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2022-07-03 5:55:47 AM  
Lesson One: Don't apply for the school logo credit card just for the free hoodie.

Wait, what? Capital One is a partner sponsor of the stadium? Oh, in that case "the higher the APR, the harder you party!"
 
2022-07-03 6:09:22 AM  
Teach what my parents know?

Like how to wade in a swimming pool with your shoes on?

How to tip 9% on a check?

How to guilt-trip your kids at the holidays?
 
2022-07-03 6:09:42 AM  
How to blanch: laugh at the process and buy frozen veggies from the freezer section that give you more for your money with an initial freeze infinitely better than anything you could hope to do at home
 
2022-07-03 6:13:48 AM  
Yes, I recall many conversations at my parents knee of the intricacies of landlord-tenant law, something they hadn't experienced in 20 years by the time I left for college, subby.

/Stupid clickbait headline is stupid
 
2022-07-03 6:14:39 AM  
How to cook rice without burning it.
 
2022-07-03 6:17:49 AM  
*used

How much will their parents be paying for that class?

I see it doesn't have basics like budgeting or laundry.  Or cooking.  Not much point in learning about food storage if you don't know what to do with it.
 
2022-07-03 6:18:20 AM  
Okay, what the actual f*ck?

Learn what blanching is, what foods need to be blanched and why, what foods freeze well, and what foods don't. These tips will help you preserve your food and save money.

I am 58 years old, I do not know what "blanching" is, never learned it, and was never taught by a mother who came from West By God Virginia raised by a woman who lived through the Great Depression ffs. I did, however, grow up in the Reagan Recession and learned how to cook.

July 26: Informed Renter
Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We will talk about the rental process from finding a place to live to moving out.

I learned this as many of us did: The hard way. A class in doing it might work (she said dubiously) but it's pretty straightforward: fill out renter's application, pay deposit, move in. Don't fark the place up too badly, give notice, move out. You will never get your deposit back, so don't try. There, I've saved you a two-week course.August 2: Healthy UHow to keep yourself healthy now and in the future? Learn some strategies and ways to advocate for your wellness, stay mentally, and physically healthy as you transition into adulthood.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2022-07-03 6:19:27 AM  

Concrete Donkey: How to blanch: laugh at the process and buy frozen veggies from the freezer section that give you more for your money with an initial freeze infinitely better than anything you could hope to do at home


I don't know, I live in farming country, I can get a year's worth of produce for very little money here. If I process it well I have very nice, very fresh, produce all year for way less than buying from the freezer section. Being able to blanch and freeze food (or dehydrate, can, etc...) is super useful.

Also, those skills were basically mandatory in my family, Grandma's family almost starved during the depression and she was determined we would all know how to provide for ourselves without depending on what the store wanted to charge for food.
 
2022-07-03 6:23:38 AM  
Topics include:

* How to sue your HOA

* When is a TRO appropriate

* Which state can I go to for a legal abortion

* What to do if your boss calls the competition f**s and p***ies.

* What do you do now that your crypto wallet has been stolen/is worthless
 
2022-07-03 6:30:23 AM  
Kids who pay attention in classes will already know this stuff and kids who don't are still going to complain that no one taught them.
 
2022-07-03 6:30:49 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: How to cook rice without burning it.


Step #1: Get a rice cooker.

There is no Step #2.
 
2022-07-03 6:31:26 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Okay, what the actual f*ck?

Learn what blanching is, what foods need to be blanched and why, what foods freeze well, and what foods don't. These tips will help you preserve your food and save money.

I am 58 years old, I do not know what "blanching" is, never learned it, and was never taught by a mother who came from West By God Virginia raised by a woman who lived through the Great Depression ffs. I did, however, grow up in the Reagan Recession and learned how to cook.

July 26: Informed Renter
Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We will talk about the rental process from finding a place to live to moving out.

