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to be absolutely fucking incompetent?

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Seepage Sun 04-Sep-11 18:31:15

Every time I try to do something 'official' or grown-up I get it fucking wrong.

Book a holiday - manage to book double the flights

Need an official tax thing - nowhere to be found

Renew a railcard - manage to freeze my bank account and be investigated by the fraud people.

Newest crapness is buying car insurance. Worked OK. All booked - only I just put the wrong month in the box and now am insured from October, not September.

I am ridiculous and incompetent. I give up.

TrillianAstra Sun 04-Sep-11 18:42:02

Yes, YABU to be incompetent.

Is that what you wanted to hear?

ragged Sun 04-Sep-11 18:44:43

Awww.... Seepage, do you need some wine? I managed to use about 20x too much glue to repair DS's "Man of the Match" trophy today (which I broke by sweeping off kitchen counter onto floor). I have to return it in good condition next week. Made DS's room stink badly & won't surprise me if the repair doesn't work blush blush blush

Seepage Sun 04-Sep-11 18:45:02

Don't know. I am an adult, I am reasonably intelligent, I hold down a professional, repsonsible job. I just have major issues with 'real life' stuff. Why can't I do it? Surely it's not normal to be so useless?

ragged Sun 04-Sep-11 18:48:19

Paul Erdős was notoriously useless at real life, too. Didn't stop him from being one of the finest minds of the 20th century. wink

FredBare Sun 04-Sep-11 18:52:40

maybe try doing it over t'phone instead of online

i have a degree in IT yet still managed to order 15Kgs of muesli by mistake once lol

Seepage Sun 04-Sep-11 18:53:06

maybe that's it. Maybe I'm a real genius type and shouldn't be expected to deal with things like putting the washing on at the right temperature or cooking or Bills.

lemonbonbons Sun 04-Sep-11 19:07:15

gringringringrin nothing constructive to say - so prob shouldn t say anything at all - but this post has made me laugh out loud so much my daughter is asking what s so funny !!! gringringrin

ViviPru Sun 04-Sep-11 19:08:03

seepage, I suspect its the fact that you're probably putting the washing on at the right temperature, cooking and paying bills simultaneously that's causing you to slip up on occasion, as it does to us all... Don't give yourself a hard time!

Seepage Sun 04-Sep-11 19:11:56

but other people seem to manage.

I have to point out that I don't do cooking or cleaning at all. DH does it. I have trouble doing the basics. and then get most of that wrong.

HappyCamel Sun 04-Sep-11 19:15:30

Ahh, in that case leave it all to him then. That's what DH does to me and I let him because it's more efficient than me sorting it out after he's made a mess of something!

Andrewofgg Sun 04-Sep-11 19:15:41

FredBare be careful of using the phone. The Australian Army once ordered 15,000 brass tacks and got 15,000 bra-straps!

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