Life/Practical Skills

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#1

I can … (tick all that apply)
There’s probably loads I’ve forgotten, and it only let me have 50 anyway.

  • Bleed a radiator
  • Unblock a drain
  • Clean out a gutter
  • Descale a shower
  • Tile and grout a wall and seal the edge of a bath
  • Smoothly fill a hole with polyfilla
  • Paint a wall
  • Prep and paint woodwork
  • Plaster a wall
  • Put up a picture (straight)
  • Put up a small shelf
  • Put up a heavy loadbearing shelf
  • Put together flat-pack furniture correctly
  • Upholster
  • Sew on a button
  • Hem clothes
  • Darn holes in clothes
  • Alter clothes to fit better
  • Sew clothing from scratch
  • Knit
  • Crochet
  • Iron a formal shirt perfectly
  • Know what the different settings on the washing machine are for
  • Change a double duvet
  • Clean windows and mirrors to be streak-free
  • Change a tyre
  • Check the oil level
  • Change a sparkplug
  • Take care of a houseplant
  • Grow fruit and vegetables
  • Trim a fringe by hand
  • Give a full haircut
  • Wet shave with cuthroat razor
  • Wire a plug
  • Change a fuse
  • Wire up a stereo
  • Solder
  • Tune a guitar
  • Service a guitar
  • Screenprint
  • Typeset
  • Develop film
  • Basic woodwork
  • Build furniture
  • Make your own pasta
  • Make sauces from scratch
  • Bake a cake
  • Bake bread
  • Make meringue
  • Make a full roast dinner

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#2

Would have a shot at all of them


#3

Your intentions don’t matter when the radiator is spraying hot water everywhere, everyone in the house is half bald, and everyone has salmonella.


#4

God I’m useless


#5

Ok I can do all of them then


#6

At least everyone here so far can be relied on to produce a roast dinner.


#7

Except, ironically, @chickenbones


#8

They’re just for the soup, I guess.


#9

…This should only be a Meat roast dinner, people shouldnt be ticking this if all they do is put a large conker in the oven and hope for the best.


#10

There’s something wrong with the poll - it’s so long that it tries to reload the page as you scroll down and it deselects options you’ve already ticked.


#11

I’ve only selected ones that I’ve actually done, think I’d have a decent crack at some of the others but a few of them are ones I’ve tried that literally aren’t possible for human beings to do (ironing a shirt for example)


#12

Don’t know about giving haircuts but I would have no problem with any of the rest of that list.


#13

Should’ve included “making your own stock” to the list. (It’s something I have done, but not something I’d bother doing again. All I got was a watery stock and a house that stank of poultry for three days)


#14

I had a few more cooking things on there like that and cooking for 20+ people, but it only let me have 50 options.


#15

I’ve not ticked things that I know how to do but wouldn’t attempt. eg Plastering is something that on the face of it everyone can try with a little instruction, but to do it right takes a lot of training.


#16

SEAAAAANNNN!


#17

Plastered the shit out of a wall myself mate


#18

Yeah I was the same. I know how to plaster and have done it in small sections, but I know I couldn’t get the same quality as a pro on a large wall.


#19

A girl in my halls of residence tried to boil chicken bones one sunday evening in the communal kitchen. Stank the whole floor out for a week.


#20

Fan of gobar, eh?