I learned this as many of us did: The hard way. A class in doing it might work (she said dubiously) but it's pretty straightforward: fill out renter's application, pay deposit, move in. Don't fark the place up too badly, give notice, move out. You will never get your deposit back, so don't try. There, I've saved you a two-week course.August 2: Healthy UHow to keep yourself healthy now and in the future? Learn some strategies and ways to advocate for your wellness, stay mentally, and physically healthy as you transition into adulthood.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


I would modify this to "make sure to do as much damage as the deposit, since you will never get it back"
 
2022-07-03 6:31:27 AM  
3 credits for the athletes on scholarships. Also get rocks for jocks[geology 101] with C. Nile Oldguy, tennis or bowling, and mass media taught by one of the grad students.
 
2022-07-03 6:32:35 AM  
If these classes are scheduled in the morning, they'll be a terrible failure simply because the parents won't be around to kick the students out of bed.
 
2022-07-03 6:35:46 AM  
The kind of student who would voluntarily take summer courses is the type that least needs Adulting 101.
 
2022-07-03 6:40:25 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: How to cook rice without burning it.


2 parts water to 1 part rice, heat water to boil, put in rice, a pat of butter and a pinch of salt, then reduce heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes. 

Conversely, buy a rice cooker.

Learning to cook a few basic dishes at home-stirfry, chili, quesadillas- instead of using Doordash for every meal will save you money and impress dates.

I'd definitely urge young'uns to be smart about saving money and keeping to an exercise routine, but my #1 recommendation would be to travel while you're young and unencumbered by kids and a mortgage. Ideally, they should try to get paid to travel, like teaching English abroad for a year, but nothing beats seeing the world when you are young and flexible.
 
2022-07-03 6:40:57 AM  
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2022-07-03 6:42:02 AM  
You kids.   Didn't we learn everything from Dr Benjamin Spock?   Everyone's a winner.   You should be a kid your entire life.
 
2022-07-03 6:46:48 AM  
"Adulting 101"

🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
 
2022-07-03 6:47:12 AM  
I still use knowledge from Humanities 242 Plants and Man.

It was one of those classes where you could brew beer for a final but if it didn't turn out amazing you'd get a B.
 
2022-07-03 6:54:21 AM  
ECON 201: Water Softener Salt Procurement, Storage, and Usage

COMM 411: "Because, I Said So" (BISO) - The Art of Parental Justification

INDS 305: Contemporary Furnace Filter Concepts

MKTG 101: LinkedIn Etiquette and Professionalism

ACCT 400: Special Topics in Bill Paying
 
2022-07-03 7:00:13 AM  
Lesson 1: if you use the ridiculous term "adulting", nobody will perceive you as one.
 
2022-07-03 7:03:06 AM  
How old do you have to be before you stop blaming your shortcomings on your parents?
 
2022-07-03 7:03:35 AM  

Gyrfalcon: July 26: Informed Renter
Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We will talk about the rental process from finding a place to live to moving out.

I learned this as many of us did: The hard way. A class in doing it might work (she said dubiously) but it's pretty straightforward: fill out renter's application, pay deposit, move in. Don't fark the place up too badly, give notice, move out. You will never get your deposit back, so don't try. There, I've saved you a two-week course.


That works if you don't have an assholr who rents the house to you. Knowing which specific rughts you have will definitely help in those situations.
 
2022-07-03 7:15:08 AM  

swahnhennessy: The kind of student who would voluntarily take summer courses is the type that least needs Adulting 101.


So, working over the summer to cover what your student aid doesn't cover because you want to take out less loans is NOT what a responsible adult does?

Damn, I wasted my summers, should have taken out an extra 40K in loans.
 
2022-07-03 7:20:05 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Kids who pay attention in classes will already know this stuff and kids who don't are still going to complain that no one taught them.


This!
My brother has 2 kids one worked from 14, studied hard and went to college to be a nurse.  1st job out of school $90k+ 3/12 hour shifts and lives at home still (23) college paid off, new car paid off, retirement savings started and banking for a house.
Kid 2 (older one) goofed off in school, no college, emt which is a dead end minimum wage job and moved out 2 years ago and has to borrow 1k a month to be broke.
Kid 2 complains Kid 1 has it easy yet refuses to move home and go back to school(parent paid) because she's an adult..... she was the favored child.
2 kids raised basically the same and 1 will be the farker always complaining how everyone has it easy, everything is expensive, the system is built against you and her sister got lucky....with her masters and nursing degree.
The other will hopefully have a long and happy financially stable life and use her sister as a cautionary tale for her kids.
 
