TEN THINGS I UNDERSTAND ONLY MARGINALLY BUT SPEAK ABOUT WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE

Inspired by @ListPrompts. (My husband lovingly rolled his eyes and said, "why stop at 10?" 😬😬😬)
  1. 1.
    Social Work
    I have my BSW from an accredited university and very little understanding of the actual practice. Like, VERY little.
  2. 2.
    Ferberizing Your Baby
    Or any parenting method with a fancy name. I can tell you a 2 sentence summary of what I think it means and what actually works for my kid but that's about it. However, my easy manner and articulate speaking will lull you into believing I am a baby genius.
  3. 3.
    Fashion
    I tell people what not to wear with dictatorial rule and dizzying inconsistency. I once told my husband not to wear brown with black and then wore brown with black like every day for the next year. He was like, "YOU SAID IT WAS A RULE" and I was like, "THERE ARE NO RULES." Or are there...
  4. 4.
    Car Repair
    I know how to check and refill my engine fluids and pump my own gas (hey! I'm from Jersey, it's a big deal here!!) and fill my tires. That's it. But my dad and brothers know about fixing cars and I've picked up enough lingo to pretend like I know what I'm talking about. DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON SERPENTINE BELTS.
  5. 5.
    Election Politics
    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
  6. 6.
    Medical Billing
    This one is so absurd but true. I worked in a medical billing office for less than a year and we processed billing for a radiologist. I filed claims with insurances and learned to code a little so I picked up some random stuff. Like that Medicare wouldn't pay their pennies for a portable chest x-ray unless one of the diagnostic codes was shortness of breath. Crazy! So clearly I know the entire system and am an expert.
  7. 7.
    Wine
    I like wine. I drink wine. But it has to be a really bad or really amazing glass for me to notice a difference. I've found a few affordable brands I like and recommend them with utmost authority.
  8. 8.
    Europe
    I've traveled to Europe twice which gives me an advantage over almost everyone I know at home. Leaving me plenty of room to say things like, "OMG you HAVE to go and when you do, you have to stop at this little cafe in _____!" Pshhhh. What do I know?! I've just been lucky enough to take two vacations. I'll tell you this, if I know anything it's only because of Rick Steves so just listen to him instead.
  9. 9.
    Computers
    I know Word, Publisher and enough of Excel to get by. But get me with someone who doesn't know much about computers and I will BLOW THEIR MINDS when I switch screens using nothing but alt/shift and sheer cleverness.
  10. 10.
    Anything
    You name it and I'll throw in my expertise. I just told a friend who runs an Etsy shop that she should raise her prices and hire someone to help with processing and shipping orders. WHAT DO I KNOW?! I am a monster.