What everyday regular skill are you just not that good at?

8 years ago by funhonestdude with 39 comments

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  • papervoid

    Turning acquaintances into friends.

    • Gozzin

      Same here. I gave up trying years ago.

    • RdVortex

      Same. Didn't really use to be so when I was smaller though.

    • cailihphiliac

      Me too. I don't know how to get from polite chit-chat to friendship. I've gained a couple of friends recently, but I didn't really do anything, I just let them befriend me.

      Maybe the trick is to become acquaintances with outgoing, friendly people and then let them take over.

  • TiffanyAching

    basic tasks I should have mastered in kindergarten - cutting paper in a straight line, stapling effectively, that kind of thing.

    • NaughtyCrumbBum

      It looks like I was on a ship during a seastorm when I cut paper, its embarrassing.

  • furyextralarge

    Tying my shoes. I couldn't tie my shoes till I was 10 or so, and I still suck at it.

    • woo

      Yes, this exactly. I've always had trouble maintaining the tension in the knot when I go to make the loops. I end up getting them tied good and tight once, then putting them on like slip-ons until they eventually come undone.

    • desertjedi85
    • Smiley

      Same as me! I still can only tie the knot with bunny ears! :D

      • WittyUsername (edited 8 years ago)

        Try this, it is a super easy and fast way to tie your shoes: The Ian Knot. I Hope this helps. Cheers!

        • ttubravesrock

          that's a great tutorial, but for some reason, his concept of forward and backward bothers me.

        • Smiley

          Oh wow! That's so simple! Thanks a bunch! :D

  • imnotgoats

    Keeping my handwriting at the same level vertically. Luckily, pretty much no one needs you to write with a pen any more.

    • DirtyCommie

      I have awful handwriting. It was the neatest when I was about 6 or 7 and then I was forced to use cursive until I was 12. By the time I no longer had to use cursive the damage was done. Now it's just a squiggly mess.

      • imnotgoats

        At some point (partly cause I drew little comics and stuff), I stopped using cursive and started using block letters for fast writing. Eventually, I started joining them for speed until I had this weird hybrid.

        I had a new science teacher once who saw my scrawl and went to ask the special needs teacher if she was familiar with me. She wasn't.

  • ishana

    Arranging my thoughts and making people understand what I mean... I have so many things going on in my mind at the same thing so speaking out and trying to make people understand seems to be a really hard task for me.

    • xg549

      Hi, Rin.

    • Urmel

      I have a similar problem.

      With me though it is more, I have a hard time to express myself. When I want to say something in a conversation I have the picture, the concept in my mind of what I want to say, but it is very hard for me to pour it into a short and pregnant sentence. Often enough I end up with long winded sentences and vivid examples to get the idea across of what I actually want to say. ... And than someone else just says two or three words and I only can say: "Yes, this is exactly what I meant!"

  • Inconceivable

    Typing without looking at the keyboard. I know the keys, but the habit is set in stone.

    • Gozzin

      Same here. But I'm not looking at it when I play Minecraft.

  • ImNotASchizo

    Making food.. sadly i have a disability on that point so i visit my mom or order food as often as possible

  • ClarkKent

    I'm not good with small projects, cleaning? Nah. Building a deck or redoing the shingles on my house, HECK YEAH. But when a small thing comes up. I don't have time for that. lol

  • Odin

    Keeping my handwriting the same. I like to experiment on the page all the time, it has become a bad habit. I do have a 'primary' handwriting though.

    • 90boss

      I have the same problem. I can't write a decent looking hand written note if my life depended on it, my hands were spoiled by the keyboard.

  • BucksinSixxx (edited 8 years ago)

    I get tongue tied and brain farts a lot, so it's hard to form coherent sentences and it might sound like I'm always drunk

  • mariogi

    Talking, I always screw words up and make them into awkward sentences. Then I over think things, stress out and screw up even worse.

  • picklefingers

    Tying a tie. I mean, know how to do the knot and how to figure out the length and all of that. But I always screw it up. I have never tied a tie that doesn't look stupid.

  • ducky


    I often have a tendency to almost fall over, but luckily I manage to avoid doing so about 90-95% of the time. Sadly that doesn't stop me from looking like a jackass when I try to recover from almost falling.

  • massani


    I'm pretty outgoing, but for whatever reason, I just don't know how to keep business contacts.

  • Sevenomens

    Making friends. Like, how do you even do it? I don't venture out much which limits my ability to meet people so my only friends I have are my old friends where I used to live (which I still go and see at least once - twice a year) and my work friends. I can never just go out in to town, go in to a bar/pub/etc and meet people, it's not something I have the ability to do without looking like a sad sack haha

  • oystein

    Cleaning up after myself.

  • hottymchotpants

    Organizing and personal time management skills. My time management skill is great at work but once I get home nothing gets done quickly.

  • Qukatt

    Making decisions for basic things like "What do you want for dinner?" or "Do you want to do anything today?"

    Deer in Headlights time!

  • InfernoFire

    Tying shoelaces, I could swear its near impossible.

  • Dernhelm

    I have a tough time knowing my left and right many times. I find myself looking at the L of my left hand to remember what way it is. Most times it is not a problem, however sometimes I tell my wife to turn a wrong direction when she is driving.

  • Glimmer

    Making decisions - I find deciding what's for dinner can be the most difficult part of the day!

  • spaceghoti

    Small talk. Chit-chat. I have no ability or interest in filling silence with speech; if I don't have anything relevant to say I'm content to be quiet.

    I can see people scratching their heads now. "When does that ever happen?"