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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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Acting your age? BUT WHEN?
When I was young, say from 10 to around 14, just as you're starting to understand the world around you, I'd look at the grown ups in their suits driving to work, driving buses and trucks, doing the humdrum things I saw grown ups doing. I used to think there must be a point in life, like puberty, where you stop having these childish thoughts and that switch CLICKS over and suddenly - thats it, you're there, you've done it. Here's your medal - you're a grown up! No more thoughts of pushing toy cars, chucking Action Man out of the window on some string or doing wheelies on your bike as you ride off a high kerb.

I'm now 40 and nothings changed in my head. I feel the same, or at least I think I am. I'm 40 with a wife (perfectly sane and keeps me grounded and a better person), 3 kids (make me aspire to be even better), mortage - the lot. As a kid, 40 was like nearly DEAD. So here I am, nearly dead but I'm still that childish idiot who has no clue about money, economics, geo-political stability or how a car enginer works (magic?). We had work photos taken today, professional ones. What did I do on the first photo? Crossed my eyes and made a blem face. My 12 year old daughters phone rang at the weekend, a boy, so I answered it like Liam Neeson and said "I have a particular set of skills, I will find you, and I will kill you" and cackled before he hung up. I bought my sons Airfix kits - then did them myself (they had glue EVERYWHERE!), I play their consoles (I'm not allowed one 'being grown up') and I showed my oldest how to ollie on his Ben 10 skateboard and promptly broke it in half. I'm just an immature idiot with no idea.

I guess there's something wrong with me, cause I don't ever see myself growing up, is there a normal? and who would want to? I'm fucking DYING for snow - I've got half a blue plastic barrel to push down from the top of the local pitheap then jump in it.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 11:41, 14 replies)
I can only hope you didn't pass the Downs Syndrome onto your children

(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 12:07, closed)
It's the mother who passes that on, via a mutation in the chromosomes of an ovum that has been knocking around a bit.
Your grasp of biology is pre-school level
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 12:13, closed)
Down's is caused by a failure of the 21st chromosome to separate during egg OR sperm development.
Most cases of nonseparation of the chromosomes occur in the egg, but some (about 1/10) occur in the sperm of the father.

I suggest that your grasp of biology is not as good as you would like to believe.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 12:42, closed)
I was just trying to piss you off, cos I thought you were being bitchy and nasty to the OP

(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 12:46, closed)

Someone nice on here and sticking up for me, I nearly fell off my chair!

You can be in my gang and hang out in the treehouse i've built from some old pallets and bottles for windows!
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 16:43, closed)
You type real good for a mongaloid

(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 17:13, closed)

I type with my face
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 17:27, closed)
Clicked for going all Liam Neeson.

(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 14:22, closed)
I wish my dad was as wakki as you!
I'd pack you off to the home, first chance I got.
(, Tue 3 Feb 2015, 15:32, closed)
I do not see...
..why you should wait for snow. Go to it, good sir.
(, Wed 4 Feb 2015, 0:11, closed)
thats me to!
I've often thought that by, I dunno, 35 I'd have a cardigan and sensible shoes and watch the soaps and potter around the garden and enjoy going to B&Q. But I'm still pretty much doing the same things I've always done. Playing with toy soldiers, making crappy puns, muddling through at work.
(, Wed 4 Feb 2015, 6:34, closed)
All the 20-year-old hipster blokes nowadays wear cardigans

(, Wed 4 Feb 2015, 12:39, closed)
Dude That Was Awesome
I go to parties and BBQs and hang out with the kids. I can't farking stand "grown ups" and their "grown up" conversations.

Yeah, yeah. Quit it with the Uncle Ted observations.
(, Thu 5 Feb 2015, 8:06, closed)
"If you haven't grown up by the time you're 50 -- you don't have to."
When I read that, a feeling of calm relief washed over me. A feeling of "Yes. That's it. Everything's OK".
(, Thu 5 Feb 2015, 17:14, closed)

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