"What do you mean you can't...???"

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  1. MathManTim

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    I think that's a genetic thing. Either you can or you can't, and that's that.

    For what it's worth, I've been printing for so long that I actually have to think about it when I try to write in cursive.

    MathManTim
     
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    I can't whistle....at all....
     
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    Apparently, I can't drive, according to my son.

    He forgets that I taught him to drive.
     
  4. TennisPlayer

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    I "can't" open some drink bottles because they're on way too tight. It's embarassing to have to ask my husband to help me so I can get a drink!!! (The flat Propel ones and sometimes Gatorade ones if you're extra curious) :haha:
     
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    I can't drive a stick shift. Oh, I could try but I might burn out the clutch.
     
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    I can't do the tootsie roll.

    I really wish I could!
     
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    I just replaced my clutch or I'd offer to teach you. Actually, I had to replace it because I did teach two people to drive stick.
     
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    I have no musical ability.
    I can't water ski on one ski. I'm to chicken to drop a ski.
     
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    I can't wink with my right eye. I can do it with my left, but never have been able to do it with the right.
     
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    I can't dance. I have two left feet. I sway very well and pull off dancing silly very well. What's that old line dance that people do? I can't do that either.
    I can't even follow along with the cha cha slide--I'm always two steps behind.
    :(
     
  11. TennisPlayer

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    Electric Slide?
     
  12. Go 4th

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    Yep--that's the one. I look more like I just came from an electric storm!

    There is an old episode of Sienfeld where Elaine dances--that is SO me!!!
     
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    Hahahahaaaa! I remember that episode! Loved it and that's how I dance.
     
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    Oh Lord it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way
    I can't wait to look in the mirror, I get better looking each day
    To know me is to love me, I guess I'm one heck of a gal..


    I figured out what I can't do! I can't remember the words to that song!!!!:p:p;);)
     
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    I can't make good Pha Thai.
     
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    I can't drive a stick shift. I also can't do math very well in my head (hard to admit, but I can't "see" the numbers in my head...hard to explain.
     
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    I can't knit. I've tried and tried. I used books, diagrams and even had a friend's mom sit with me to guide me. When I get home and try.....forget it.

    I'm so jealous when I hear about movie stars and small children knit without even looking.
     
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    I can't swim.

    I have to teach my class music and I am totally not musical. The only music class I took was to get my teaching degree. We didn't have music when I went to school.

    I can't drive stick. I was told that if you could drive up a hill from a stopped position than you will have no problem driving a stick. I tried...the people who actually lived on the hill I practiced on came out of their houses and watched me roll down the hill too many times to count :blush:.

    I can't follow a recipe without forgetting something or misreading something.

    I also can't write in cursive.
     
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    I'm suprised at the number of people who can't drive a stick shift. I guess in some ways I'm not, but in other ways, I really am. I suppose I thought that everybody could at least get it from point a to point b if they had to, even if it wasn't pretty.
     
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    Oh, and proud...the key on the hill is to find the point where the clutch is partially engaged and you have a little pressure on the gas, but the car is totally still. At that point, take off is easy. (finding that point, however, is a little tricky.)
     

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