Well, I Never!

Well, I Never…

There are some things I do quite well. I am a very good cook. I am quite comfortable giving a talk or making a presentation. I enjoyed being a nurse and believe I was a good one, but there are some things I am totally unable to do. I could never dance or do anything requiring grace or rhythm. I could take dance lessons forever and would only end up embarrassing myself and my teacher. I can carry a tune, but have absolutely no musical talent. I have dreams that one day I will sit down at a piano and music will flow from my fingertips. The only way that will ever happens is if possibly lightning strikes me and scrambles my neurons, rendering me a different person. Foreign language and math are Greek to me, pun intended. I don’t even attempt to keep a checkbook. It’s good to know what works and what doesn’t.

56 thoughts on “Well, I Never!

  1. I scrapped through chemistry by the skin of my teeth, almost blowing up the lab. Math didn’t interest me either and I’ve lived in India for 16 years and still don’t speak an Indian language. Indians think I just either didn’t try or am faking the fact I can’t speak at least one Indian language. I’m not faking. I’ve picked up a few words. If it bothered me I’d be upset but it doesn’t. Many Indians speak English so I haven’t been seriously handicapped. I’m at an age where I have other, more serious worries than what people think. I haven’t got time to worry about it. 🙂 — Suzanne


  2. I’ve had such a good laugh over this post and all the honest comments that followed. I won’t even venture into the fray as my list of talents is minuscule and it makes me wonder just what am I good at. With that forlorn thought, I’ll end by thanking you for following me Beth.


  3. I can’t do half the things you can do – but I can dance! (And I love keeping the accounts) It is good that talents and inclinations are distributed unevenly. I have signed up to learn public speaking as I have to do it this year and live in terror of it.

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  4. I was about to say that if you get hit by lightning you could play Shock ‘n’ Roll, but then I realized that joke was unworthy of me so I abandoned it. I admire your ability with talks and presentations. It’s a useful skill to have.

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  5. That explains why you’re such a good storyteller. You have a unique view of the world. If I have you figured out correctly–you’re not rattled easily. I like people up to the point my patience runs out–which in some cases is instantaneous.

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  6. It simply proves that each and every one of us are not perfect. There are things that we are actually genuinely doing good at it, but they’re also things that we really can’t be good even after thousand times of trying. But the best part of it, is we recognize the things that we are not proficient at.


  7. I have very poor sense of rhythm and no grace either (mind you, enough to know I don’t have it), I’m terrible at anything involving visual… In fact there’s no end to my non-talents!

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  8. Join the club!. I joined a Zumba class last week for the exercise and to hopefully get some rhythm, why I thought anything would change after all these years beats me. It hasn’t. I am never really bad at things, in fact I can do most anything, I’m just not very good at any one thing in particular. It’s like mediocrity dogs me.

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  9. I think it’s good to acknowledge that there are some things we’re not good at. Too many people think they should be able to do everything well, and then become frustrated when they can’t. Personally, I can play the piano, but I can’t carry a tune – and no one would want me to try. I also have never been able to dance, despite several people trying to teach me. I’ve learned to accept these minor shortcomings.

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  10. mentalbreakinprogress says:

    Lol I love the pun intended 🙂 I used to want to play the violin so bad…turns out that is not meant to be except for in my dreams or your lightening theory. I agree it’s good to know what works and what doesn’t…makes life much easier…for example just recently I realised after 2 months my last job was not going to work for me…at the job before that one, it took me 2 years to realise that wasn’t definitely not going to work…yay progress! lol

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