Saturday, August 27, 2011


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"Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at." ~David Gerrold

I love it when people share with me what they can't do. Yup, it's probably some sort of unhealthy inferiority complex overindulgence kinda thing but I can't help it. Describe to me your ineptitude and I will love you forever.

With that in mind, I must confess just a few (12) of what I like to refer to as my dumb-ats:

-mechanical things aka why does my lawnmower have a dipstick?
-consistently recognizing when someone is toying with me.
-losing weight aka shrinking.
-acting my age.
-shutting up.
-not thinking about when I'm in Walmart aka obsessing.
-feeling empathy for hoarders.
-suppressing my movie snobbery aka making stink-eye "noises" during chick-flicks; aka asking seemingly obvious questions during movies that no one wants to think about but because I can't just shut-up I have ruined their suspension of disbelief and they want to stab me.
-listening to my teens without making the "judgmental face" or shaking my head in disbelief.
-phones (A few days ago, I accidentally pressed *89 instead of *98 to check our messages and according to the disembodied voice I am likely responsible for climate change.)

What are your dumb-ats?


Al Penwasser said...

My lawnmower has a dipstick?

Vinny C said...

Getting the joke. I usually just laugh along convincingly & try to figure it put later.

wendy said...

HA list would be way too long
anything technologically related is MY super DUMB-At
love that statement
and anything to do with numbers..
and believing that WARNING signs are there for a the time my car overheated, and I opened the radiator cap, even though it says do. not. open. when. hot.
KABOOM.........blew up in my face and I suffered some burns

yeah, that's my worst dumb-at, following signs

Windsmoke. said...

My idea of fashion is jeans, t-shirt and runners, don't have a lawnmower :-).

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

All I know is that I know nothing!

Alittlesprite said...

I don't have any. I am perfect;)

Michael said...

I'm bumb at writing funny. And freezing vegetables for winter.

dbs said...

@Al Yup. How useless eh?
@VinnyC I can relate to that too.
@wendy Technology can be tricky. My new phone won't send or receive texts for some reason.
@Windsmoke My idea of fashion is avoiding pants.
@SRMike Well said. Me too.
@sprite Yes. You. Are.
@michael Sorry to tell you this but that comment was pretty funny: word play (intentional?) AND randomness.

Kelly said...

So you are the one who caused hurricane Irene with that phone call eh?

I see we are dumb at some of the same things...

Core Contrarian said...

Ha ha!

"Describe your ineptitude and I will love you forever"

Absolutely love it!

Nubian said...

... being way too trusting.

PokerLawyer said...

I love the movie "dumb-at". I share it and am often vilified for it, at which time much thrown popcorn dodging ensues.

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