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

Old 05-18-10, 01:38 PM
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Swim. And I live in Florida.
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Originally Posted by Meglos View Post
Driving stick.
Ditto on this. Pretty sure I could figure it out though. I'm 52 and the occasion has never come up. No one I have ever known has had a car with manual transmission. I'm not about to buy one without learning it first on someone else's.
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Wow! I feel so much better about myself

I'm physically incapable of rolling my R's. It's impossible for me. I've had multiple Spanish speakers try and show me how, but I either end up blowing spittle out of my mouth or sounding retarded. My wife laughs so hard she can't breathe when I try.
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Originally Posted by Talkin2Phil View Post
Jason is short.


No, his voice just grates on my nerves like nails on a chalkboard.

Carmax sounds great. The closest one is 150 miles away though.
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Making fart sounds with my palm under my underarm
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I am about the same with repairs. I know how to do it, but I usually screw something up.

More of a MAN thing than adult, but I can not "hock a loogie". I have made myself throw up trying.
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Picking up women, making friends, and getting a real job.
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Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
I'm physically incapable of rolling my R's. It's impossible for me. I've had multiple Spanish speakers try and show me how, but I either end up blowing spittle out of my mouth or sounding retarded.
I have a friend that's the same way. She can't roll her R's eventhough she was a linguistics major in college. She just makes an uuurrrrrrr sound.
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I cannot say the word "button" or other similar words with two T's in the middle without stopping and deliberately pronouncing it. If I try to just say it, it comes out "buddon."
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Stopping myself from hitting on Bandoman.
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I can't tie a tie for the life of me. I even tried watching step by step videos on Youtube. I can't do it.
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whistle and Accept Authoritay!
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Probably learning how not to completely fuck around with people younger than me.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

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Buying a car.

Seriously, I'm interested in cars, I like cars, and have both the money for a car payment and the need for one with less that 172,000 miles on it, but every time I talk to a car dealer, I feel like a first grader talking to a junior high bully. It may have something to do with my perception that car salesmen are the lowest form of human life (even below lawyers, terrorists, and Randy Newman), but it's really annoying.

Yes, some of them are high pressure jerks, and I know which dealerships to avoid completely, but they're just doing their thing, and since I can't buy a car at Wal-Mart (yet), Im stuck with either dealing with them or driving my car till it falls apart.
Do it via email. I bought my car a couple years ago without ever setting foot in the dealership until I brought in a deposit check. Price, options, financing etc and the paperwork was all done, took 5 minutes to drop off my check. (then just had to pick it up a few weeks later when it got there)
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Lighting a match, and/or a lighter. I just can't do it. I'm too afraid of setting my fingers on fire. Irrational, I know.
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Making inane small talk. I can't stand it.
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I can't do the 'two finger really loud' whistle either and that always bugged me.

Not buying another knife.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
I can't do the 'two finger really loud' whistle either and that always bugged me.
It bugs me as well. I have tried all different techniques, but I can't figure it out. I'll have to watch a how to video sometime or something.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
I can't tie a tie for the life of me. I even tried watching step by step videos on Youtube. I can't do it.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. Forgot to list that I also cannot blow bubbles with gum.
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I lack ambition and am far too comfortable and satisfied with my current lot in life to get properly motivated by wanting something "more" for myself - whatever that is...
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
I can't do the 'two finger really loud' whistle either and that always bugged me.
That. I can whistle like a songbird, but I've never managed that, and I wish I could.
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Whether its politics or religion, or real history...not the half assed stuff taught in schools.. for most adults ignorance is bliss..for me it isnt,and the truth a lot of times isnt happy and mostly is miserable..I envy those who go thru life not wanting to know stuff deeper than what tv news says.
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Originally Posted by Eric D. View Post
Making inane small talk. I can't stand it.
Me too. Because of this when people first meet me they think I'm somewhat of an uncaring ass, but after I'm comfortable with them they say how I come across is night and day. Really doesn't help me out on things like job interviews.
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Whether its politics or religion, or real history...not the half assed stuff taught in schools.. for most adults ignorance is bliss..for me it isnt,and the truth a lot of times isnt happy and mostly is miserable..I envy those who go thru life not wanting to know stuff deeper than what tv news says.
I have the hardest time letting pompous self-congratulations go by without comment.

I'm working hard on that one, right now.
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Re: What do you have trouble doing that most adults don't?

Lots of things... unfortunately, including making new friends and having confidence in myself.

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