CONFESSIONS OF A "WELL-ROUNDED" PERSON
I have a BA from an accredited university. I'm almost 30 years old. I've traveled. I listen to NPR. On no uncertain snobby terms, I like to think of myself as informed, well-read and fairly cultured. With the exception of these glaring gaps.
- •I consistently forget the names of current US political figures.It was a personal relief to me when John Boehner resigned because I was like, finally I can stop forgetting who that guy is. 😳
- •I'm pretty much Shakespeare illiterate.I mean, I know general plot outlines. Especially if they've been beaten into a Julia Stiles/Amanda Bynes movie. Wishbone was also very helpful. 😳
- •I didn't vote in the last local election.I meant to! I even researched local candidates for the school board election (aka tried to find their Facebook pages.) I'm a firm believer that real change begins on a local level and you're part of the problem if you're not participating in a solution and blah blah blah. And yet... 😳
- •I've never been to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.No excuses here. There are too many people who already question whether the Holocaust really happened, it's something that's always been important to me and I live mere hours away from DC. I just haven't done it. (snobby traveler alert: I have been to Dachau, Germany but I don't think that makes up for not visiting the museum that's practically in my backyard.) 😳
- •I have no idea when to use "who" and when to use "whom".Just... No idea. Ross Geller is the most help I've received in this area. 😳
- •I can't dive, turn a cartwheel or drive a stick shift (at least not very well).I'm not sure if these count under the umbrella of "cultured" or "educated" but in the spirit of inclusion I thought I'd throw them in. 😳
- •I've never read James Joyce, Henry James or Arthur Miller.And many, many more. As someone who considers reading to be my only truly successful and worthwhile hobby, this is particularly painful to admit. 😳
- •I really, really love Starbucks.Whether you're a devout conservative or pro-small business or just trying to go against the grain of consumer America, there seem to be a lot of reasons to ditch the mermaid these days. I'm here to say that I unabashedly love Starbucks. 😁 (😳)
- •I'm sure there are more but I think I've embarrassed myself enough for one day.