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originally posted by: visitedbythem
How to swear like a sailor
originally posted by: Subrosabelow
My granddad taught me too much to list, to be honest. Gardening, putting up fences, how to irrigate fields the old fashioned manual way when you don't have a sprinkler system, plowing, roofing a house, feeding the all and sundry animals on the farm and how to feed orphan calves with a bottle. Blanket and halter training of colts and had he not slipped too far into alcoholism, I'd probably have learned welding as well. He was amazing at it and built anything from furniture to fences and barns.
Stepdad taught me how to maintain my car and do a boat load of house repairs.
My uncle was so damned smart and taught me geology, eventually leading me to a great interest in paleontology. I never managed to follow up on that dream, but the base in science did stick with me to a degree in Medical Technology working in a hospital lab.
All of them were big on hunting. Me... nope. Not gonna touch that with a 10 foot pole. No Bambi killin' for me lol.
But to be fair, my grandmother taught me so much about gardening and farming and repairs as well. Was never too fond of killing chickens and turkeys, but I can do it and can clean and dress them too. She taught me cooking, but that was only a small portion of what I got from her.
As far as teachers, I had the bad luck that most of the male ones were also coaches in my small town and the comedic stereotype of the lazy coach teacher was pretty spot on. Sadly. It wasn't until college that I found that stereotype shattered by the most amazing teachers in Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry/Organic Chemistry, Trig and Calculus.
I realize that some women have had a different experience
basically your claiming females are hopeless in general