This week’s Listicles topic is Impractical Things courtesy of Amanda.  Next Monday’s list is Ridiculous Things Online.  That will be a fun one.  I had planned on putting my own spin on this week’s topic… and findign 10 impractical things in my kitchen, but I never got that far.  So, I am going to list 10 Impractical Things I Learned in School.  How’s that?  Let’s go…

  1. Algebra – Seriously, have you EVER use this in real life?
  2. Cursive – I always print.  Or type.  The only thing I write in cursive is when I sign my name… and its more of a hybrid of print and cursive.  I don’t even use cursive when I journal for scrapbooking.
  3. Learning the Periodic Table of Elements – Really?  I stressed over this in chemistry.  What has it gotten me?  Yeah, the only thing I need to know on that list is SILVER.  Cause that’s the color jewelry I like.  (And, for the records, its Ag.)
  4. Fake Flour Babies – Really schools?  We lugged around a 5 pound bag of flour to help us understand the concept of birth control.  Hey… guess what?  Babies weigh more than 5 pounds, we wouldn’t have them with us at school, and they pee and poop and throw up.
  5. MLA Citations – I have never, ever, ever used this outside of English class in school.  Get with the program– APA 6th edition.  Teach something useful.
  6. Different Ways to Say No to Drugs – Okay, really.  “Hey, you want some?”  “Nah, I’m good dude.”  You don’t need several ways to say no.  Just say no.  It’s simple.
  7. Using a Card Catalog – Do kids these days even KNOW what that is?  Do they know how hard it was to find a book in the files and then write it down on the little piece of paper and then go search for it?  Heck, these days they can just access the flipping book online!
  8. How to Climb a Rope and/or Cross a Rope Bridge – Really?  That’s useful.  I encounter those things on a daily basis.  Crossing the parking lot into work is dangerous– that roaring river below the rope bridge– super scary.
  9. How To “Borrow” When Doing Long Division – Do you remember this?  You had to put the little “r” and the amount leftover?  Type that crap in a calculator and get a decimal.  There isn’t a little bank somewhere with all the “r”s waiting to be cashed in.
  10. Obey The Rules – Guess what– those who succeed in life…. they break the rules.  They think outside the box.  They go against the grain.

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