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Andrew Huff / October 13, 2010 12:23 AM

Question suggested by Jason M. Got a good one for us? Send it to

jennifer / October 13, 2010 9:23 AM


Annie / October 13, 2010 9:27 AM

I'd like to learn how to decide which battles are worth picking.

Charlie D. / October 13, 2010 10:06 AM

Jennifer beat me to it...

Mucky Fingers / October 13, 2010 11:36 AM

Small talk.

Baldeesh / October 13, 2010 12:32 PM

How Dudes Should Treat You.

Seriously, if that class actually existed, it would have saved me tons of time and heartbreak.

LaShawn Williams / October 13, 2010 2:53 PM

The art of the "poker face." I am way too expressive with my face; even though I don't SAY anything, I might as well after you've checked out my facial expression. :-(

jjj / October 13, 2010 3:33 PM

I would love to take a class in how to do all those domestic things that women of my grandmother's generation all knew how to do but somehow didn't get passed on to me. Like how to iron a shirt with buttons properly, how to darn socks and how to can food.

printdude / October 14, 2010 8:44 AM

What I'd like to know is how to pick locks.

jjj, if you know how to pick locks, I can teach you how to darn socks, iron shirts with buttons on them and how to can food. i have know idea how I picked up these domestic skills, but somehow, I did. Not like I use them very often.

vicky / October 14, 2010 11:46 AM

once i was naive and i used the emergency exit with my friend at the landmark century theatre and we found ourselves trapped on a fire escape in the winter and we were really upset that we didn't learn how to escape off a fire escape in school

jjj / October 14, 2010 4:31 PM

printdude -- sorry, but I don't know how to pick locks either. But I'm impressed that you know how to do the other stuff -- especially the darning of the socks.

Sam / October 14, 2010 6:12 PM

Common sense.

fluffy / October 14, 2010 7:13 PM

how to be fake. it would help me in lots of social situations.

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