There's nothing worse than having to live next door to someone you can't stand. It disrupts your life every day, and makes your home feel unsafe and stressful. There are many reasons why someone may hate their neighbors. Here are a few examples, courtesy of Reddit.
u/johnnewburg asked: What do you hate about your neighbors?
That must be so loud.
My neighbors living room wall is also the wall to my bedroom. Their TV and speakers are against this wall.
They listen to a lot of Hinder, Buckcherry, 3 Doors Down, and country music. Their dog barks, constantly at any hallway noises. I work from 4pm-12am so I'm constantly being woken up by "Lips of an Angel" many hours before I'm ready.
My previous next door neighbor and her bf were constantly banging. Like constantly. The guy must have had the greatest stamina in existence and the girl was a screamer.
Should have started cheering them on and making moaning sounds. They would have either got embarrassed and stopped or invited you over, either way it's a win.
My neighbors have a dog (not the problem) and about once a month they chop up an entire sheep head and feed it to their pug. This takes about 6 hours and they constantly scream at each other.
About a day later we find pieces of a sheep skull in our back yard, which were carried there by birds.
Meditative rhythmic dancing...
My upstairs neighbours are perfectly awful upstairs neighbours. Though they're nice, they're (unintentionally) loud as hell and are really f*cking weird.
Most days, for literally 6 hours at a time, it sounds like they are stomping in circles. As a grad student who is at home a lot working, this drove me crazy because it shakes the walls and I couldn't fathom what the hell they were doing for that long. It made no sense until I recently Facebook creeped one of them and found out she did rhythmic meditative dancing??? Sweet.
The guy works at 5 am, and he stomps around up there from the hours of 3am - 5am.
1am - 3am is their designated sex time, and their bedroom is above mine.
They also have a dog that barks all day when they aren't home. I assume the one that does rhythmic dancing for a living is home a lot, so thankfully this doesn't happen that often. I kept track last weekend, that dog barked nonstop from 9am - 6pm when their friend came to feed it. After their friend left, it kept barking until 10pm.
I wish I was joking. I'd leave but the rent is so cheap.
That last sentence, though.Giphy
We live in a small neighborhood of only 10 houses. Everyone has 1-3 acres, so it's not like we're super-close. There's an elderly neighbor named Chuck who lives at the end of the street, in the cul-de-sac. He's the typical rich, retired a**hole who constantly calls the police. Our neighbors were having a graduation party for their son who was going to medical school. These neighbors are the kindest people you'd ever meet (they plow all our driveways when it snows).
Our neighbors invite everyone on the street to the graduation party. They inform all of us that some guests will have to park on the street but they will be respectful. They even invite Chuck.
Of course Chuck doesn't show up to the party, but he does call the police because there's cars parked legally on the street in front of his mansion.
He got in a fight with another neighbor because he said their tiny mailbox blocked the view of his 7,000 sf mansion. The way the street is laid out, that's the only place you can put the mailbox. And of course he called the police about this too.
He's been struck by lightening twice, I'm hoping the 3rd time will be more productive.
Not gonna happen.
They are from the city. They do not "get" the country.
They called in a "noise complaint" because my roosters were crowing at sunrise. What kind of a dandified f*ck calls in a noise complaint about roosters -- in the countryside???
It's like complaining to the mayor of NYC to stop the car noises.
One is a born again Christian, way too interested in what people are doing, and acts too forced-friendly. They all gossip. One goes through my trash.
Put cat or dog poop in your trash. No animals? Poop in your own trash.
They sound pretentious.Giphy
My neighbors are snobs. To the point it borders on comedy. They've hosted an MSNBC commentator a couple of times for dinner, and I've never heard the end of it. It's like living next to Hyacinth Bucket.
My neighbor directly across the street from me is a single woman who lives alone. She doesn't have blinds or curtains and at night she walks around her house fully naked. I know she knows everyone can see her.
Noise complaints get thrown around a lot these days.
Nothing really, my neighbors don't really talk to me and that's how I like it.
Though the first weekend I moved in and had my housewarming party they tried to call the cops on a noise complaint. The cops didn't give a sh*t because A) we weren't being loud and B) it was like 8pm, way before noise complaints can actually be processed or what have you. The cop just said he was checking to make sure everything was fine and he left after like five minutes and said once it's past midnight we should try to keep it down.
Our neighbors stared out us through the windows the hole night, when we were on our porch. Every time I looked over, I'd see the curtains quickly close.