2022-07-03 7:21:20 AM  

70Ford: [i.imgur.com image 526x513]


Bacon and avocado sammiches are good.
 
2022-07-03 7:21:52 AM  

BorgiaGinz: drjekel_mrhyde: How to cook rice without burning it.

2 parts water to 1 part rice, heat water to boil, put in rice, a pat of butter and a pinch of salt, then reduce heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes. 

Conversely, buy a rice cooker.

Learning to cook a few basic dishes at home-stirfry, chili, quesadillas- instead of using Doordash for every meal will save you money and impress dates.

I'd definitely urge young'uns to be smart about saving money and keeping to an exercise routine, but my #1 recommendation would be to travel while you're young and unencumbered by kids and a mortgage. Ideally, they should try to get paid to travel, like teaching English abroad for a year, but nothing beats seeing the world when you are young and flexible.


Bag o rice says water + salt.  Add bag then heat to a boil, 10 minutes later you have rice.   My uncle Ben has never been wrong.
 
2022-07-03 7:25:13 AM  

BorgiaGinz: drjekel_mrhyde: How to cook rice without burning it.

2 parts water to 1 part rice, heat water to boil, put in rice, a pat of butter and a pinch of salt, then reduce heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes. 

Conversely, buy a rice cooker.

Learning to cook a few basic dishes at home-stirfry, chili, quesadillas- instead of using Doordash for every meal will save you money and impress dates.

I'd definitely urge young'uns to be smart about saving money and keeping to an exercise routine, but my #1 recommendation would be to travel while you're young and unencumbered by kids and a mortgage. Ideally, they should try to get paid to travel, like teaching English abroad for a year, but nothing beats seeing the world when you are young and flexible.


Was lucky enough to do that.  It was amazing but is definitely for the young.  At 25 I was flying all over for my IT job, got to see plenty of sights at the strip clubs in almost every state and many countries.  Canada is great!!!
Do it young.
if you get married don't jump right into kids, spend a few years enjoying your new life so you don't resent the kids later.
 
2022-07-03 7:26:56 AM  

assjuice: How old do you have to be before you stop blaming your shortcomings on your parents?


Judging by my brother? More than 47. No signs that we're approaching personal responsibility yet, either, so I'm guessing at least 50.
 
2022-07-03 7:28:53 AM  

Gyrfalcon: You will never get your deposit back, so don't try.


Correct. Even if you leave the place cleaner than when you moved in.
 
2022-07-03 7:30:20 AM  

InfoFreako: Lesson 1: if you use the ridiculous term "adulting", nobody will perceive you as one.


I leaned it in healthy U.

Something tells me the instructor is not an adult and neither is the person who designed the course.

It's not a bad idea since many kids have 1 parent or parents that suck.
Basic cooking, Cleaning, organizing, personal finance, career choices, personal goals.... there is a lot to cover that parents should be passing down over the years.

Like offering a guest a drink and when hosting a party make sure there is enough food and drink that people actually like.

Oooo and how to fix a toilet when the flusher breaks.  I taught my kids that at age 8 and refreshed at 10 so they don't get stuck with a flooded floor or a floater they can't get rid of.
 
2022-07-03 7:31:03 AM  

assjuice: How old do you have to be before you stop blaming your shortcomings on your parents?


The age where your the generation everyone blames for the world's problems.
 
2022-07-03 7:31:26 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: swahnhennessy: The kind of student who would voluntarily take summer courses is the type that least needs Adulting 101.

So, working over the summer to cover what your student aid doesn't cover because you want to take out less loans is NOT what a responsible adult does?

Damn, I wasted my summers, should have taken out an extra 40K in loans.


