According to a recent study in the United Kingdom, 20% of adults did not know how to change a lightbulb or boil an egg. In addition, one-third of the 2,004 surveyed could not prepare a meal without a recipe. 59% didn’t know how to get stains out of clothes. I have no doubt that people in the US are much the same but I can’t help wondering, weren’t these adults raised by parents who were adults? Wouldn’t they have taught their children how to change a lightbulb or cook a meal? When did parents stop teaching children basic household competence?
The survey results are rather surprising:
For those of you who attended UVA or Washington and Lee, it takes three people at those schools to change a lightbulb, one to actually change the bulb, one to mix the bourbon and branch, and one to reminisce about how wonderful the old lightbulb was.