OT : Stupid things you're stupid at

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  1. FartMan69

    FartMan69 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    I've never actually successfully peeled one so no I don't eat them.
     
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  2. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    Every time my girlfriend does the weekly shopping she comes back bragging about the deals she got and how cheap it was. These are the weeks I have to stop nearly everyday after work to pick up the stuff she "forgot"
     
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  3. WhereistheDove?

    WhereistheDove?

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    Use a steamer basket insert instead of boiling them and then put them in a bowl of ice water at the end. Come right off. Also, putting them straight into boiling water from the fridge if you want to boil them (and then ice bath). No idea why people put them in room temperature water and then bring it to a boil as that is what makes them impossible to peel.
     
  4. UconnFanNVa

    UconnFanNVa

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    lol i've read about putting baking soda in the boiling water, did that once and it seemed to help. But i do usually take it straight off the stove and keep it under running cold water, mostly because i'm rushing to eat them right away and the cold water makes it so my hands and fingers dont burn up. Maybe that cold water process helps.
     
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  5. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    You can also poke a small hole in the Shell on the bottom of the fat end. Be careful not to puncture the internal membrane doing this. . Water gets between the inside of the shell and the outside of the membrane. Makes it much easier to peel.
     
  6. Irish Loop

    Irish Loop Probably Smokes Crack

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    Two things I'm hilariously bad at:

    1. Getting the USB cable in less than two tries. Which is impressive given there's really only two ways it can go in.
    2. Grabbing the right key to my front/back doors depending on how I get into my apartment. I'd say 75% of the time I initially grab the wrong key. No idea why.
     
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  7. jleves

    jleves Awesomeness

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    Actually the guy who invented the USB cable somehow made it so that the first time you try it the right way (no matter if it's your first or second attempt), it won't fit. It needs to warm up or something. Every USB cable plug in requires at least three and sometimes four attempts to get it to fit. It's the most amazing engineering accomplishment of the 2nd millennium.
     
  8. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    Fact.
     
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  9. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    Putting on the 'fitted' bed sheet is a true pain in the ass, that much like the USB is engineered to not go in correctly the first time.

    Also, certain small memory things like what day the garbage goes out I just refuse to commit to memory. Passwords for websites are like that too.
     
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  10. jleves

    jleves Awesomeness

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    If you are not using LastPass for password management, you are not doing it right.

    I don't know how many of these tidbits I can keep laying on you guys.
     
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  11. CTMike

    CTMike Vanilla Cake > Fish Cake

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    My wife's work schedule varies week to week. Every Sunday I ask her what her schedule is, she rattles off something like open mid mid close open... and there is ZERO chance that I commit this information to memory. I still ask her every day what her schedule is.
     
  12. Kitaman

    Kitaman

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    How about folding those dam things?!
     
  13. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    They're meant to be balled up.
     
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  14. Kitaman

    Kitaman

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    I agree but the Mrs. feels otherwise. She's a pro at this but I'm a lazy and disinterested student.
     
  15. tomtom80

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    Always had trouble with PUSH v PULL
    Can't tell you how many times I've bumped into a door or yanked my arm out of my shoulder guessing wrong. Mostly I have to stop and think it over before opening the door. My family thinks I'm an idiot
     
  16. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    My wife would have a field day with this one.
    • I am a sloppy painter. I just like doing tasks quickly for better or worse, so I usually pay the price when painting.
    • There are things I can do expertly with my eyes closed, but come look over my shoulder while I do it and I'll be sure to screw it up in front of you.
     
  17. uconnfan68

    uconnfan68

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    #2. Change your locks so you can use the same key for both.
     
  18. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    You just need to look carefully at the USB port and the cable. The USB receptacle isn't symetrical; you just have to make sure you at them carefully. And it's ridiculous to think the port needs to warm up for the USB plug to fit. You guys are probably the same people who were fooled by Deflategate.

    There are only 2 plug/jack combos that actually require more than two attempts to get right- Mini USB plugs and HDMI.
     
  19. Scot-e

    Scot-e

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    I'm like one of the best foosball players ever. ( hope that is in the spirt of the thread).
     
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  20. Waquoit

    Waquoit

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    I used to put off scratching for days. Because I knew when I finally did, it was going to feel sooooo good!

    h/t - B. Cosby
     
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  21. Mano

    Mano Certified Bonehead

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    Dude, what does this look like, the stupid things you're stupid good at thread?
     
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  22. mauconnfan

    mauconnfan

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    I expected more out of you Tom Brady! This answer is very deflating.
     
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  23. Dogbreath2U

    Dogbreath2U

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    When driving, I will be heading somewhere on a road (usually highway) where I will go on "automatic pilot" and occasionally will find myself taking the route I usually take even when that is not where I'm going. Most highways seem to lead me to my work, even when I'm going to the mall, for example.

    I blame science and technology.
     
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  24. RichZ

    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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    I have probably 20 different USB cables on my desk. Another 4 or 5 in each car. A few in the boat. Every last one of them (See exception below) has a USB symbol on it. On most, the symbol is embossed, so you can actually feel it and don't even have to look. That symbol always goes UP on horizontally mounted sockets, and for some reason, to the rear on vertically mounted sockets.

    USB_symbol_.jpg

    The only exception I've run into is GoPro factory cables, which have the GoPro logo on them instead of the USB Symbol.
     
  25. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    I never knew that but it makes total sense. That belongs in a new thread. Random built-in life hacks you didn't know about. Using the little tab on top of soda cans as a straw holder etc.
     
  26. Minicoop69

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    Who drinks a soda out of the can with a straw?
     
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    Excalibur

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    Scalito, while eating his chicken wings with a knife and fork . . .
     
  28. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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