Are You Good at Adulting?

A recent poll looked at how good we are at “adulting.” It listed a bunch of things we SHOULD know how to do as a grown-up, and asked readers whether or not they can do them. I mean, there are a few things I could probably be a LOT better at. I’ve lamented for months about my parallel parking skills, so I’m not going to bore you with that. I can change a flat tire, but I’d prefer not to, ya know? So…some of the things on the list:

Swallow a pill easily? – check.

Regularly have the oil changed in the car? – YEP!

Neatly wrap a gift? – Sure! If you don’t mind waiting forever for it!

Kill a spider without screaming – You GOTTA be kidding me! But 59 percent say yeah. Maybe those folks should start their own emergency spider killing business. We call ’em…and for a hundred bucks, they come over our house and get rid of it. I’m not talking about calling an exterminator. I mean, someone who specializes in exterminating ONE spider. Someone who is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days and even on leap year who will drop everything and make a house call! Like…right now. Even if it’s two in the morning. Okay…wishful thinking.

FINALLY, there’s this:

Almost 70 percent of those people surveyed said they could fold a fitted sheet. Ugh. I’ve watched those how-to YouTube videos over and over and mine STILL don’t look that pretty. Maybe over half of those people surveyed were LYING? I don’t know. Is rolling it up and shoving it in the linen closet still considered “folding”? If it is, I’m adulting like a boss. – KW

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