Question of the day from SKL

Name something you can’t do that many/most people can.

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8 Responses to Question of the day from SKL

  1. LVISS says:

    THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT I ENVY IN OTHERS THAT MAKES ME WISH I WAS THEM AT THAT MOMENT .

  2. SKL says:

    Let’s see, I am sure there are several. One that comes to mind: I can’t snap my fingers on my left hand. I couldn’t on my right either, until I was 18 and my 5-year-old sister was doing it. At that point I had to figure it out, but my left hand still won’t cooperate.

    I can’t whistle other than with my lips. Don’t get how people do it with their fingers or by curling their tongues.

    I can’t read very fast. I remember what I read, but it takes a long time to transfer it from the page to my brain.

    I can’t read a romance novel. I tried a few times, but I could never get through a page, let alone a whole book. I’ve read the Bible in 4 languages, but darned if I can read a romance novel.

    I can’t drink coffee fast. It takes me forever to drink a cup. I take a sip and hold it in my mouth for a while before I can swallow.

  3. Ellen says:

    Say three. 🙂 This is such a struggle for me. In my Native language, we do not have the “th” sound. And also not the “thr” sound. And on top of that, I cannot say the “r” properly. So, when I have to say a number with a “3” in it, I am lost. I most time say tree.

  4. shanef says:

    I have never been able to “snap” or “whistle” which used to always bother me, but I finally learned to live with it.

  5. Nikki says:

    Whistle is one! I’m sure there are may things I can’t do that others can. I can’t roller blade or ice skate. I tried ice skating once in the 5th grade and never tried again.

  6. Laura says:

    I can’t do a ‘crowd whistle’ – the really loud ones you hear at games and such, either with my fingers in my mouth, or just by maneuvering my tongue into the right configuration. It’s very frustrating, because I think I’m the only one in my family that can’t do it.

    I can’t drink. My body has this weird reaction to alcohol where one (very small) drink causes me pain. Like, my muscles are supposed to relax, right? But instead they just huuuurt. I don’t get it, but I just stay away from the stuff. Most times it’s not a problem.

    A salchow. It’s a jump on figure skates where you kind of wrap one leg around the other until you leave the ice. Yes, it sounds weird, but it’s supposed to be one of the easiest ones to do, but I can’t seem to manage it. I can do an axel, which is the hardest (because it’s one and a half revolutions), but I can’t do a salchow. Of course, right now, I can’t do ANY of them because my hip ratio is a little too large for off-ice spinning… (ps.. Nikki… I’ll teach you to skate. It’s fun!)

    • SKL says:

      I always wanted to ice skate, but never had the chance. I would have been good at it because my ankles are very strong and I’m mostly very flexible. But now, I think I am too old to try that. I would probably injure myself.

    • Joy says:

      I think we should have a group meeting and teach Nikki and SKL to skate. It’s so fun. I agree Laura. I can still skate the basics after all these years.

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