• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

What are you really bad at?

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

MikeG.

Established Member
Joined
24 Aug 2008
Messages
10,158
Reaction score
672
Location
Essex/ Suffolk border
I mean, really really bad at.

I bet no-one else here had their new wife nudge them at the altar during their wedding and say "stop singing, you're spoiling it for the guests". I'm so bad at singing that I sound dreadful, even to myself, whilst singing in the shower. I make Jeremy Hardy sound like Caruso.

Estimating how long jobs will take. Boy, I'm useless at that. Building site/ renovation work, I've been known to be a day out with an estimate after a single day. I am currently five and a half years into a two year job. Guessing the length of time to produce drawings, particularly when I worked in a commercial practice, was also a joke. I've said 3 weeks and it's been 3 months, and I've said 3 months and it's taken 3 weeks. They gave up asking me.

So, what are you completely and utterly useless at?
 

Blackswanwood

Still Learning
Joined
17 Nov 2018
Messages
1,375
Reaction score
1,600
Location
North Yorkshire
Remembering peoples names. I can remember all sorts of useless stuff without trying but just don’t remember people’s names.
 

Phlebas

Burbling Pixie
Joined
16 May 2019
Messages
144
Reaction score
6
Location
The debatable lands
Batting, bowling and fielding. And given those are some of the few things I like doing, that'a a bit upsetting.
 

Fitzroy

All the gear...
Joined
12 Mar 2013
Messages
1,850
Reaction score
946
Location
Aberdeen
Making a decision to buy something new. New hoover tool 18 months to pick one.
 

Nigel Burden

Established Member
Joined
23 Oct 2018
Messages
579
Reaction score
169
Location
Dorset
Anything that involves technology.

I can't program the DVD, no interest. Post photos on a forum. And according to my wife and children anything to do with mobile phones.

Nigel.
 

fezman

Established Member
Joined
22 Mar 2017
Messages
355
Reaction score
81
Location
South Yorkshire
Haha Mike - the singing one resonates with me ;-)

I am under the strictest of instructions from SWMBO that I am to mime any songs when we are at family weddings / funerals etc. Every now and then I'll join in for a laugh and you should see the faces of folk turning round thinking "who the hell" is that bad :)
 

Robbo3

Established Member
Joined
28 Jan 2012
Messages
2,390
Reaction score
788
Location
Oxfordshire
Drawing. Even my matchstick men don't look right.
Woodwork & technical drawing. I was kicked out of class for being so bad at both & haven't improved much since. One neighbour can't believe that it's possible to be as bad as me.
 

sunnybob

wysiwyg
Joined
11 Oct 2014
Messages
8,399
Reaction score
165
Location
cyprus
Hand planing and chiseling :D :D :D
If the power goes off, thats me done. =D> =D> =D> =D> 8)

Oh, and remembering what the missus has just told me. :roll:
 

Trainee neophyte

Established Member
Joined
12 Apr 2019
Messages
2,920
Reaction score
835
Location
Greece
I asked my wife, and there is quite a list, apparently.

I don't finish jobs properly - that final tidying, perfecting, etc - a tendency to say "that's good enough", and on to the next thing. I am not, in any way, a perfectionist. It often shows.
 

MikeG.

Established Member
Joined
24 Aug 2008
Messages
10,158
Reaction score
672
Location
Essex/ Suffolk border
Robbo3":1wslw4cg said:
Drawing. Even my matchstick men don't look right.........

I was regularly ridiculed during our university life drawing classes, and then accused of cheating when I produced a hand-drawn perspective image of a street scene in another class. Fluid shapes, faces, and so on, I am pretty poor, but I often draw pretty decent perspective drawings of clients' properties and projects live in front of them, and often upside down for them to see. "Loosen up" was what they said in life drawing classes, and that's the precise opposite of what I'm good at, drawing wise.
 

Cheshirechappie

Established Member
Joined
30 Jan 2012
Messages
4,909
Reaction score
223
Location
Cheshire
Life ... people ... coping with the incredible pace of technological change ... freehand drawing ... estimating ...

Blimey. All those ring some very loud bells!

Languages. I can cope with English (just about) and I'm fairly fluent in Workshop Esperanto, but any others just elude any attempt I make to become even slightly proficient.
 

DBT85

Established Member
Joined
19 Dec 2015
Messages
1,820
Reaction score
634
Location
Pershore, Worcester
Finishing the last 2% of a job.

Showers in, baths not leaking, tiles sorted. A year later I get around to doing the pipework boxing.
 
Top