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Not AIBU but what 'adult' thing have you never done?

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Pringlesonthetable Sun 23-Feb-20 20:19:12

What 'adult' thing have you never done?

I have reached the grand old age of 53 and have never booked a holiday abroad. I wouldn't even know where to start! and I fancy a holiday but don't know how to do it Holidays have always been in the UK, camping when the DC were young and caravanning for the last 12 years. My last foreign trip was when I was 19 and DM booked it. I just had to give her the money for it.

megletthesecond Sun 23-Feb-20 20:20:28

Got married.
Had a dinner party.

HainaultViaNewburyPark Sun 23-Feb-20 20:21:08

I’ve never cooked a roast dinner. I’m 44.

Davincitoad Sun 23-Feb-20 20:22:00

Had a baby?
Put petrol in my own car (for ten years- thanks hubby wink

Pringlesonthetable Sun 23-Feb-20 20:22:06

Ooh, yeah that's another never had a dinner party either

TwoZeroTwoZero Sun 23-Feb-20 20:22:13

Bought a house
Put up shelves or done any diy

IHeartKingThistle Sun 23-Feb-20 20:22:27

Used a lawnmower. I judge myself for this.

polkadotpj Sun 23-Feb-20 20:22:39

Used a drill

Hoohaahoo Sun 23-Feb-20 20:23:24

Been through a car wash. I’ve done it with dh driving but never done it myself.

TwoHeadedYellowBelliedHoleDig Sun 23-Feb-20 20:23:38

Opened a champagne or prosecco bottle. Those things are bastards.

Breastfeedingworries Sun 23-Feb-20 20:23:41

Had a dinner party, however! I am hosting one in March grin

Bought a house, got married, bought a plant at a garden centre....

Pringlesonthetable Sun 23-Feb-20 20:23:59

and another, not bought a house. OK...I'm not good at this 'being an adult' grin

dancebabydance Sun 23-Feb-20 20:24:08

Changed a light bulb

IDontDrinkTea Sun 23-Feb-20 20:24:41

Kept a plant alive longer than a fortnight...

Lipperfromchipper Sun 23-Feb-20 20:25:26

Taken out a mortgage (we bought outright)
Had a credit card.
Taken a car loan or payment plan.
I have no idea about any of those things, I can never join in conversations about them so I just stay quiet ( I’m aware I’m very lucky but it feels odd to not have the experience to talk about)

aLilNonnyMouse Sun 23-Feb-20 20:25:35

I've never been on a plane.
I've never taken the bins out.
I've never had a credit card or taken out a loan.
I've never thrown a dinner party.
I've never changed a nappy.
I've never gotten my driving license.
I've never had a full time job.

I'm 30 soon.

AhoyMrBeaver Sun 23-Feb-20 20:25:47

Ordered a takeaway. I don't know what my problem is. I have no issue ordering in restaurants though confused

TheTittefers Sun 23-Feb-20 20:25:58

Made a pavlova or pastry.

SirVixofVixHall Sun 23-Feb-20 20:27:19

I’ve never had a proper dinner party either. I haven’t learnt to drive.

CremeEggThief Sun 23-Feb-20 20:27:59

Drive. Never even had a lesson!
Sewed a button or Cubs/Scouts badge on.
Used a drill.
Lit a fire.

GlummyMcGlummerson Sun 23-Feb-20 20:29:50

Been camping. It doesn't appeal in the least. Why would anyone consider having the scrap bugs out their tent and pissing in a bucket a good holiday/trip?

Lobsterquadrille2 Sun 23-Feb-20 20:30:25

Got married.
Owned a toilet brush.

TidaQuel Sun 23-Feb-20 20:31:03

Drunk red wine
Held a dinner party
Been to a spa

ScarlettBlaize Sun 23-Feb-20 20:31:50

I've done everything listed above except learn to drive.

chockaholic72 Sun 23-Feb-20 20:31:56

Never got married, had a baby, or been through a car wash. I don’t have a clue re the latter and I’m 47.

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