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zenele's avatar

Is there something you're really good at, but no-one gives a shit?

Asked by zenele (8242points) July 2nd, 2010

Follow up to Vanessuh, Nikipedia and Wildpotato’s question.

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jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I’m very good at falling asleep during car rides, but no one has ever congratulated or awarded me for it.

<Sniffs, single tear>.

zenele's avatar

^ I’m really good at reading while riding in a car or plane or whatever. I’ve noticed a lot of people can’t – it makes them dizzy or sick. I’m glad I can do it, or I’d be bored. But then, nobody gives a shit.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities, Congratulations & a big ‘hoo-rah’ on your ability to sleep while in motion unlike any other. Your talent is truly unparalleled in this world. A tip of the hat & genuflection are in order. none of this is said with any kind of sarcastic inflection…it is heartfelt & genuine For I find it impossible to sleep during car rides, or any other mode of transportation. I feel like I need to be alert, in case something happens.

zenele's avatar

Yeah, yeah @rpmpseudonym but what are you good at – is the question – before I flag your ass. Not that I give a shit. ;-)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I can wriggle my ears.

zenele's avatar

Excellent example, @stranger_in_a_strange_land. Thanks for playing.

Blackberry's avatar

Hmmmmmm, I feel I can write good papers, but I haven’t had the chance to prove myself yet.

Berserker's avatar

I like collecting shit in video games.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Symbeline Really? Can I borrow some mana potion and some lock-picks?

Berserker's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Only if you trade me a Tiger Bikini for them.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Symbeline Well… I was saving it for me, but… okay. :)

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@zenele, ironically, I started typing an answer, but it got too long. I will answer it now anyway.. with threats of flagging my ass an all

I’m a great summarizer. If asked, I can sum up a movie in 5 words or less. When conversing about the days events, I hack ‘n slash all the flowery details & get right to the nitty gritty stuff. My family hates it…mostly because if someone is telling a story & it was something I witnessed, I take over the storytelling (without asking) & wrap it up in under 15 seconds. I’m not a fan of long & winded rehashing. Quick-to the point-don’t waste time on fluff. I know how to tell a great story when I want to. I add finesse to my stories, while still using as few words as possible. (I think it’s also the reason why I use the ampersand instead of spelling it out) I’ve never been thanked for my rapid-firing of words, but when someone wants a story told quickly, they always turn to me & say, ‘you tell the story.’

@Symbeline I love collecting shit in video games! Just as much as I love earning achievements in games.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Symbeline I’ll make a leather one for you, as soon as I get this damned cast off my arm. :^D

Berserker's avatar

@rpmpseudonym I would too, if I had a PS3. Bo no trophies for the PSP yet, damnit. ’‘pouts’’

@stranger_in_a_strange_land It needs fringes!

talljasperman's avatar

I can sleep 19 hours straight… and I used to be able to take 23 hour baths while reading a whole textbook in one sitting…and Memorizing D&D 3rd edition rules and winning at games like chess

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@Symbeline The gaming program Steam for Mac/PC—just about every game they offer has achievements. One game has over 300 achievements! (Team Fortress 2)

Berserker's avatar

@rpmpseudonym I’m not familiar at all with PC games though, just consoles. I do love Diablo II though.

@Stranger What are conchos?

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I an an expert in research design and statistics (can’t work any more), but how interesting is that here? Not much most of the time.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I’m really good as an evil plan maker.

augustlan's avatar

I can draw a great looking eye. What good does that do me?

talljasperman's avatar

@augustlan you can sell your art to the freemasons

rebbel's avatar

I can (sometimes, i can’t control it really) whistle two different notes in one blow.
Not exactly what one would call useful.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Symbeline Studs, skulls, spikes, etc. ;^D

gemiwing's avatar

I can identify a song within two seconds (usually less), as long as I’ve heard it before. Came in handy when I used to go clubbing, but beyond that? Not much use.

downtide's avatar

I’m really good at doing Sudoku puzzles. I’ve given up on everything except Fiendish ones because the easier ones just aren’t challenging enough.

kenmc's avatar

I’m good at mowing the lawn and no one gives a shit.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Matching my clothes to cute shoes and accessories.

