Everyone picks up random skills throughout their life that they end up not needing and today we want to know yours.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What skill do you have that is no longer useful?

  • A skill I have that's no longer useful that's hard. Probably the ability to make glass beads.
  • A skill that I have that is no longer useful is hairstylist I am a hospice nurse and I very very rarely will cut hair anymore
  • I loved color guard so much in high school. I was really good at remembering work and learning work and now I have no use for it. I've reached out to my old instructor about helping out with the kids now and she completely shut me down because I didn't get experience somewhere else first.
  • I know how to drive a tow truck and how to recover vehicles safely from slide offs and accidents on the highway and other roads with deep slope medians.
  • I can still carry close to 20 coffee mugs in on hand, roughly 6 goblets in one hand, and i can still carry a 6 top of full plates in my arms/ hands. Granted that isn't all at the same time.
  • Tack up a horse. It's been years since I've been an equestrian, but every few times I've been riding I know this process still for many disciplines of riding. And let's be honest, outside of some weird apocalyptic/dystopian scenario where going back to horses as a mode of regular transportation might be useful it is a useless skill.
  • I can hand embroider, crochet, use an adding machine, take shorthand and use a paper map
  • I can stretch a 16” pizza dough, then sauce, cheese, top with pepperoni, and put it in the oven in less than 20 seconds.
  • I, can count change back. Not useful now that people don't use cash .I can bake a cake, and frost it from scratch. Not useful anymore ,everyone is on a dang diet !
  • I can change the ribbon on a manual typewriter. Yeah, I'm THAT old!
  • I can walk side ways on my tip toes without moving my hips at all. #drumline
  • I can convert music from cassette to mp3s.
  • I know how to use the Dewey Decimal System. And how to format a floppy disk.…
  • Changing loose ball bearing roller skate wheels and getting them so they spin a really long time...
  • I make amazing soft serve cones. Now I only get to show off on the rare occasion we go to a buffet.
  • I'm super good at faxing. Fortunately, I work in healthcare where it is a hot commodity
  • My skill is giving it to ya straight...not useful in a society that prefers to be lied to
  • Lay the needle of a record player in exactly the right way to a. play the song I want and b. not scratch the record. And also I understand many of the old fashioned words in that sentence
  • I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order in less than 15 seconds.
  • I learned shorthand in high school...
  • I can freeze a naughty child’s soul with a look. Taught my daughter for when she needs it.
  • I can wave at people with my pinky toes....not very useful as an adult lol
  • Writing on cakes. Sight reading music. Folding towels correctly.
  • Also, reading a map.
  • Smiling. No one can see it anymore
  • Double Dutch....and Jax!
  • I know cursive...how to use a blinker..drive a stick..cdl driver..respect my elders and my country ..and show respect to our National anthem and our flag
  • Rolling joints. I can roll the perfect joint but dont smoke anymore
  • My last job, medical assistant. Got laid off due to covid, want to find new job but can't find infant daycare anywhere.
  • I can carry the one in math
  • I can name the states in alphabetic order. Why?
  • Rebuild and tune a carburetor
  • Dial a rotary phone
  • Writing AND reading CURSIVE!!!!!!!!
  • Common sense
  • I can still wiggle my ears, never was a skill I needed! lol
  • Drive a 3 on a tree.
  • Pogo stick, walking on stilts, hula hooping...
  • Tact.
  • I can still iron.
  • Drive stick shift
  • Roller skate
  • Bartender for the Intersection
  • Decent handwriting
  • Shorthand
  • Cognitive thinking and researching...
  • Write in cursive
  • Balancing a checkbook; cursive; playing the trumpet; making folded paper notes, paper footballs and cootie catchers; reading a card catalog/dewy decimal system; boxing a bag; program a VCR; how to record over a cassette tape; play miss Mary Mack; jump double dutch; make a collect call from a pay phone; and roller skate backwards.
  • I have a degree in medical records...now it’s all electronic health records so my job no longer exists
  • Go all the way across a football field in 16 counts with a sousaphone on my shoulders
  • Driving a stick shift. Haven't in prob 20yrs
  • Retail clothes folding
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Geometry and Algebra
  • A skill I don't really use anymore is welding, I was the only female welder in my department. Now I work in Human Resources! I can still tell the difference between a good and bad weld, and there is no way I would let my kids ride the rides at the traveling carnivals after looking at the weld jobs they do on the rides!!! Scary
  • A skill that I have that's no longer useful I would say is tying my shoes. Now as an adult I tie them once and then I just slip those bad boys on and off whenever I need to.
  • I was a baton twirler, I can still twirl a baton but I Don’t have a reason to!
  • Mine is detassling corn. I was the fastest at this when when I was like 16. 25 years ago! Lol
  • The skills I have that isn't useful anymore are: 1. I used to be a Spanish translator, now I'm just a mom! 2. I can sew and make US military clothes 3. I can sing every Disney song, recite every line, tell you every character and back story. Totally useless skill except for educating my daughters in all things Disney! 4. I am certified in all things LEAN manufacturing and Six Sigma. Other than the ability to extremely organized and clean my own home, the skill is totally useless. All it does it make me judge everyone else's Organization abilities.
  • TQotD - I used to work at a local video store in the ‘90’s so I can repair VHS cassette film with scotch tape. Oh yea!