Luckily it hasn't been an issue since.
Sounds like a them problem.Giphy
2 of my neighbours in 2015 started to assume each other were stealing each other's sh*t, so they both installed their own camera to face the storeroom that they share. It's still going on, I hate it. I would hear arguments here and there.
Weird flex, but ok.
Most are retired and have all the time in the world to make their lawns and sidewalks look great. I don't get far behind because of the peer pressure but I'm usually the last one to mow or shovel or whatever.
Their dog mauled and and injured our brand new puppy. They haven't even bothered to say sorry. Oh also their house is infested with rats that somehow got into our house and one crawled on me in my sleep.
List of some previous neighbors:
Neighbors would try to watch us when we'd workout in our backyard.
Neighbors were creeps and pretty sure some of them were f**king each other in orgies.
Neighbors were sketchy, would do sketchy things.
On the most beautiful and pleasant of evenings in the spring, summer and fall, they're always outside having a bonfire until midnight or later. Makes it utterly impossible to ever have the windows open to enjoy the evenings.
I love a good bonfire but not every. Single. Night.
P.S. I really do like our neighbors, it's just that I wish they'd cut back on the bonfires that fill my house with smoke if I have my windows open.
What's the sign of a great restaurant? Well, the most likely to know are the professionals. Reddit user ballinlikemyname wanted to know how the rest of us home cooks should select our next dinner date location.
"Chefs, what do you look for when you select a restaurant to dine at?
Not only did people share their red flags, but also how they know a restaurant is going to be good.
Here's some helpful hints from professional chefs and food industry workers to help you pick your next meal.
Go to places you could never recreate the menu.
"My dad was a professional chef his entire life. As a kid if we went out to eat, he would never want to go somewhere he could do himself. IE steakhouses, pub food, seafood, etc."
"He would want to go somewhere that would be difficult for him to cook authentically, so we frequented a lot of ethnic restaurants."
"This also was vice-versa. He cooked me Thai food once or twice at home but didn't like doing it because he knew he'd never be able to accurately recreate it like a Thai restaurant."
"This is why Olive Garden is such a sh!tty casual restaurant. I'm no chef but I can make pasta better than they make there for next to free with my eyes closed."
"My mac N Cheese also blows the pants off of any I've ever had ever."
"My favorite go-to place is this local Irish breakfast place. I don't have time or energy to make fresh hollandaise sauce, poached eggs, or corn beef hash at 8am."
Cleanliness was a reoccurring theme in the answers to this question.
Never thought to look there.
"Number 1 red flag is the spouts on the soda fountain. Those things are one of the easiest things to clean in the entire place, so if they're mildewy that kills my interest in eating there. I'm fine with a bit of mess elsewhere, especially in a high volume place since it will get messy over the course of the day. But those spouts take multiple days of no washing to get to a point where they are noticeably disgusting."
"As a former chef, cleanliness and appearance of staff. If any one thing visible to the public that would be easy to clean is dirty, chances are the kitchen is dirty. The appearance of the dishes and utensils as well. There is a specific way that the dishes should look and even smell if they have been cleaned properly. When the machine is not being run correctly, the dishes will have a specific stale water smell to them and there will be a coating on them. The more basic and streamlined the menu, the more likely your food will be fresh due to frequent replenishment. Washrooms are an indiction of cleanliness as well."
This was surprising.
"When I was food service manager at a large company I asked the health inspector where she ate. She said fast food because their cleanliness rules were more stringent than regular restaurants."
"A mom and pop restaurant? Yeah, held to no standards but whatever they choose to set. A multinational fast food chain? You can bet corporate has a book of health rules that each store has to follow."
"But here's the thing, coming from an insider in the fast food business: health inspectors, private health auditors, corporate giving the public the appearance that everything is being cleaned - it's all a sham. I'm a cook and I've been told to cook up rotting meat before. Our line cooler was broken so the manager told us to put everything on ice, which isn't going to keep a pan full of chopped steak cold. Our line freezer also breaks down a lot so sometimes we serve thawing frozen-to-fried product to all our customers as well. Dishes don't get sanitized properly."
"Dumb teenagers don't change their gloves after hand placing raw chicken on the grill. Raw meat gets panic thawed in hot water. Everything is held to lesser standards until it's announced that the health auditor is making the rounds. At my previous job, a manager dropped food on the floor and still served it because she was afraid of the customer getting mad for having to wait for a new one."
This chef has a check list.
