Things a 21 year old man should know how to do?

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Discussion from my Expository Prose class- wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the matter?

    Things a 21 year old guy should absolutely know how to do.

    -Vince
     
  2. Jay H

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    Some things off the top of my head

    *Ride a bike

    *Drive (unless you live in a city where its expensive and not that inconvenient not to have a car)

    *Read and Write (should be obvious, no?)

    *Shave

    *Basic cooking skills

    *Basic lawn mainainance and tool skills

    Jay
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

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    My list was:
    * How to ask your parents for money while alluding but not directly stating that you will pay them back.
    * How to tie a necktie.
    * How to sleep with your eyes open.
    * How to take constructive criticism.
    * How to rob Peter to pay Paul.
    * How to make yourself look good without resorting to making others look bad.
    * How to determine (by look or smell) when certain foods are no longer safe to eat.
    * How to wash your clothes without significant shrinkage or turning everything pink.
    [​IMG]
    Vince
     
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    How to do laundry

    How to iron clothes

    How to wash dishes
     
  5. Artur Meinild

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    Nice ones Vince! (I still can't remember how to tie a tie!) [​IMG]
    Julie, do I sense a kind of general critique in your post? [​IMG]
    Hey, just because you know how all that stuff is done doesn't mean you actually get around to do it! [​IMG]
     
  6. JonZ

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    In no order:

    1.Put together/setup a Home Theater

    2.Cook,clean,laundry,iron(People are always amazed I do this stuff.I dont understand why,doesnt everyone?I was raised by a single mother so I had to do this stuff early)

    3.Drive a car

    4.Read & write

    5.Social skills - How to act in public/around people

    6.Tell the difference between right and wrong

    7.Be able to form his own opinions and stick to them

    8.Know how to treat women

    9.Know common courtesy

    10.Basic "guy stuff"(Cars,tools,hometheater,how to fix little things here and there around the house,etc)
     
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    I learned real fast when in high school I was walking around in pink and/or grey underwear and socks[​IMG] (Made a great impression with the girls)[​IMG]
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    Basic dressing skills(Dont wear wrinkled clothes to work,A dress shirt is supposed to go inside your pants,Dont wear white socks with a suit,etc)
     
  9. John_E

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    I actually met my wife in a laundromat in college. It was my first try at doing laundry, and I must have had that helplees/confused look on my face. She took pity on me and helped me out. The rest is history. Even better, she does ALL the laundry now.[​IMG]
     
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    Pump your own gas, and change a flat tire. You'd be surprised by how helpless some young people are these days.
     
  11. Dean DeMass

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    1. Throw-up gracefully on your 21st birthday
    2. Pay bills on time
    3. Laundry
    4. Cook (something other than toast)
    5. Be in debt
    6. No more rude comments to women (I am still working on this one at the age of 27) just kidding. [​IMG]
    7. Know that 99% of domestic beer is crap
    8. St. Patrick's day is a better holiday than Easter
    9. Everything (you will learn around 24 that you don't know shit) [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
  12. Andrew W

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    drive a stick shift.
     
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    By 21 you should be able to live on your own, independent of mommy and daddy.
    That means you should be able to...
    - Buy your own clothes
    - Shop for your own groceries
    - Cook, clean, and launder
    - Drive a car? You should be able to drive a car when you are 16. By 21, you should be able to keep a car drive-worthy...check your tires, change (or have changed) your oil, etc.
    - Financial things: balance a checkbook (actually, you should be able to do that when you are 12); pay your bills; if you have a credit card, use it responsibly; do your taxes (although it will probably be a 1040EZ or 1040A).
    - Know your limits...drink responsibly.
    - Er, uh..."sleep" responsibly.
    Also, by 21, if you want to get anywhere in this world, you should:
    - Be well on your way through college.
    - Be able to write a decent cover letter.
    - Have a nice-looking resume with some actual experience.
    By the time I was 21, I had finished college and had started my first real job. Of course, I started school when I was 4. [​IMG]
    - Steve
     
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    unhook a bra with one hand.
     
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    Interesting question, Vince...
    Cook an omelette
    Drive a manual transmission
    Spell
    Accept a compliment
    Play an instrument
    De-frag a hard drive
    Shop for a car
    Ask for directions
    (I can do them all except that last one [​IMG])
    Jon
     
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    Make people laugh.
    Roll a smoke.
    Make a martini.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'll second the:
    cooking
    cleaning
    general handieness
    basic education
    and I'll raise:
    - Mix at least 3 good cocktails which don't have the words "sex" "slam" "bang" or any other euphamisms in the name.
    - be able to find the clitoris, even in the dark [​IMG]
    (yes it's sexual, but not nasty. I'm just spoilering it so that people who don't want to look don't have to)
    - pronounce "prix fixe" without stumbling over it.
     
  19. Joseph Young

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    * Understand and practice the timeless mantra for the ages,
    Beer Before Liquor, Never Sicker
    Liquor Before Beer, Never Fear

    * How to wash the dishes and do the laundry
    I was also going to say that Men at 21 should know how to truly listen to women, but now that I think about it, that's kind of a tall order for most guys. That one belongs in the 30+ category. [​IMG]
    Joseph
     
  20. Patrick Sun

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    Order wine at a nice restaurant. (I don't know squat about wine since I don't enjoy drinking it.)
     

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