List Served #9 – Things Most People Can’t Do Well

2010 July 16

List Served is a semi-regular feature wherein I present you with an ordered grouping of (at least tangentially) related points. I love lists and the internet loves ephemeral minutiae. It’s all good.

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  • Accept a compliment
  • Ask for help without shame or anxiety
  • Name their children
  • Identify when to use lose vs. loose
  • Say no without overapologizing or making long-winded excuses
  • Tell a story without stepping all over the punchline
  • Correctly identify roman numerals
  • Budget, or even think about financial planning without breaking out into a sweat
  • Answer the questions, “What kind of music do you like?” and “Where do you see yourself in five or ten years?” without becoming a stammering mess
  • Tell time with a sundial
  • Throw a split-finger fastball

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