"Clean. Bathrooms should look & smell clean. Run my fingers under the edge of the table/bar, no gum and no grit. Clean glasses and cutlery (amazing how many places don't do this... Here's looking at you place I went to in Manhattan where the server licked his fingers and tried to rub/scrape dried orange pulp off the lip of my glass and then give it back to me). And if the entrance is dirty then everything is dirty."
"Menu that I feel is manageable at a good quality for the type of restaurant."
"Social media - a few places have ended up on my eat it list because of their instagrams and such. Hell yes I'll check out your cafe if you post pictures of drool worthy croissants. Showing off your meat locker is a good way to make me interested in what I might dismiss as a run-of-the-mill steakhouse."
"Reasonably busy - everywhere has off days/nights, but if a place is never busy there's probably a reason and that reason is likely that it's not a great restaurant."
"Industry friend recommendations. Reputation goes a long way - someone I trust says it's good? I'll check it out."
Keep it simple.
"A restaurant that does just a few things well. I don't need a place that serves burgers AND eggs Benedict AND seafood AND pasta AND meatloaf, etc."
"The problem is there probably isn't enough turnover to get all that stuff out in a timely manner, so some ingredient might be past it."
"I am particularly picky about seafood. The odds that those fried clams are fresh in a diner, for example? Not great. They've either been sitting there for a while or are frozen."
Avoid the mayo based salads.
"I was a chef. I've since moved on from the industry, but I'll eat anywhere. Clean or dirty, busy or slow, working in the kitchen took a lot of those judgements out of my head. It might be great, it might be terrible, but you never know unless you try. Some of the best food I've ever had has come from places you'd least expect."
"So I'd pick whatever is close and I haven't tried yet."
"Oh, and avoid mayo based salads. They have low turnover. That applies to everywhere no matter how fancy."
The menu can tell you a lot about the quality of the food.
"A menu thats max 2 sides - places with long book like menus are guaranteed to be using frozen/microwave stuff."
"Unless those are 25 combinations made with 5 different meats and 5 different sauces (typical of some Asian restaurants)."
Sometimes a line is a good sign.
"I think the answer is pretty well known: open so late it's early, full of other chefs because that's the place they've always congregated."
Check with the server.
"If you ask the server what they recommend, and they're hesitant, you may as well just get up and leave."
"They know what's fresh/good and not. They know if nothing is."
Big takeaways include short menus, long lines, try something new, keep it simple, but above all else: make sure the place is clean.
Fast food work allows you to come into close contact with a lot of people. Sometimes you see the secrets of the trade as you go. My first job was at a McDonald's more years ago than I'd like to think about. Our biggest secret was that the 15-minute timers for the hamburgers to be fresh were constantly reset.
Management put heavy pressure on us to reduce food waste and our supervisor would get peeved if we actually followed food safety and threw the old meat out. It's not all, but many locations that follow the same.
Redditor Yung_Mulann365 asked:
“Employees of Mcdonalds, what secrets did you discover while working there?"
The internet was full of weirdly relatable answers.
FOUR pounds of sugar!?Animated GIFGiphy
“Former employee here. I found out that, when making 5 gallons of sweet tea, an entire 4-pound bag of sugar goes in. Sandwiches with round egg use real, cracked eggs. Folded and scrambled come from packaged goods in the freezer or fridge."
“I also had a manager that insisted more people purchase Filet O Fish when it's raining out because they subconsciously associate the watery weather with fish. Anyway, he did some research by poring through sales of Filet O Fish for months and months and comparing it to weather data for each day."
"Turns out he found something like a 3% increase on rainy days and was very pleased with himself."
"Edit: Wow, I will answer some of your questions up here so people can see. The manager voiced his theory one day, and the crews all argued with him about it. This went on for a while."
"He was committed to proving us wrong, so he secretly pulled the sales numbers at work and did the rest on his own time, never breathing a word until he brought his printed report in to shut us all up. He did separate Fridays during Lent and compared those days to each other in anticipation of having holes poked in his research."
"We still did that anyway, of course. As pointless and imperfect as the research was, it was impressive to see his commitment to giving us the middle finger!"~ AmbivalentWaffle
“Not really a secret? More of a story. One time someone replaced the chocolate syrup in the shake machine with barbecue sauce on accident because the bottles are similar. They're labelled differently but it still happened.”
“We found out because a few people complained that the chocolate shakes were sour. We remade them for a couple people and they moved on but one lady just wouldn't let it go. My manager tasted the shake and was like wtf then looked and we saw the culprit.”
