with the yolk intact. I only manage to get 1 out of 3 right.
Try cracking the egg on a flat surface like the countertop rather than the edge of the pan or bowl. It usually breaks more cleanly which eliminates shell fragments too. Also be sure and use enough butter or oil so that the egg slides around freely in the pan. You don't end up eating most of it anyway, it just stays in the pan. It's like prison, the more lube you have, the better off you will be. Don't flip the egg until it's almost finished cooking. I usually flip it, then turn off the heat or remove the pan from the stove while I make the toast.
Old 05-18-10, 11:01 AM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Being on time
small talk
"playing the game" as far as work and career are concerned
making eye contact - skeeves me the fuck out
dating - although mostly due to lack of interest in it
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Drinking the corporate Kool-Aid
Acting like I genuinely care about others
Making small talk with people I don't care to socialize with
Showing an interest in sports
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Two things for me. The first is fry an egg with the yolk intact. I only manage to get 1 out of 3 right. The other is tying a necktie. I've tried and tried to learn and just can't get it right. I keep all my ties tied in the closet and make sure not to untie when I take em off.
i had to use youtube videos to do it. growing up i probably wore a tie about 10x my entire life. as an adult, maybe 5x. something i will probably never learn because i don't really give a shit.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Drinking the corporate Kool-Aid
Acting like I genuinely care about others
Making small talk with people I don't care to socialize with
These, plus many others in the thread.
I can't whistle using my fingers, left/right sometimes cause a delay in my thought process, I can blow (lame) bubbles with gum, but can't snap it.

And the big one, I have difficulty filtering what I say.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Drinking the corporate Kool-Aid
Poor Kool-Aid. This is one of those expressions that will never go away.

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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Driving stick.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by 12thmonkey View Post
For me it's general home maintenance skills. Sure, I have some tools but I usually make things worse when I try to "repair" something.
Same here. Carpentry, plumbing, wiring, car repair, etc. seem like almost unfathomable skill sets to me. I always say to myself "now, this shouldn't be too difficult, as I'm reasonably intelligent, have some tools, and possess normal hand-eye coordination." Doesn't seem to work out that way.

Also, although I'm a good driver in regards to the physical skills, my sense of direction is inferior to that of most 10 year old girls.


I imagine these two things are probably connected---some male genes that weren't passed down to me.
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What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?
Being duplicitous
Old 05-18-10, 12:12 PM
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

I can't write the & symbol. I don't think I can spell it either. What is it, an ampersand or something?
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

I can whistle a tune, but I cannot do the loud 2 finger whistle.

I can't repair a hole in a wall if it requires more than some spackle.

I never learned to drive stick.

Caring about my job. (Honestly, is this most adults?)
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Waking up in the morning and not crying.

Having sex without crying.

Looking at myself in the mirror without crying.

Changing a tire.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet View Post
Waking up in the morning and not crying.

Having sex without crying.

Looking at myself in the mirror without crying.

Changing a tire.
I sure hope there isn't a mirror over your bed.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet View Post
Waking up in the morning and not crying.

Having sex without crying.

Looking at myself in the mirror without crying.

Changing a tire.
Do you cry when you get a flat tire?

I've tried to teach several women how to change a flat tire. I've really tried. Tried, and failed.

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