the more stupid grown up things that I have to do, the more aware I am that I truly suck at doing them because they require an attention span a bit longer than that posessed by the average beta fish or something... and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one on here who sucks at being an adult... however, I do have faith in the board here that SOME members might know the solution to the issues presented and that they MIGHT be nice enough to explain some of this stuff!
how to realize when the bastard at the auto garage is overcharging you
I took my car in last december to get all new tires, breaks and a new wheel bearing because it was sounding fairly shitty when I was driving it around and stopping and such. I paid $1,500 for all of that because I have no clue what things on cars cost. I bitched about it to my dad because I really don't like being parted from my money and he told me that the price sounded a little high to him, so I spent the past several months asking auto garages that I was signing up for work what THEY thought about it... the universal agreement was that I had paid WAY too much and that it was probably because I'm a girl AND I refer to car parts as "that part that makes the thingie that does ___ work properly"
obviously I need to learn this stuff unless I want to spend the rest of my life getting overcharged... unfortunately, it isn't stuff that I find to be the slightest bit interesting... how do you prevent yourself from overpaying out of ignorance on car repairs?
how to do laundry properly
apparently I suck at doing laundry too... to the point that the man will not allow me to do laundry here because I tend to either shrink it or turn the entire load into an interesting experiment in tie dye. This is apparently bad
I'm vaguely aware that different things like different temperatures and should be washed with certain other things to prevent bad things from happening... how does one learn these mystery laws of laundry? does dry clean only actually mean that I have to take it to a dry cleaner? can you UN-tie dye clothing?
how to feel like a grown up instead of a kid playing grownup while dressing up
I really feel like a 6 year old who just raided mommy's closet every time I get dressed up for work... corporate attire just seems so serious and grown up to me that I don't feel like it should really exist in my wardrobe, let alone should I be wearing it a majority of the time in which I'm dressed :horor:
does this get any easier? how do people manage to do things like sit properly in a skirt or actually wear panty hose without even having to think about it? does this come more naturally to some people than to others?
there's just a couple of things that I'm hoping that people have solutions to there... if anyone else wants to throw stuff on the list I might know the answers to a few of them even!