“Had to clean the line after that so we didn't have chocolate shakes for a minute.”~what-why-ok
“premature splatulation...”season 3 no GIF by PortlandiaGiphy
“Sauces for sandwiches have the craziest dispensers. Ketchup and mustard are in these really rudimentary plastic funnel things that have a paddle in the handle, when you squeeze it gravity pushes just the right amount of sauce through holes. Doesn't seem like it'd work well but it does if you apply the proper amount of jigglin."
“The Mac sauce, mayo, and tartar though, they're in basically caulk tubes that get loaded into basically caulk guns. You pull the trigger on the handle and a reeeeaally satisfying ratchety clanking delivers a powerfully saucy surprise for the awaiting buns."
"Problem is, it takes a bit of finesse because if you hit that trigger too hard you'll blow the bun and the wad of creme right through the condiment station and onto the wall 8 feet away. No joke, the first couple tarter splurts of a fresh tube came out so hot I'd fire a shot or two in the trash to avoid premature splatulation during the lunch rush."
"The first salvo, properly elevated and adjusted for wind, could clear the whole kitchen and take out the McInfantry on the cash register...If you're ever anywhere near a McDonald's when a sauce gun begins to fall, you have (doing math - https://www.omnicalculator.com/physics/free-fall?c=USD&v=g:32.17405!fps2!l,v_0:0!ftps,h:4!ft ) exactly 0.4986 seconds to make peace with your God before Tartarmageddon."~thomsomc
Ok, but who else has a mom that still does this?
“A couple of Mormon missionary guys came in one time and ordered their food, and also ordered French fries with NO SALT. So the fries had to be fried specially, with no salt. They told me it was their tactic to get HOT FRIES.”~TakeMetoLallybrock
“the parking lot is basically a meet-up...”
“Depending on which one you work at, the parking lot is basically a meet-up for druggies/drug dealers and (at least where I was in New Mexico) people to meet up and have sex in their cars. As long as they kept their business to the middle of the night and didn't cause any serious problems, we were told not to call the cops or make a fuss, mostly because they'd come in and buy food after their shenanigans."
“Soda and mini pies were really popular with addicts. What I later found out is that management was actually told to let it slide by corporate, since everyone higher up was aware of how much money the "night crowd" brought in. I got to see many, many drug deals. I'm convinced I saw at least one arms deal, but I of course have no way of verifying that."~Weird-Church-Noises
“There is a glitch with the McDonalds app. There is a 'deals' section and it usually has a coupon for a free cookie or free apple pie with any order. Add it to your order and you get the free cookie.”
“Then, the next time you order from the app, just reorder your last meal (you can add/subtract whatever you want) but the free cookie will still be there. The glitch is that you can add another free cookie from the deals section, and now you have two free cookies.”
“Evidently there is no cap to this. I now get 5 free cookies with each order. (I stopped at 5 because I felt that any more than that would be overkill)”~neilly777
But why do they turn bright pink if you use water that’s too hot?
“Dehydrated onions, you put them in a metal thing and just add water. The thing is they still taste great! But I was shocked and happy that I didn't have to go cut onions.”~HawkTheHawker
“Mismanagement is suprisingly common...”
“All drinks come in as a syrup and are carbonated on the spot, hence why it can taste flat sometimes. There used to be a way to get a discount code for every second that the timer was running on a coupon, but they patched that in 2017.”
“The ice cream machine at my place usually broke down because people mixed up the milkshake bags with blue caps and the ice cream bags with red caps while filling the machine. Mismanagement is suprisingly common and corporate doesn't give a single sh*t as long as there is sufficient profit coming in.”~Wooshmeister55
Headsets have two buttons...
“My time wasn't bad. We kept it clean, and no one I know ever tampered with the food. But there was a lot of funny things that happened, so I have a lot of stories."
“Example: one day, we had 10 minutes to close. It was myself off at close, the grill closer, the service closer, and the manager. Grill closer had on a head set, as he was praying no one else came in as he was very low on a few things and didn't want to make more right before closing."
“This guy prided himself on having things done and being out the door within 10 minutes of closing (bosses loved him because other closers took up to an hour, and that meant paying them for up to an hour)."
"One thing to know: our headsets had two buttons."
"One talked to the other headset only, the other talked to the outside speaker. He had been playing a game where he was trying to make the service worker laugh while she was taking the orders. You probably see where this is going."
