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Supposedly simple things you find difficult?

fluffycat
fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
(1) Applying cat  Flea Drops, can’t avoid wetting hair even when parting fur!

(2) Sealing sink or bath. The silicon paste goes wobbly. Try to smooth with finger or spoon but a pigs ear Job!!

(3) Adding music to mobile phone. Rarely carries over info text, so need to quickly add to a playlist to find again. Sometimes have to convert the format. (WMA default instead of MP3)
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,702 Disability Gamechanger
    Eating, going out, talking to people...  :#
  • DaddyBear
    DaddyBear Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Opening jars with stew tops, gripping a problem
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    DaddyBear said:
    Opening jars with stew tops, gripping a problem
    I find if I use a bottle opener to make lid go pop they open easier. 

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,782 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm guessing this is excluding things that are due to disability/medical reasons? Otherwise the list could be almost endless :D 

    Things I find hard that are not due to health issues...

    - Blowing my nose. Honestly I can't do it. It just causes my ears to explode and makes a massive mess but doesn't seem to unblock my nose at all.

    - Trusting technology. I always have to check something has worked for example making sure an email comes up in my sent folder after I've sent it. Don't get me started on electric parking brakes!!

    - Hitting a golf ball in a straight line.

    - Not breaking things!!
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 1,651 Pioneering
    Dropping things and having to pick them up
    Tying shoe laces
    Cooking = (Anything) 
    Bothering to read forms ECT properly. 😜
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,893 Disability Gamechanger
    Cooking and washing pots from wheelchair height 

    Sleeping at night then trying to stay awake in day 

    Avoiding typing errors as I don't always re read to check 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,343 Disability Gamechanger
    Having a polite conversation with one of my sons ☹️

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,702 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 3
    66Mustang said:

    Things I find hard that are not due to health issues...

    - Blowing my nose. Honestly I can't do it. It just causes my ears to explode and makes a massive mess but doesn't seem to unblock my nose at all.
    I'm sure this is a skill that has now been lost to the winds of time...  You no longer see groups of old men creating an orchestral symphony of trumpeting sounds while blowing their noses!  

    Incidentally, I can't do it either...just end up triggering a nose bleed in my case.  Also rather worryingly making my eyes water, I'm not sure quite how closely they're linked as the thought of snot coming out of my eyes wasn't a fun one.  :|
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    Cooking and washing pots from wheelchair height 

    Sleeping at night then trying to stay awake in day 

    Avoiding typing errors as I don't always re read to check 
    Hard to know if lie in or siesta if foggy feeling, as can affect the next night! 
    Cat can sleep for England though.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    Anything low down as my spine don't bend with out lots of pain and then I can't walk properly, so that's picking things up, can't access freezer, use low seating and list goes on, helping hand sticks are a god send
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

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    If sleeping was an Olympic sport @fluffycat, I would put cats forward as Team GB's athletes :) 
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    edited June 4
    I have dyspraxia so I have trouble with using a segway, throwing and catching, making wires, sewing, soldering, putting a thread through a needle, using a hoola hoop and skipping rope, kicking a football

    Because I'm autistic I have a monotone voice, blunted affect (lack of facial expressions), and I can't voluntarily change the expression on my face. I lack social imagination and understanding of social norms that are specific to the specific situation at the current time.

    The most important one is going to sleep early and quickly. :)
  • Susanfelix
    Susanfelix Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Staying awake during the day even though I have plenty of sleep at night.😴🌛
  • outlaw666
    outlaw666 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    edited June 6
    leeCal said:
    Having a polite conversation with one of my sons ☹️
    Impossible Dude. . . its because they are just [Removed by moderator - inappropriate language]. !
  • outlaw666
    outlaw666 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Long Division, logarithms and cryptic crosswords . 
  • cat_hug
    cat_hug Member Posts: 147 Pioneering
    Remembering to eat. Answering phone, Meeting up with people, being on time, staying awake.  
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 1,651 Pioneering
    @outlaw666
    I'm with you on all three of those. I never could understand long division.

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,654

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    Hi @outlaw666. I've removed one word from your post that constituted inappropriate language. Please refrain from using this kind of language on the community, especially when directed towards other people. You can refresh yourself of our house rules here if you need to. 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,654

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    @cat_hug said:
    Answering phone
    I'm sure there are lots of different reasons why people find this difficult, but it's definitely something I struggle with too. Giving people a call can be hard as well- "just give them a ring!" fills me with dread every time I hear it. I have improved through necessity though.
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    I have problems with contacting people while I'm waiting for them to contact me first.

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