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What relatively simple things can you not do?

Old 07-29-13, 10:05 AM
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What relatively simple things can you not do?

I cannot open my eyes when I'm under water.
If I'm having have a bath and go under the water I cannot open my eyes. As soon as I do I close them straight away. Hate the feeling.

I also cannot whistle.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:09 AM
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I can do most simple things, just not well. I also can't make a loud whistle with my fingers.
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Tie my fucking necktie! Every time I do, it ends up crooked.
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I can't whistle or snap my fingers.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:27 AM
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I learned how to snap my left fingers but I did not bother to learn how to do it with my right.

I'm okay shuffling cards but I don't know how to do the bridge part.
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I can't try on clothes in a store. They seem to fit fine in the fitting room, then I get them home and the waist is too tight on the pants, the shirts are too baggy and the shoes give me blisters after walking 10 feet. Everything is a bizarre plaid.

I think I panic in stores and buy the first thing I see.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:33 AM
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Can't roll my Rs. Tried to learn how for a month for an audition. Watched countless YouTube videos where people try to teach it. Wanted to scream at them all because they basically broke down like this.

1. Say butter with a soft D sound
2. Roll your Rs.

It's not that simple. The people I know who can do it can't even explain how. Saying things like "relax the front of your tongue but not the back" is not helpful. What fucking muscle do I flex to do this?
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Old 07-29-13, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jdslater1 View Post
I cannot open my eyes when I'm under water.
If I'm having have a bath and go under the water I cannot open my eyes. As soon as I do I close them straight away. Hate the feeling.
I used to have a lot of problem with this. Now it still is very annoying so I only do it for short times. I seem to have sensitive eyes in general though so maybe that's it? I still don't think I'm fully used to wearing contacts.

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I can do most simple things, just not well. I also can't make a loud whistle with my fingers.
Normal whistling is fine for me, but I could never get that damn 2 finger whistle to work.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:42 AM
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I just remembered another one. I could never do the pen twirling thing around my fingers.
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Old 07-29-13, 10:52 AM
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I can't whistle or snap my fingers.
I also cannot whistle. I can snap my fingers, but I learned to do it differently than most other people. I have had people stop and ask me how I am doing it since it is apparently unusual (I snap my middle finger off of my index finger instead of my thumb).
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Old 07-29-13, 10:58 AM
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Can't roll my Rs. Tried to learn how for a month for an audition. Watched countless YouTube videos where people try to teach it. Wanted to scream at them all because they basically broke down like this.

1. Say butter with a soft D sound
2. Roll your Rs.

It's not that simple. The people I know who can do it can't even explain how. Saying things like "relax the front of your tongue but not the back" is not helpful. What fucking muscle do I flex to do this?
This probably won't help, but you kind of have to let your tounge vibrate off of the roof of your mouth
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Old 07-29-13, 11:01 AM
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I learned how to snap my left fingers but I did not bother to learn how to do it with my right.
Interesting. I can only snap my left fingers effectively.

For me, I can not burp/belch on purpose.
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I can't do that Vulcan split finger salute thing that Spock does. I can keep my index and middle fingers together but my pinky and ring fingers always separate.

I can't cook chicken on the grill. Steaks, hamburgers, and hotdogs I can cook with ease but I always seem to burn the outside of chicken while the inside stays a salmonella pink.
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Chicken is a pain in the ass in general, stupid "has to be 100% cooked through!" bullshit. Everything else you listed can either be cooked lesser (Steaks, Burgers) or are already cooked (Hot dogs) so that one makes sense.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:18 AM
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I can't do the bridge part when shuffling cards.

I never learned how to hold a pen/pencil "correctly." I can write just fine, but if people ever bother to look at my hand as I'm writing, they will usually comment on how oddly I hold the pen.

I never learned how to ride a bike. I went from bike with training wheels to rollerblades. Rollerblading got really big right when I was in the prime "bike riding" age, so there was never really any peer pressure to learn how to ride a bike. Ironically, the neighborhood I grew up in is now known as a place where people in their mid to late 20s just ride everywhere on bikes.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:20 AM
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For me, I can not burp/belch on purpose.
Me either, but I am able to fart almost at will much to the delight of my 4 year old son.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:24 AM
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I can't shuffle cards, period.

I never learned how to drive a manual, but I have never been in a situation where I needed to drive one, either.

I can't drink anything made by Anheuser-Busch.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:28 AM
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I can't improve my pace. No matter what I try I can't seem to lower my pace from 7:26 min/mile to 7:00 min/mile on a 5 mile run. I'd think that's not that big of a goal. It's only 26 seconds, nope can't do it.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:43 AM
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I can't run 5 miles.
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Old 07-29-13, 11:44 AM
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I have had people stop and ask me how I am doing it since it is apparently unusual (I snap my middle finger off of my index finger instead of my thumb).
That is really unusual, and I'm trying to figure out how you do that.
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