When you’re listing things that you’re good at, you always start with useful skills. For example I’m good at singing, I’m good at planning events, I’m good at Microsoft Excel, I’m good at starting up random conversations with people, and I’m good at baking. However, everybody’s good at things that just don’t fall into this list of useful skills (usually).
This blog post was inspired by a conversation that I had with my friend Josiah a long time ago. I watched him fold a piece of paper to put in a standard envelope. I know this sounds ridiculous, but he was really good at it. Didn’t second guess himself, made the creases nice, it came out straight, it was done quickly, and it fit perfectly in the envelope. He was good enough at it that I made a point to say something about it. When I did, he was surprised, but excited and said “thank you for noticing.” Apparently he had a job a while back where he became a paper-folding-to-a-standard-envelope-size expert.
This is one of those things. Those random things that people are good at. It took me this long to write the post because I wanted to make sure I came up with some good ones to share about myself.
1: I am really great at rolling tape. I use all of my fingers. I have good turnover time on getting the tape started again. And I stick at least 4 pieces of tape to my hand before I clear out which means less break time.
2: I am great at cutting paper in straight lines. You fold it back and forth on the line, press down on the crease, and rip slowly.
3: I am great at scooping cupcake batter into trays. I’ve got it down to a system – I know exactly which spoon to use, I know exactly how much to scoop, and I don’t usually make too big of a mess. I’m pretty sure I learned this from my mother.
So tell me, what are some of your greatest random talents?