…but I think this survey is totally whacked. Several of the questions are some teenager’s idea of what constitutes adulthood–but truly don’t even come close. If the survey were more accurate, it would say that I’m 35. Because I am. Honestly.
[X] You know how to make a pot of coffee
[X] You keep track of dates using a calendar
How else would you keep track of dates? Anything else would be like using a screwdriver to pound nails.
 You own a credit card
If this is a mark of maturity, I’m proud to be an infant.
[X] You know how to change the oil in a car
I not only know HOW, but I actually DO change the oil in my car about once every three month.
[X] You’ve done your own laundry
I would changes this question to “You do”. Adults don’t do their laundry once and then turn it back over to someone else.
[X] You can vote in an election
How about, “You are an informed voter, and actually vote in elections”?
[X] You can cook for yourself
[X] You think politics are interesting
Politics IS interesting. Politics are not interesting. By which I mean, national politics is an interesting subject. Being involved in politicking (office politics, etc.) is not.
 You show up for school late a lot
School? What’s that? And promptness seems a bit more grown-up than tardiness.
[X] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket
[X] You’ve never gotten a detention
 You have forgotten your own birthday
[X] You like to take walks by yourself
[X] You know what credibility means, without looking it up
[X] You drink caffeine at least once a week
[X] You know how to do the dishes
They should add “by hand”. If so, it’d rule out every single one of my lab students. I think we should start requiring life skills classes in high school–make students learn how to sweep floors, wipe tables, and wash dishes (Oh, and recognize the difference between a towel and a washcloth.) It’s amazing how many simple skills are lacking in today’s youth.
[X] You can count to 10 in another language
[X] When you say you’re going to do something you do it
[X] You can mow the lawn
[X] You study even when you don’t have to
[X] You have hand washed a car before
[X] You can spell experience, without looking it up
 The people at Starbucks know you by name
 Your favorite kind of food is take out
[X] You can go to the store without getting something you don’t need
[X] You understand political jokes the first time they are said
[X] You can type pretty quick
Was that “You can type PRETTY QUICK” (as in the words “Pretty quick”), or did it intend to say “You can type pretty quickly”? Yes, I am nit-picky about adjectives and adverbs.
 Your only friends are from your place of employment (school counts as employment)
I don’t know what kind of adult they’re talking about here–’cause most adults I know have other ways of knowing people. They have old friends and church friends and acquaintances from here or there and neighbor-friends, etc.
[X] You have been to a Tupperware party
 You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job
People took me seriously before I was 25 and had a job. Maybe it just depends on whether you say something worth being taken seriously.
 You have more bills than you can pay
Thanks to a little thing called “responsibility”, I choose to only accrue bills that I can afford to pay. What kind of survey is this?
[X] You have been to the beach
[X] You use the internet every day
[X] You have been outside of the United States 3 or more times
[X] You make your bed in the morning