"So a driver pulls up to the speaker. He orders a 20 piece nugget. Closer is pissed, and pushed the "talk to other headset" button and goes "man, f*ck that stupid f*cking order. F*ck!"
"Except, of course, he hit the wrong button. Needless to say, someone got a free 20 piece, and another free meal in the future, and grill members were banned from wearing headsets for a while after that."~redpurplegreen22
Despite opinions, fast-food workers work hard and deal with a lot. Remember to show kindness to those working with the public.
If you've lost someone close to you, you understand rethinking and remembering everything that person said to you. When my dad died, one of the last things he said to me was “be an artist". Those words became so important to me that I had them tattooed on my body. It goes to show that final words can make a huge impact.
You never forget the last thing someone says to you before they pass away. Here are a few instances of this, straight from the people of Reddit.
When you realize that your loved one is close to the end, their final words can be truly poignant and heartbreaking.
"Bye [my name]."
"It was my big brother, he was in late stage terminal cancer. He passed at home the following night/morning."
She definitely had a wonderful grandson.GIF by In The Heights MovieGiphy
"My grandma told me she loved me and how I saved her life by buying her that cordless phone (90s) because she was just laying on the bathroom floor, but she carried it with her like I told her and was able to call for help."
"She had crocheted a bag for it. She was in the end stages of cancer and I was driving up 4 hours every weekend to stay with her. I'd bought the phone a few weekends before and told her to take it with her. She'd never had a cordless phone so it was a big deal for her. She religiously kept it charged and on her when she got up."
"She told me she'd see me that weekend. She died that night."
"My mother was at the end stage of Leukemia. I called her to see how she was doing. She was pumped full of morphine and close to the end. She told me she loved me and we hung up the phone. My dad called not too long after and said she was near the end and I needed to get on a flight immediately. I caught the next flight out to see her before she passed away."
"My uncle picked me up from the airport and informed me she had died while I was on the plane."
Sometimes, it’s the unexpected last words can be truly haunting.
They were both right.
"You don't have to visit me everyday, I'll leave hospital in two days anyway" My father said. I replied I'd still visit next day as I love him. In the end we both were right, sadly."
"He died 25 hours after that talk. So I visited his dead body next day, and he was transported out of hospital two days after we talked. I think this exchange will stick forever in my mind."
This is why you should always treat people with kindness.homer simpson hug GIFGiphy
"See you tomorrow." My father on the phone. I found him dead in his house the next day. Fell, cracked his head open.
This is the type of sh*t people go through and strangers, don't even realize what a person has endured in life. Treat people right, lots of people have had many traumatic experiences already, or endured a lot of bad events in life.
An unexpected tragedy.
"'Oh it's fine, just a bump to the head. I'll take a painkiller and have a nap. Love you' My mom died of a brain hemorrhage 5 hours later."
Steve sounded like a fun guy.
"A man who helped raise me died about two days after I saw him last."
"Our final interaction was him telling the most embarrassing story about me to my new girlfriend. Thanks Steve."
"It's what he would have wanted to end on."
These things stick with you for a very long time after you lose a loved one.
This one is painful.season 1 love GIF by ManifestGiphy
"The last words I had with my late husband before he went in for surgery:"
Me: "Love you"
Him: "Love you more"
Tearing up reading this.
"I''m sorry we didn't talk as much as you wanted...' My grandpa's last words..."
"My grandpa, on the phone."
"I wish we could've met".
"He lived in New Zealand, I live in Australia. I had met him, many times. Tore me up inside that it had been so long since I'd visited him that he'd forgotten me."
Let this be a reminder to keep your loved ones closer, and show gratitude for them every day. Life is unpredictable, and you never know when you'll lose them.
Give them a hug next time you see them, and remember to tell them you love them.
Honestly, we can't have everything as people. We can't have our cake and eat it too. Sometimes, we can't even have the cake, because...well...we suck at baking.
Common skills may not actually be common. It's hard to tell--being a person requires so many various and different skills, especially in the 21st century. Nobody can really cook, clean, do laundry, fold laundry, make phone calls, send emails, go to the gym, etc. without trip-ups here and there. Right?
What's a common skill that you just don't have?
Here were some of the answers.
Make The L Shapes!
"Can't tell left and right without a moment to work it out."
"At 70, I still need to face the imaginary south wall of my first-grade classroom."
"I have a birthmark on the palm of my right hand, never bothered memorizing which side is which, i just check my hands."
