13 People Share the Basic Life Skills That They Just Never Learned
One Twitter user was amused to learn two people she knew couldn’t do some basic things, and it got her thinking about who else was lacking in life skills.
“Yesterday we learned that our landlord (a Stanford-educated engineer) doesn’t know how to open a combination lock. And Joel admitted he can’t blow up balloons,” she posted. “So now I’m obsessed with knowing what everyone’s weird life skill blind spots are.”
The results are completely amusing. Here are 13 of our favorites, but you can check out the entire thread here if you need a laugh.
I look at an analog clock way too long before I can tell what time it is smh
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) August 4, 2019
Digital clocks only, please.
Reading a Map
I’m so bad at navigation that my friends use my gut feeling as an indicator of the wrong/opposite direction to go .
— Keni (@KeniLF) August 4, 2019
Or just knowing where to go at all.
Tying a Tie
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN TYING A TIE. IVE WATCHED YOUTUBE TUTORIALS AND ALL THAT, STILL CANT DO IT.
— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) August 4, 2019
Just give me the clip-on and call it a day.
Folding a Fitted Sheet
I can’t fold fitted sheets. And the YouTube instructional videos don’t help.
— Angela Taylor (@angieptaylor) August 4, 2019
Rolling it into a ball works, right?
The billing lady at my OB tried to explain something about my insurance deductible for about 20 minutes and I almost cried. You could explain deductibles 1000 times to me and I’ll understand it for about 30 seconds, tops.
— SecretlyStephie (@SecretlyStephie) August 4, 2019
You may as well be speaking a different language.
Still don’t know how to tie my shoes. I mean I do but….not that one loop, wrap the string around, loop it under method. Grown ass man out here still doing the two bunny ears. Sad.
— Aye throw that BOOz II Men on (@DragonflyJonez) August 4, 2019
Whatever works, right?
definitely ironing. I can iron for 30 minutes and still not get a crease out
— abdullah (@AShihipar) August 4, 2019
There’s got to be an easier way.
I overthink the arrival vs departure areas at airports. You’re always arriving, even when you’re there to depart. Perhaps someone else is arriving, only to later depart. It’s a panic inducing couple of min.
— Dr. Serena Padilla-Caplins (@SapCaps) August 5, 2019
This is a very confusing concept.
Parallel parking. Every time, 0% chance of success. We’ll just have to park six blocks away and walk.
— 𝔾𝕒𝕪𝕖𝕣 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝕋𝕙𝕠𝕦 🧚🏻 (@ ) (@Gayer_Than_Thou) August 5, 2019
That’s a much easier solution.
I can’t cornrow or whistle that 2-finger whistle to save my life.
— Jaeda Laurez (@DarthJaeda) August 4, 2019
But really, who can?
Hooking a Bra
I live this thread! I can’t hook my bra behind my back. I hook it in front and scurry it around.
— Elizabeth Picciuto (@epicciuto) August 4, 2019
You can also just put it on already fastened. Game changer!
also i can’t snap
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) August 4, 2019
Just nope on that one.
Dunking Your Head Under Water
I can’t dunk my head underwater without getting water up my nose and into my sinuses. I have to use a snorkel mask if I want to dive underwater.
— Michael Mennuti (@mikemennuti) August 5, 2019
Let’s not and say we did.
What basic life skill have you never been able to get quite right? Don’t be embarrassed!