What skills do you lack?

Almost 30% of Americans admit they don’t know how to cook. What common, everyday skill are you completely lacking?

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12 Responses to What skills do you lack?

  1. Joy says:

    I wish I knew more about fixing and working on my car. I hate being dependent on Paul for it because I have to nag him to death when something on my vehicle needs work because he always forgets.

    I’m not that great with home repairs either.

  2. Just a Mom says:

    I hate to sound like I am conceited but I can’t think of a skill that I lack. If there is something that comes up that I don’t know or can’t do I go read about it and make myself learn how to do it. My problem is a can do a little bit of everything but I am not great at one single thing.

  3. Sue says:

    I don’t know how to drive a tractor. Don’t laugh! Because when you live in the country in MN, you should know how to drive a tractor!

  4. SKL says:

    I am kinda like Just a Mom. I can do whatever needs to be done, as well as anyone else who isn’t professionally trained in that specific thing. Well, more or less, anyway.

    I don’t consider myself a cook, but I do “know how.” I don’t enjoy it and I never do it for special occasions. I don’t want to and I don’t have to, so why should I? But if I had to, I could. Same goes for mending and other domestic stuff that I just don’t have to do. (I never learned to knit, though.)

    Mechanically, I am pretty good to the extent it involves logic. I put stuff together and fix stuff and use what I have around to troubleshoot. As for fixing a car, I used to do more of it when I had used cars. But it’s been a long time since I needed to do more than check the oil or change a tire. And over the years, they have changed the way cars are put together. So I don’t know how I’d do if I got in a bind with my car nowadays. I just pay someone to fix stuff. They’re happy, I’m happy.

    Oh, here’s one. Applying make-up. I have never done this and I’m sure I would make a fool of myself if I tried.

  5. Laura says:

    Excel. Stupid program is like trying to read Greek backwards. I can fumble my way through a basic spreadsheet, but anything beyond that, and I’m freaking out and hitting “save” every ten seconds, because I just know I’m gonna hit the wrong button and delete everything I’ve just worked on for the last FOUR HOURS.

    Other than that, I’m pretty good with most everyday things. I enjoy cooking and baking. I hate cleaning, but I do it anyway. Same with fixing my lawn mower, although I did pay my neighbor to completely overhaul the engine. I jumped my truck the other day, too, and a while back, changed a tire for a friend. I can even do plumbing. It’s messy, but I can do it. I can knit and sew….

    Um. Painting, maybe. I painted two of our bathrooms, and the paint is peeling from both. I don’t know why. So maybe that was me.

  6. Nikki says:

    I don’t know! That sounds very conceited but I can’t think of anything I can’t do myself. I do just about all repairs to the house. If I waited for a man to do it, I’d be waiting my whole life. I have learned most things, figuring it out on my own. I know how to do little things in the truck. Add oil, power steering fluid, check fluids. I wouldn’t try to fix anything though. I guess that’s where I lack.

    Jason teases me all the time, because even if it’s way out of my physical ability to do something, I will still try!

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