Saturday, June 9, 2012

Weird lists

A survey by the Skipton Building Society of 2,000 people revealed the 50 things which show you have become a fully-fledged adult.
Well, I couldn't resist...

1.Having a mortgage

2.Mum and dad no longer make your financial decisions

3.Paying into a pension

4.Conducting a weekly food shop

5.Written a Will

6.Having children

7.Budgeting every month

8.Being able to cook an evening meal from scratch

9.Getting married

10.Having life insurance


12.Having a savings account

13.Knowing what terms like 'ISA' and 'tracker' mean

14.Watching the news

15.Owning a lawn mower

16.Doing your own washing

17.Taking trips to the local tip

18.Planting flowers

19.Being able to bleed a radiator

20.Having a joint bank account

21.Having a view on politics

22.Keeping track of interest rates

23.Finding a messy house annoying

24.Being able to change a light bulb

25.Owning a vacuum cleaner

26.Holding dinner parties

27.Listening to Radio 2

28.Enjoying gardening

29.Spending weekend just 'pottering'

30.Mum starts asking you for advice

31.Carrying spare shopping bags just in case

32.Like going round garden centres

33.Wearing coats on a night out

34.Going to bed before 11pm

35.Making sure mum and dad are phoned at least once a week

36.Classing work as a career rather than a job

37.Repairing torn clothing rather than throwing it away

38.You iron

39.You wash up immediately after eating

40.Enjoy cooking

41.Buying a Sunday paper

42.Always going out with a sensible pair of

43.You like receiving gift vouchers

44.Work keeps you awake at night

45.Filing post

46.Having a 'best' crockery set

47.Being able to change a car tyre

48.Being sensible enough to remove make up off before bedtime

49.Being able to follow a receipt

50.Owning 'best towels' as well as 'everyday towels'
No, haven’t got one.

Well, yes.

No, only myself to blame there too (and the CSA)



Having kids does not make you an adult, merely fertile.


How does that make you an adult?


I do, but it doesn’t make me an adult


Hell no.

Watching it yes, believing it no


No, my good Lady does though

Only because they don’t collect

Hell no

A ten year old could do that


That they are all corrupt idiots? Yes


Sort of

Again a ten year old…

This makes you an adult how?




See above


Why? I mean why?




What and worry the hell out of them



 I can, I don’t




Trainers and walking boots

Hell no

Only nightshifts

Only if threatened



I don’t wear make up



To me being an adult isn't what you own or what you listen too, it's not even what you do. It's a state of mind, a willingness to take the consequences of your decisions.
Now look through the papers at the politicians, civil servants, social workers, police chiefs etc who constantly try to shift blame.
That isn't what adults do...

3 annotations:

Woodsy42 said...

How do you follow a "receipt" (no49)?

Anonymous said...

24.Being able to change a light bulb

In your response Mr QM I think you are being exceedingly unfair to (most) of the youth of today!

Anonymous said...

Who wrote this cockpile?

51: Not having a so-called job writing spastic questions.
52: Not poor or tasteless enough to live in a shithole like Skipton