What's your forte?

kidconnor

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Listening to the Yankee game and Sterling said something about a forte that some player had which got me thinking......

I don't have a forte. I want a forte. I want people to.hear of something and say 'banging hot 19 year olds? Oh thats kidconnors forte'. And I could say 'I always get the hot sister by making friends with the ugly sister. It's my forte'

Any one got a forte?
What would you want your forte to be?
Yes being a Douche to people is a forte.
Trolling is a forte.

After this starting dumb threads could be my forte... at least I would have one..


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Ballbuster1

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Fixing cars. If I do say so myself, I do it very well.



And Sterling is a jerk off and I'm so glad I don't have
to listen to him say anything.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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beating my dick like it owes me money.
 
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Fucking with other people's chicks apparently.

I see getting shot at as being a close second sooner or later.
 

LiddyRules

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Serious Answer: I suck at everything. I've never felt comfortable saying that I'm good at anything. Nor have I ever considered myself good at anything.

Goofy Answer:

 
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Oh were doing serious answer. In that case I can strike up a conversation with just about anyone and can make ANY college aged girl laugh. I'm actually more outgoing than my internet persona. Isn't that weird?
 

VMS

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Being ambitiously lazy. Looking back on my life, it's pretty much what I do.

I get into a project/business/job. I get buried up to my eyeballs. I bust my ass, work like a dog, constantly make minor improvements, and a year or two later I show up at opening, leave and closing, and take naps in between. Revenues are always up, costs are always down, and my actual effort is negligible by the end. Coast at that for a while until I get bored and start something new.

I could probably do a lot better if i stayed balls-to-the-wall, but I recognize I'm only able to do that while changing the job to make things easier for me, personally. In the process I make things generally better.

Don't think that will work if I entered a well-run situation, of course. I'm not that full of myself. But I've been dropped into some real disasters, and I have a knack for getting things fixed.
 

VMS

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Oh, and choosing the psycho hot chick instead of the cute good girl. I'm really good at that.
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whiskeyguy

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I'm very comfortable in social settings, I can have a discussion with just about anyone regarding a lot of topics.

However, if I had to pick one, I would say physically hard work. Always been drawn to jobs that require it. I also can handle it a lot more than a lot of people I know. I would work 50+ hours in a week logging, then on my only day off work on a side construction project or strap on a backpack and hike up a mountain.

Edit: Not so much today, but for the last 10 years I would also say drinking. I was a very good drunk.
 

LiddyRules

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Could self-hatred be one's forte?
 

Poison The Well

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Talking down a drunk. I've talked so many fuckin' idiots out of doing stupid shit that would get them into trouble legally that I consider that one of my fortes.
 
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Being ambitiously lazy. Looking back on my life, it's pretty much what I do.

I get into a project/business/job. I get buried up to my eyeballs. I bust my ass, work like a dog, constantly make minor improvements, and a year or two later I show up at opening, leave and closing, and take naps in between. Revenues are always up, costs are always down, and my actual effort is negligible by the end. Coast at that for a while until I get bored and start something new.

I could probably do a lot better if i stayed balls-to-the-wall, but I recognize I'm only able to do that while changing the job to make things easier for me, personally. In the process I make things generally better.

Don't think that will work if I entered a well-run situation, of course. I'm not that full of myself. But I've been dropped into some real disasters, and I have a knack for getting things fixed.
Yeah, this is me to a T. Along with that, though, I can look at any sort of business model, and tell you exactly what's wrong with it and how to fix it. It's horribly frustrating working for anyone, really. I'm one of those guys who had to start my own business or I was going to stick a gun in my mouth.
 
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Talking down a drunk. I've talked so many fuckin' idiots out of doing stupid shit that would get them into trouble legally that I consider that one of my fortes.
I'm usually the designated drunk talker-downer with my friends as well. I don't know if you'd call that a natural forte, though, since it stems from a decade+ of sales training.
 

LiddyRules

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Being ambitiously lazy. Looking back on my life, it's pretty much what I do.

I get into a project/business/job. I get buried up to my eyeballs. I bust my ass, work like a dog, constantly make minor improvements, and a year or two later I show up at opening, leave and closing, and take naps in between. Revenues are always up, costs are always down, and my actual effort is negligible by the end. Coast at that for a while until I get bored and start something new.

I could probably do a lot better if i stayed balls-to-the-wall, but I recognize I'm only able to do that while changing the job to make things easier for me, personally. In the process I make things generally better.

