1. How to light a match stick in a single stroke.
I know others can do this. At least RD can. But I cant. No matter how new the match box is, I can never never light that matchstick in a single stroke. Its so frustrating when there are 0.25689 seconds left in the morning and you need to light that diya…ugh! Everyday is a struggle for me. and lets not even get to that point when the matchbox gets used up and the sides get worn out..RD can still strike that match with a single stroke. Me? Well, I just light the gas with the lighter, light the matchstick in the gas flame and light the lamp..yes I am smart that ways eh?
I dont know why Amma Appa didnt teach me this very important skill required in life! Gah! and then thank God I am not a smoker, otherwise, I dont know how many millions I would have lost now trying to light up the cigarettes..
2. How to untie the knot of a string which is already tied to save it from going into the cloth.
Does anyone else do this? An aunt of mine had taught me that you can tie the two ends of the nada (string) of the salwar so that the nadas dont vanish into the cloth. Now once tied, you can tighten it by using it as if its two strings tied together..confused? yes, so am I!
so imagine this situation when you have to pee really bad and have been postponing it out of sheer laziness..and finally you HAVE TO..and that damn pre-tied nada just refuses to come out and you just go knots and knots…I have called RD so many times to save me in such situations..gah!
Dont know if Amma Appa themselves can untie such a knot, but they didnt teach me 😦
3. How to wipe the floors of the house
The pater and mater ensured bro and I can wash clothes, wash vessels, sweep the house clean with a broom, but in all their training, they just forgot to teach us how to wipe the floor with a cloth and water….Guess, they thought its something children learn naturally like how they learn to breathe or walk..but dear amma appa, THATS NOT THE CASE! Bro and I now, both dont know how to wipe floors :(:( THIS is why our houses have househelps..because both of us are hopeless in that task..and lets not even talk about our spouses…they are equally untrained 🙂
Anything you remember that your parents forgot to teach you?
IMC is celebrating Book Fortnight..so anyone interested in contributing stories, book reviews, or anything book related..please go ahead and contribute eh?
and oh oh..read the amazing Sangi’s interview on IMC today (http://www.indianmomsconnect.com/2013/08/18/interview-with-sangitha-blogger-teacher-reader-and-of-course-mother/)