Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hindsight is 20/20, part II

In an effort to protect the tellers of these tales, I will share some stories that have come my way following the "What did you wish you knew before you went to college" post.

A coworker here in The Valley told me that, prior to entering college, she had never had to make a bed. "I wish I had known how to do that," she confessed. Which brings up a whole list of life skills that college freshmen need before going off to live in a dorm. Moms and dads, here's your homework: Teach the kiddies how to
1. Do laundry
2. Grocery shop - on a budget
3. Create a budget (and live on it)
4. Cook basic meals - boil water, use an oven without catching anything on fire
5. Put out a fire - with a fire extinguisher and with salt (for those in-oven disasters)
6. Clean a bathroom
7. Patch small nail holes in a wall (so that's what spackle is for!)
8. Sew on a button, repair the hem in a skirt or pants

Any other suggestions?


Anonymous said...

Know how to balance a checkbook!
How to tie a necktie, and
the proper way to address a superior.

Anonymous said...

How about 'indoor voice' and 'outdoor voice.' No Johnny, everyone in the restaurant doesn't want to hear your story, use your indoor voice.