Seek's avatar

I memorise poetry. I don’t know many people interested in a recitation of “Gunga Din”.

I kick ass at Cryptoquote.

Nobody seems to care that I’m a pretty good archer. I guess the fact that I don’t hunt, and only use old-school non-composite bows could have something to do with it.

janbb's avatar

If I think of a word or a phrase, I can usually come up with a song that contains it instantaneously. Have made no money off this talent as yet.

knitfroggy's avatar

I’m really good at working the DVR. When I fast forward thru the commercials I can almost always stop right before the show is coming back on. My husband always fast forwards into the show, then rewinds too far, then goes ahead too far again before I make him hand over the remote. It’s a special talent, I know. Please don’t be jealous. :)

janbb's avatar

@knitfroggy Actually, I am really jealous.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@janbb (about DVR) A good rule of thumb (I’ve noticed), is that the show/movie/program, always seems to be on immediately after a local news/weather update.

knitfroggy's avatar

@rpmpseudonym Don’t tell my secret!! :) That’s my only talent!! :)

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@knitfroggy Sorry, it’s too late for me to edit my response… umm.

@janbb Forget what I said earlier, I was drunk then, possibly high as a kite as well. My rule for DVR fast forwarding—when you see a commercial for the show you are watching, the show ALWAYS comes on after that…Always. You can count on me ;)

@knitfroggy,How’d I do?

betterdays's avatar

I’m really good at making those fuzzy-wuzzy blankets. The last person that I made one
for never even said thank-you. :(

knitfroggy's avatar

@rpmpseudonym You did good. Very believable! :)

augustlan's avatar

@betterdays What is a fuzzy-wuzzy blanket? I may need one…

ratboy's avatar

I can flick my boogers farther any more accurately than anyone I have ever met, but people are so put off by the concept that they just can’t appreciate the skill involved.

knitfroggy's avatar

@ratboy That is gross and funny at the same time! I personally would give a shit about your booger flipping, if that makes you feel any better.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I can play a wicked game of croquet, and the few that know probably could care less. Or maybe they do care and just don’t invite me to play.

Seek's avatar

I love croquet! I haven’t played in years… I don’t even know anyone that knows how anymore. I’d love to play with you, @Pied_Pfeffer

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr You’re on! Meet me at my mother’s house in Virginia. She still has a set and a spotlight if we don’t finish before dark. We can even make homemade ice cream. And bring your family!

Anyone else care to join us?

Seek's avatar

Cool! Be there in… 18 hours.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

I love croquet too! I’ll set up the wickets & stakes if I can be orange.

augustlan's avatar

I love croquet, but I’m not very good at it. Can I still play?

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@augustlan Of course you can play!

By my count – we have 4 people. Now I may be mistaken, but I believe if two more people say they want to play…we are contractually bound by the rules/laws of croquet to meet up & make this game official. I’ll bring watermelon slices & limeade

Sidenote- Why has Disney never marketed an Alice in Wonderland croquet set!? I feel like that would be a hot seller. The playing card soldiers bent over in the form of wickets. Flamingo shaped mallets & hedgehogs rolled up for the balls. It would be so much fun.
*edit- & a Alice in Wonderland guillotine for cheaters. Only one way to deal with them, “Off with their heads!”

Seek's avatar

@rpmpseudonym

I’m so going to make that. Maybe a desktop version made from actual playing cards.
Etsy, here I come!

zenele's avatar

I’d like to learn how to play croquet. Do you use weapons?

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@zenele Yes, but nothing that squirts acid (including citric) or emits clouds of poisonous gas. And razor spikes can’t exceed 4 inches in length. Also – no armor or any other modes of defense are allowed. If worn – immediate disqualification is followed by each player using their weapon once on the guilty party.

We can host the croquet game at my place. I already have the land mines buried in strategic places.

zenele's avatar

Phasers on stun.

Seek's avatar

I’m bringing my disruptor.

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