Don't think that will work if I entered a well-run situation, of course. I'm not that full of myself. But I've been dropped into some real disasters, and I have a knack for getting things fixed.
This may not be exactly what you're talking about, but I prefer the term coasting. I've always been a decent student, decent employee, and can work 12-14 hours at a clip (provided I can start around noon or 1). I've just never really applied myself to anything, and never really felt motivated enough to try and make something of myself. I just kind of fall into things, let them play out, and panic during the entire period knowing that it won't last forever. It's why I am more a temp/freelancer than anything else (though without the coolness that comes with being a freelancer). And I've never been anything more than adequate at anything I do, and I live in constant fear of being exposed as the incompetent fool I know I am.

I also regularly talk to homeless/crazy people.
 

Poison The Well

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This may not be exactly what you're talking about, but I prefer the term coasting. I've always been a decent student, decent employee, and can work 12-14 hours at a clip (provided I can start around noon or 1). I've just never really applied myself to anything, and never really felt motivated enough to try and make something of myself. I just kind of fall into things, let them play out, and panic during the entire period knowing that it won't last forever. It's why I am more a temp/freelancer than anything else (though without the coolness that comes with being a freelancer). And I've never been anything more than adequate at anything I do, and I live in constant fear of being exposed as the incompetent fool I know I am.

I also regularly talk to homeless/crazy people.
I can sort of relate. It's what I was like the first 6 months out of college. I was just sort of waiting around for something to happen. I'm getting out of it and I've been really trying to advance in my career but it's hard getting a foot in the door when you don't know anyone on the other side.
 

Poon Slayer

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Serious Answer: I suck at everything. I've never felt comfortable saying that I'm good at anything. Nor have I ever considered myself good at anything.

Goofy Answer:

But Liddy if you didn't concede to self loathing so much, you could've dropped that as a legit joke. Just food for thought.
 

BIV

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Pissing off Vos.
 

Creasy Bear

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Working my ass off today, so I can be a lazy slacker tomorrow.

I love being a lazy ass slacker, and I'm willing to bust my ass and work like a lunatic in a quick spurt, so that I can coast along later.

I've done it 4 times at 4 different jobs.

I worked in hospitals and ran the medical equipment maintenance/repair programs. I'd work like a dog for the first year... I'd barcode all the equipment and get a perfect digital inventory. I'd set up all of my outside vendors(the people I'd call to do the actual work). I'd hook up the department heads of the hospitals directly with the vendors... take myself right out of the loop. I'd set up a computer-based work request system(so I didn't have to interact with human beings on a phone... yuck.) I'd streamline every system and make everything as automatic and hands-off as possible.

After it was all up and humming along after about a year of effort... I'd put 'er in neutral and coast down the hill for the next 2-3 years. My last job... I rode the coast mode for 5 years. It was fantastic. I usually did about two hours of actual work in any given 7.5 hour work day. I'd sleep, fondle my pee pee, surf the interwebz(my company paid for a cable ISP), play video games... ENTIRE video games... on the clock. I'd go for a 5 mile run on my "lunch break"... do push-ups and dumbells in my shop. There were days... many days... when I went home for lunch, fell asleep on the couch, woke up and looked at the clock... 4 o'clock. Quittin' time!

Oh... and I'd regularly put in for many hours of overtime, of which I worked not a single minute. Shit... I didn't even work a 35 hour week, let alone overtime. I made like $65K/year and nobody ever hassled me, because my account ran smooth with no complaints, and it made like $200K/year profit for about zero effort on the part of my managers.

My forte... I'm the master of the competent, efficient slack.
 

Dicktator

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My forte is getting sick. I get a sinus infection 2 times a year guranteed. If the flu is going around i'm gonna get it (flu shot or not) Colds, you bet count me in for a couple of those too. Allergies are year round. And I don't have insurance to boot.

When I was 22 i had gotten a vicious sinus infection. I didn't have the cash to go to a Dr. so I tried to tough it out. On the third day I was awakened by my girlfriend who thought I was going burst into flames with fever so she took me to the E.R. When the sinus infection cleared i had lost all my sense of smell. Till this day I have no working smeller. I can't smell anything, not a dirty hot garbage fart or a pot roast in the oven. So now since i cant smell about once a year i eat something that gives me full blow food poisioning.
 

Stig

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Posting. I have 909.