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What is something you’re not good at?

Asked by bob_ (21888points) 1 month ago from iPhone

Try as you might, it just doesn’t come easily to you — what is it?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Carnally desiring women.

canidmajor's avatar

Any kind of team sports. I’m clumsy and I bump into people.

ragingloli's avatar

Turning off my gag reflex. I have to use a spray for that.

chyna's avatar

I’m terrible at sports, too. I wanted to play in all sports when I was a kid. But I was clumsy and short and I was always called last when they chose sides. I did run track in high school one year, but I sucked.

JLeslie's avatar

Aerobic step exercise. I’m a dancer, I even perform and teach dance, so I’m coordinated, but I can’t coordinate to do that. I also can’t do the elliptical exercise machine.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

I can’t sing, I can’t do distance cardio.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Standing up for myself.

Zaku's avatar

Playing musical instruments.

SnipSnip's avatar

Pool and snow skiing are things for which I have zero talent. It was fun trying though.

janbb's avatar

Solving logic problems in math.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Getting up off the floor, my knees are shot.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Giving street and avenue directions to 911 with out using landmarks.

jca2's avatar

I can’t jog or run. I could maybe jog or run about a half a block, that’s it.

mazingerz88's avatar

Playing pool. I do better with darts.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Staying silent in class , and tardiness. I however now leave home early to make sure that I show up on time for appointments. Better early than late.

I would have been a psychologist, by now, if I only remained silent and showed up to class on time.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Directions. I have 0 sense of direction

smudges's avatar

Math – still don’t know all of my times tables, but I got an A in algebra, loved it! and statistics. Can’t do most of the basic functions in my head. I know I need to carry a number and do, but then when I need it I forget where I put it!

Directions. No matter where I am, I’m 90 degrees off; if I think I’m facing west, it’s actually north. What’s funny is it’s always 90 degrees off to the right. If I think I’m facing north, it’s actually east.

bob_'s avatar

Letting go.

janbb's avatar

@bob_ Awww. I’ll go make you a sandwich!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@bob_ I not good at letting go too. However I am good at holding on.

cookieman's avatar

Foreign languages
Math (after geometry)

filmfann's avatar

Dancing. I was born without rhythm.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Drawing and writing in cursive . Unless I print my writing is not very legible.

I recently found my report cards from elementary school. Ever year the teachers said my handwriting was “Poor.”

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LuckyGuy my grades in grades 4–6 my handwriting was between 40%-&-0%. Teachers didn’t care that I had several broken wrists and hands.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Not all at the same time, but concurrently. Grades 3–9 where bad for injuries, for me.

cookieman's avatar

Also dancing and writing in cursive. Thank you for reminding me @filmfann and @LuckyGuy.

JLeslie's avatar

Learning history would be another one for me. I actually know more than a lot of people I meet, which is shocking to me, but there is much more I don’t know and can’t retain, try as I might. I have some sort of missing part in my brain.

syz's avatar

Organic chemistry. The bane of my college career and what kept me out of vet school.

mazingerz88's avatar

Oh. Also licking donald trump’s butt.

seawulf575's avatar

I have two. Poker and fishing. With poker, I am deadly right up to the point where any money is put on the table. At that point, I cannot even get a pair of twos for about 10 hands.

With fishing, I either catch fish that are too small to keep or I catch things like logs. I hooked a nice bass one time. I was fishing off a dock and it hit hard. I started reeling it in and suddenly there was less tension on the line. The fish was swimming directly at me faster than I could reel it in. I literally watched him (her?) swim right next to the dock, swim under a stump, around the stump, back under the stump, spit the hook and swim away. It was episodes like that that made me realize if I had to depend on fishing as my food source I’d end up starving.

tedibear's avatar

Dancing and reversing a car. The reversing is particularly annoying. I don’t have much occasion to dance, but there are times it would be handy to have better reverse skills. I am only a tiny bit better in a car with a back-up camera.

cookieman's avatar

I can totally understand why dancing while reversing would be difficult.

smudges's avatar

@tedibear I forgot about driving in reverse! Can’t do that pretty much at all. Car keeps wiggling back and forth.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

Driving in reverse is something I actually do well. I worked summers in a warehouse in college and they required that we drive forklifts in reverse for safety reasons. To this day I can reverse about as good as driving forward

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I parked hundreds of cars a day at Hertz 20 year s ago as a part-time job. Yes 12. to 18 cars an hour.

We had to back the cars into the spaces so clients would “drive out”!

seawulf575's avatar

Oh! Writing or throwing with my left hand (my off hand). My left hand is just stupid when it comes to things like that.

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