Summer jobs are disappearing quickly.  My kid has a few years to go before hitting that age, so I've been talking with other parents.  There's just not the variety of jobs available over the summer we had growing up.

Personally, I'm working with my kid on his drone photography, since I know wedding photographers he could work with once he's got a portfolio, even as a teenager.  But that's not a traditional summer job - that's a modern job that's only available to him because I'm his father, able to afford what he needs for that.

However the more traditional jobs like mowing lawns, minor retail jobs, food service, etc. for teens are vanishing.
 
2022-07-03 7:36:39 AM  

bthom37: AppleOptionEsc: swahnhennessy: The kind of student who would voluntarily take summer courses is the type that least needs Adulting 101.

So, working over the summer to cover what your student aid doesn't cover because you want to take out less loans is NOT what a responsible adult does?

Damn, I wasted my summers, should have taken out an extra 40K in loans.

Summer jobs are disappearing quickly.  My kid has a few years to go before hitting that age, so I've been talking with other parents.  There's just not the variety of jobs available over the summer we had growing up.

Personally, I'm working with my kid on his drone photography, since I know wedding photographers he could work with once he's got a portfolio, even as a teenager.  But that's not a traditional summer job - that's a modern job that's only available to him because I'm his father, able to afford what he needs for that.

However the more traditional jobs like mowing lawns, minor retail jobs, food service, etc. for teens are vanishing.


Lifeguard is a great summer job and in really high demand.  Very fun for kids and college students.  Here in NY starting pay is around $18, more if your at a private place.  Looking at people in bathingsuits all.day could be nice... or a nightmare
Movie theaters are always looking for people during summer and school breaks, again a very fun place to work and all the movies you can watch free
 
2022-07-03 7:37:55 AM  

Sleeper_agent: Gyrfalcon: You will never get your deposit back, so don't try.

Correct. Even if you leave the place cleaner than when you moved in.


Bullshiat. I've always gotten most if not all my deposits back

Adulting 101: don't rent from scumbags
Adulting 205: learn how to take photos of rental unit on move in and move out day
 
2022-07-03 7:38:10 AM  
Half the topics mentioned in this thread were covered by Home Economics class.

Maybe you shouldn't have skipped that elective?

Maybe that elective should be mandatory?
 
2022-07-03 7:42:41 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Lesson One: Don't apply for the school logo credit card just for the free hoodie.

Wait, what? Capital One is a partner sponsor of the stadium? Oh, in that case "the higher the APR, the harder you party!"


I had a roommate who got these credit cards and maxed them out. He also took his leftover money from student aid and blew it on a bunch of stuff. He dropped out after the first year his grade point might have actually been like 1.2. His blood alcohol content was probably higher.
 
2022-07-03 7:43:43 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: How to cook rice without burning it.


I did that once and a girlfriend never let me forget I did that. I got distracted by watching TV
 
2022-07-03 7:45:09 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Okay, what the actual f*ck?

Learn what blanching is, what foods need to be blanched and why, what foods freeze well, and what foods don't. These tips will help you preserve your food and save money.

I am 58 years old, I do not know what "blanching" is, never learned it, and was never taught by a mother who came from West By God Virginia raised by a woman who lived through the Great Depression ffs. I did, however, grow up in the Reagan Recession and learned how to cook.

July 26: Informed Renter
Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We will talk about the rental process from finding a place to live to moving out.

I learned this as many of us did: The hard way. A class in doing it might work (she said dubiously) but it's pretty straightforward: fill out renter's application, pay deposit, move in. Don't fark the place up too badly, give notice, move out. You will never get your deposit back, so don't try. There, I've saved you a two-week course.August 2: Healthy UHow to keep yourself healthy now and in the future? Learn some strategies and ways to advocate for your wellness, stay mentally, and physically healthy as you transition into adulthood.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Blanching is named after Rue McClanahan's character on The Golden Girls. You don't want to know what Dorothying is.
 
2022-07-03 7:46:53 AM  
"Learn about various digital tools to help you stay organized. We will discuss how to make a to-do list, keep an organized calendar, reduce clutter, and find things faster."

