I feel like I don't know anything these days. 

I mean, I feel like I would fail spectacularly if I were asked to do certain tasks. I've been shown how to change a tire at least seven times and I am 100% sure if my tire went flat right now, I would call my Dad.

The same man who has shown me to do this.

I taught myself some things in life, sure. I learned how to balance a checkbook. But do the young people even USE checkbooks anymore? I doubt it. I can't do my taxes. At an old job, a friend of mine had to be taught BY ME of all people, how to address a card.  I took an industrial arts class but I'm sure I couldn't make you a clock or an ice scraper. I can kind of sew, but certainly not knit.

I took a first aid course, but it wasn't in school.  I kinda learned to cook on my own, but later in life Food Network taught me stuff. But I couldn't POSSIBLY begin to do things like home repairs or car repairs, I can barely handle yard work.

I mean, I'm not completely useless.  I know how to do basic computer stuff.

Do I need to take a class or something? Like a "how to be a functional adult" course?  I bet that would fill up fast.  What are some of the things you haven't been taught that would be useful?

Uselessly yours,



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