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Believe it or not, I don't know how to whistle, much to the surprise of just about everyone I know. I also can't blow a bubble while chewing gum, so I'm clearly a failure at life, right?

But at least I know how to do laundry and keep a clean home, unlike some of the people who responded to Redditor biomann when they asked "Adults of reddit, what is something you should have mastered by now, but failed to do so?"


"It has gotten worse..."

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Handwriting. It has gotten worse not better - peaked at 4th grade.

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"It's required..."

Small talk is the bane of my existence. It's required in so many social and business settings but I hit so many walls while going through it. I know the basic format, I know what people want to hear/discuss, but that doesn't stop from me being awkward as fuck some times. It's mostly because I hate small talk and it just feels so fake to me.

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"My taxes."

My taxes. I'm 32 and my wife still insists on doing them. Even if I did do them, she would redo them to make sure it was perfect.

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"Not letting..."

Not letting stupid people's opinions bother me. I get so many ignorant comments that I don't engage with because I think they're a waste of time. But I think about them anyway. Forever.

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"Making friends."

Making friends. But most importantly maintaining the friendship.

It just fizzles out. I wonder why.

I am an avoidant according to Attachment Theory. Maybe that's why.

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"I'm 44."

I'm 44. I was taught the wrong way to tie shoes. My shoes ALWAYS become untied unless I deliberately force myself to tie them the proper way.

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"Going to bed..."

Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day in a consistent routine.

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"Every time..."

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Every time I bite my tongue or the inside of my cheek, I am reminded how I still have not mastered chewing after decades of chewing daily.

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"Calling companies..."

Calling companies that send me my bills (phone, electricity, internet, etc) and investigating why there was an increase in my payments or an additional charge.

Basically that means I suck at confrontation, I'd rather sit back and just pay it than seek conflict and resolution even though I was in the right to do so.

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"Laundry."

Laundry. I mean, I can put stuff in the machine and add soap and press a button, but there are so many other ways to remove stains and sort delicates and iron shirts and extra buttons that do whatever, and I don't understand it. My in-laws can bleach stuff! I have no idea how to use bleach without destroying everything in sight.

Press start and the machine goes, that's what I know.

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There are few things more satisfying than a crisp $20 bill. Well, maybe a crisp $100 bill.

But twenty big ones can get you pretty far nonetheless.

Whether it's tucked firmly in a birthday card, passing from hand to hand after a knee-jerk sports bet, or going toward a useful tool, the old twenty dollar bill has been used for countless purposes.


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I realize that school safety has been severely compromised and has been under dire scrutiny over the past decade and of course, it should be. And when I was a student, my safety was one of my greatest priorities but, some implemented rules under the guise of "safety" were and are... just plain ludicrous. Like who thinks up some of these ideas?

Redditor u/Animeking1108 wanted to discuss how the education system has ideas that sometimes are just more a pain in the butt than a daily enhancement... What was the dumbest rule your school enforced?
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One of the golden rules of life? Doctors are merely human. They don't know everything and they make mistakes. That is why you always want to get another opinion. Things are constantly missed. That doesn't mean docs don't know what they're doing, they just aren't infallible. So make sure to ask questions, lots of them.

Redditor u/Gorgon_the_Dragon wanted to hear from doctors about why it is imperative we always get second and maybe third opinions by asking... Doctors of Reddit, what was the worse thing you've seen for a patient that another Doctor overlooked?
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When we think about learning history, our first thought is usually sitting in our high school history class (or AP World History class if you're a nerd like me) being bored out of our minds. Unless again, you're a huge freaking nerd like me. But I think we all have the memory of the moment where we realized learning about history was kinda cool. And they usually start from one weird fact.

Here are a few examples of turning points in learning about history, straight from the keyboards of the people at AskReddit.

U/Tynoa2 asked: What's your favourite historical fact?


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