questionswhat ordinary/everyday task are you terrible at?

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Well, before I even read your post I came in to say handwriting. This must be why I ended up with a career in computers.

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idk about an every day task, but an ordinary task I suck at is painting. Once, I messed up a base coat. I don't recall how I turned "paint that entire wall white" into "wtf did you just do", but I'm not asked to paint any more.

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Walking. I cant tell you how many times I walk into things DAILY! I am always walking into the "automatic" doors at work.

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i'm like @conanthelibrarian. walking is a constant challenge for me. i fall down a lot.

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Sometimes- talking. I owe it to growing up in Texas, there are just some things I can't say right, or the word I use for it is stupid, OR I pronounce it like a moron.

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Sleep. It seems so easy. But I don't sleep well.

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My handwriting is awful, but I'm worse at talking to people. I always manage to say something really stupid, that is if I get the courage to say anything at all. I am, what my first boyfriend summed it perfectly up as, socially inept.

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I'm like @pemberducky and @conanthelibrarian with walking into things. I swear those doorways come out of nowhere!

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@agingdragqueen: I just make up words when that happens.

I'm going to go with sleep.

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Sitting. I've found that I can't do it at all when I'm home, and when I do I'm in such a jacked up position that it can't rightfully be called sitting anymore.

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Penmanship and sleeping. As a lefty, I think I was a lost cause from the start. Eventually I adopted the "write in all caps and it looks decent" frame of mind. Also, while I know how to write in cursive on a theoretical level, my hand does not believe me. It is impossible.

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I tend to drop things, not sure why, guess my attention span is dwindling as I get older!
I also run in to things such as door knobs and doorways....again, not paying enough attention!

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I have one to add to my original post.
I am really bad at commenting, 70% of what I type never gets read.

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My cursive handwriting is horrible as well. I've ALWAYS had trouble writing neatly in cursive. As soon as I could get away with it in school I switched back to all printing. I print like a third grader but at least it's legible.

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laundry.. it evades my priorities.

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Let me just say "Thank god for paper plates." and leave it at that.

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Penmanship. Seems to run rampant here at deals.woot! My wife and kids are the same, though her's is better than mine.

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I can't roll the letter "r", now that I've thought about it more.

(But I think I have nice handwriting so there is that.)

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@rookie3001: I kind of feel you. I can't whistle :/

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im not good at naming pictures. they get uploaded to my computer as DSC3823471238, and i have to change them.
but i change them to 'cats', or 'cats2'
or when i screen cap a funny convo with a person, ill give it that persons name, so the photo is a bunch of text, but the name is 'maggie'

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Silence. No seriously I haven’t been able to keep my mouth shut since I was born... Yes I'm in sales now :-) but silence has always been awkward for me I have a tendency to try and fill it.

Snapping - I couldn’t snap until I was 25

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Handwriting. And cutting or folding, or drawing a straight line. I always start off fine then I seem to veer off into never never land. There is no such thing as a straight line in my world.
I also can't whistle. But
I can roll my rrrrsss :-)

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Dusting. My wife says I have dust blindness...I just don't see it.

But my penmanship sucks too (I chalk it up to being an engineer) and I tend to walk into things.

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I suck at...

Handwriting.
Remembering things.
Sleeping.
Talking to girls. (lol)
Chopsticks.
Keeping room clean.

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I can't bag groceries for my life

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Waking up. I am great at hitting the snooze button though

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I could certainly second the handwriting. I can barely read checks that I write out, or phone numbers that I scribble down. Luckily, I don't need to write much :-)

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Bed making. No hospital corners here. Don't wanna, don't hafta.

Edit: Well, except when I change the sheets.

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Cooking - I have never really gotten the hang of making something that consists of putting more than 3-4 ingredients together on my own. I like having cookbooks and looking at them from time to time, but cooking by osmosis does not work.

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I'm also lousy at mental addition and subtraction. I can do multiplication and division in my head without any problems, even figure square roots to a couple of decimal places. But mental addition and subtraction are just tough for me. I guess I just never got around to memorizing the addition and subtraction tables. I got a lot of practice with multiplication and division when my sister would take me to the mall when we were teenagers (she's a bit older than me). Mom thought it was great that we were hanging out. My sister just wanted me along because I could figure percentage discounts and tax in my head. Sometimes she bought me a slurpee or ice cream as a thank you/bribe.

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Unfortunately my downfall is the same as @elforman's. I never learned to touch-type. In high school I never saw a future in it. :(

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Sleeping and cleaning.

Also, I don't write in script. Period. Well, except for my signature which is technically script, but then it actually resembles my name about as well as an X does.

(My second grade teacher gave up on getting me to write script after about seven months. She was the only one who ever really tried to get me to use it. Funny thing, I worked as a tutor for several years when I was in high school and helped second graders to learn to write script.)

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@rprebel: I'm in the same boat. I am just an awful painter. It never comes out even.

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I'm gonna sound like a moron, but sometimes when I go to take a sip of water, I miss my mouth. I'm either tired or distracted or in a hurry or something. I'm always a little shocked after I do it—how the hell did you miss your mouth? I end up dribbling a little onto my chin or shoulder.

And I have a really hard time with left and right. Don't know why. I instinctively know "up" and "down" but it takes me a second to think about "left" and "right." Sometimes I have to make the L!

/hangs head in shame

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Based on my extensive research (lol) most of you should be writing" driving" and "using an umbrella without hitting people with it"

Maybe it's a local thing :P

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@lotsofgoats: I'm totally with you. I can not sit right, and I hate doing it. Long flight? Better hope the fasten seat-belt light isn't on too much.

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Gift-wrapping. Every time I wrap a present, I think, "It's a good thing you didn't go into retail."

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My cursive was never pretty, and as I've gotten older my printing has deteriorated to the point that I often have something on my grocery list that is undecipherable.

Poor penmanship only aggravates my inability to take notes. I'm either listening and forgetting to write, or trying to make clearer notes and forgetting to focus on the continuing discussion, lecture, etc. Looking at my notes later, I find that I can't read my "shorthand" and/or I've missed crucial piece(s) of information.

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@agingdragqueen: Put that in the icebox and then get me a warsh rag.

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My left hand. It can type and play piano etc. but it can't do anything near as good as my right.

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I can't open those cardboard milk/juice cartons, the kind that say "push here" and a spout's supposed to form. I always make a mess.