Some Of Us Are Never Blessed With This Skill
"Penmanship. My handwriting hasn't improved since 4th grade."
"I had a fifth grade teacher tell me my cursive had gotten worse compared to the prior year. And he was totally right. But it was fifth grade, we were never going to see each other again, and I was a good student and we got along well so he just gave me A's on it."
"Then besides my signature I've never used cursive anyway. I can type like lightning but my handwriting is still sh*tty."
Memories Can Go Like This Though
"Easily remember events in the past few hours. I usually only remember being there. No conversations, no one talking, no eating, nothing. Just being there and a couple of important things that happened."
"My entire memory is like this. It's like my memory is more a collection of post it notes than anything else."
"Some people remember their vacation 5 years ago and all the cool things they saw and heard and did and I'm like 'I know for a fact I've been here. I cannot tell you a single thing that occurred while I was there.'"
With so many common skills in the world, we were bound to miss out on one of them at some point.
"Driving. I grew up poor, so we rarely had a car. I couldn't afford driving lessons. When we did have a car, it was too costly to add me to the insurance."
"I've also been in 2 separate crashes in my life, so I'm not eager to get behind the wheel. Fortunately, I have an electric bike and my city has decent public transit. Maybe I can afford a vehicle and lessons someday. 🤷"
"I'm 32 this month just took my first lesson today it was fun as hell! Same story as you pretty much...family was poor as sh*t and the idea of me working just to pay for my own car seemed awful. "
"I figured I might as well just get it done been putting it off for so long. Tbh if you're used to cycling around a city it doesn't seem as scary."
"I'm only one lesson in but I felt I had a lot of the 'awareness' skills developed from cycling around big city traffic situations. Although I can understand now easy it is to just not see a cyclist from a car."
I Love Mess
"Folding laundry properly."
"I can do an acceptable job, but I'll never achieve the easy perfection my wife casually displays."
"Watch Marie Condo in secret, then shock the heck out of your wife one day."
It May Actually Be Harder Than Rocket Science
"I don't know if it's exactly 'common' per se, but the ability to do that high pitched whistle you hear people do at concerts or sporting events. I've tried, but I just can't manage to make my mouth do it."
"I couldn't whistle until I knocked my teeth out (right before high school). Now I can whistle beautifully but still can't do the loud 'attention getting' whistle. Tried the 'tongue thing' and the 'two fingers.' Can't whistle loud."
Do You Form Words?
"I don't form mental images. Like if you describe something I don't form a picture in my head."
"Same, But as a result I have fantastic abity to repair machines."
"Most people form a visual understanding and can't include non visual info. Like weight, stregnth, vibration etc... i can keep track of all these non visual concepts and they are not drowned out by a simple picture."
The good thing is, we may have picked up some rather uncommon skills to fill in the space in the meanwhile.
Hi Hello Uh Yes
"Leaving a confident voicemail."
"I fumble words, talk in circles and embarrass myself every time."
"Yep. I work a consulting job and talk to people over the phone constantly, but when it comes to leaving a voicemail I just totally lose my mojo."
"What I started doing a few years ago that works well for me is writing down the content of a potential voicemail in a notepad file prior to a call, and then if I get the voice mailbox, I just read it verbatim with a natural inflection."
"I do this in preparation for nearly every call I place, even when I expect the person to pick up."
Oracle Of Seasons
"If it counts, I don't have a signature. I don't need one in the modern world but when it comes to the rare occasion where I need one, I just scribble a vague curly line."
"If that doesn't count, I find it harder than I really should to remember the months and seasons. I was never really taught them at school for some reason, or maybe I was off sick or something."
"I do know them and the order obviously but if you asked me what the 7th month was, I'd have to count through them in order."
"And I have no idea what way round spring and autumn goes and what months they are. I know January is winter and July is summer, any others is just a total guess."
"And don't get me started on how many days are in each month. I've got no idea. February is 28 and December has 31 and that's all I know."
Not-So Successful Saving
"Understanding how to make money earn money. I live paycheck to paycheck and i can never ever seem to get ahead."
"Everytime i save a little bit, suddenly it's time for new wiper blades, or new brakes or new shoes or it's winter and I'm adding salt to my grocery list every week."
"Building a budget is nigh impossible."
We can all take comfort, if we see ourselves on this list, that we are not alone in our struggles.
We will ride the struggle bus together, and maybe, just maybe, we can find another struggle bus and have a skill exchange. That's called quid pro quo.