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This is a question Things You Still Can't Do Properly Despite Being a Proper Grown Up

An Inflatable Bearded Whumpus asks "What can't you do properly despite the fact you're a fully grown and responsible adult?"

Nothing instills confidence more than overhearing a builder on the site opposite muttering "Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey" to himself.

Basically, stealing the idea from this thread on reddit.

(, Mon 2 Feb 2015, 10:13)
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I can't refer to a stepladder without adding "not my real ladder", or shampoo without adding "it's not real poo"
Must be pretty childish and irritating to anyone around me, though I just can't shake off the compulsion to do it.

Also, I've never learned to whistle, knit, change a plug or drive a car, though I can drive boats.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 11:13, 10 replies)
I learnt how to wire a plug, when I was in school,
but I don't think I've needed to actually enjoy this valuable skill in the last 20 years. Everything comes fitted with a moulded plug, now, and I've not so much as seen a blown fuse, either.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 11:27, closed)
It's like algebra.
I think I've replaced a grand total of two plugs in twenty years.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 11:36, closed)
I feel quite reassured, reading these replies
Perhaps plug-changing is a redundant skill.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 12:08, closed)
Oh yeah?
You try changing one if you failed algebra!
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 21:45, closed)
On the subject of shampoo / real poo
On serving champagne I always have the urge to announce, "champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends!"
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 17:31, closed)
Damn! Now I'll have to fork out for champagne and get some people round, just so I can say this...

(, Wed 4 Feb 2015, 12:37, closed)
have added
stepladder without adding "not my real ladder". to the shit i say.

(, Wed 4 Feb 2015, 8:43, closed)
Don't worry
I can't point at a map without going "We are here. Jerry is here, here and here." Luckily my mate who I go adventuring with can't help doing it either.
(, Fri 6 Feb 2015, 14:57, closed)
New one for me, ta.

(, Fri 6 Feb 2015, 18:26, closed)
And me ...damn!

(, Sat 7 Feb 2015, 17:25, closed)

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