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What Tasks Are You Avoiding Through Strategic Incompetence?

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On Fridays I post a series of questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one question, answer all, reply to someone else. On to this week's topics of discussion!

1. "Strategic incompetence" is the art of avoiding certain tasks by pretending you don't know how to do them. We discussed this topic here six years ago after a Wall Street Journal article diagnosed my attitude toward our office printer. But six years is enough time to build up a new list of things to get out of, so I'll ask again—what tasks are you avoiding through strategic incompetence?
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2. You've got a 500 mile drive ahead of you, but you can only listen to one CD on repeat the entire trip. (Technical problems. I don't know.) What album would you choose as your companion?
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3. If you could meet one person—OK, not "meet" meet, but talk with here in a mental_floss video chat—who would it be? We're willing to ask anyone regardless how unlikely it seems.
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4. And if you have a question for the group, toss it out here. Have a great weekend!

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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