If you are a freshman at university and don't know how to make a to-do list, well I think we have another admission scandal on our horizon.
 
2022-07-03 7:47:08 AM  
And next semester they teach you all the crap you shouldn't have learned from your parents.

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2022-07-03 7:48:01 AM  

ctighe2353: bthom37:Lifeguard is a great summer job and in really high demand.  Very fun for kids and college students.  Here in NY starting pay is around $18, more if your at a private place.  Looking at people in bathingsuits all.day could be nice... or a nightmare
Movie theaters are always looking for people during summer and school breaks, again a very fun place to work and all the movies you can watch free


Lifeguard is a fun summer job until you actually have to fish some struggling kid out of the water. Then it's pretty difficult emotionally. My kid did it for three years before she decided the anxiety was too high for the money offered.
 
2022-07-03 7:52:48 AM  

ctighe2353: thurstonxhowell: Kids who pay attention in classes will already know this stuff and kids who don't are still going to complain that no one taught them.

This!
My brother has 2 kids one worked from 14, studied hard and went to college to be a nurse.  1st job out of school $90k+ 3/12 hour shifts and lives at home still (23) college paid off, new car paid off, retirement savings started and banking for a house.
Kid 2 (older one) goofed off in school, no college, emt which is a dead end minimum wage job and moved out 2 years ago and has to borrow 1k a month to be broke.
Kid 2 complains Kid 1 has it easy yet refuses to move home and go back to school(parent paid) because she's an adult..... she was the favored child.
2 kids raised basically the same and 1 will be the farker always complaining how everyone has it easy, everything is expensive, the system is built against you and her sister got lucky....with her masters and nursing degree.
The other will hopefully have a long and happy financially stable life and use her sister as a cautionary tale for her kids.


I have two older sisters, and 2 daughters.

Both sisters married unreliable guys and ended up divorced, with kids, no education and were poor until the day they died.

They served as role models of a sort for my daughters who are both employed, debt free and well educated.
 
2022-07-03 7:53:17 AM  

The Exit Stencilist: Sleeper_agent: Gyrfalcon: You will never get your deposit back, so don't try.

Correct. Even if you leave the place cleaner than when you moved in.

Bullshiat. I've always gotten most if not all my deposits back

Adulting 101: don't rent from scumbags
Adulting 205: learn how to take photos of rental unit on move in and move out day


Scumbags unfortunately don't usually have "scumbag" tattooed on their foreheads, but sometimes, you can find it 'round the side.

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2022-07-03 7:54:39 AM  

70Ford: [i.imgur.com image 526x513]


The problem is they go so well together....
 
2022-07-03 7:55:46 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: Half the topics mentioned in this thread were covered by Home Economics class.

Maybe you shouldn't have skipped that elective?

Maybe that elective should be mandatory?


Maybe it should be offered.

Not every high school was yours.
 
2022-07-03 7:57:14 AM  
Parris Island
 
2022-07-03 7:57:46 AM  
I wish courses like this had been available and mandatory from age 12 onward.

Sure, you should be learning from your family, but not everyone got a functional family. If the family lottery gave you one mentally ill parent and no extended family supporting you, you grow up with no one modeling successful adult behaviours in the home. It takes years to catch up on all the "how to human" your peers got since childhood.
 
2022-07-03 8:00:18 AM  

aagrajag: The Exit Stencilist: Sleeper_agent: Gyrfalcon: You will never get your deposit back, so don't try.

Correct. Even if you leave the place cleaner than when you moved in.

Bullshiat. I've always gotten most if not all my deposits back

Adulting 101: don't rent from scumbags
Adulting 205: learn how to take photos of rental unit on move in and move out day

Scumbags unfortunately don't usually have "scumbag" tattooed on their foreheads, but sometimes, you can find it 'round the side.

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Not doing THAT to your body should also be part of this course...You will never EVER be taken seriously
(No, not even by people your own age who are used to seeing it occasionally) with tattoos like this and/or
pierced up like a damn pincushion...The amount it limits your future is much more than the cool factor you
think it gets you..
 
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