With it being the first "yardwork" day of 2017, my Saturday consisted of pressure washing and partial lawn mowing. Stuff that the average functional adult can do. So I began to wonder, "Is there something I should be able to do, but can't?"

So I found this blog from Thrillist which is a list of essential things an adult should be able to do.  Now I can add a few checks to the list, but its going to be more fun to look at the skills I don't have.

1. Change My Own Oil

DIY Oil Change
Thanks for changing my oil and playing along when I pretend to know what issues my Carfluburator is having.
(Tanya Ryno / Thinkstock)

I once had a buddy show me. It was a great way for me to make the decision to just pay someone to do it for the rest of my life.

2. Do My Own Taxes

Death by Taxes
If Turbotax is bad, at least everyone else will go down with me.
(Sara Robinson/Thinkstock)

I can use Turbotax, does that count?

3. Drive a Stick Shift

Driving a Car
Why are manual transmissions even an option anymore?

Nope. Can't do it. Don't want to learn how to do it. If the zombie apocalypse starts to happen and my getaway car is a stick-shift, let's just say I might enjoy being undead.

4. Start a Conversation

Two young men having conversation while repairing bike in bicycle shop
"No, I didn't know that Al Roker sharted himself at the White House"
(Thomas Northcut / Thinkstock)

I can start a conversation, I can't guarantee that it won't be awkward or appropriate.

5. Pair Wine To A Meal

Young couple choosing bottles of wine
The bottle is blue,
so it must pair well with beef?(Stockbyte/Thinkstock)

Okay, I think I get a pass on this one. Is this a common thing people should know? I think me and my buddies can pair a beer with dinner. Wine is a whole other thing.


Is there anything that you can't do, that you think you should be able to do?

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