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Boudreaux35
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Member since Sep 2007
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Adults who can't read
Anyone know any adults who can't read? I'm not talking about old people, I mean young/middle age adults.

I recently found out 2 people I know (not that well though) can't read. These guys are in the mid 20's

From what I was told, it isn't a case of lack of comprehension, but actually not being able to read words. I witnessed a situation with one of them that pretty much confirmed it. He went to extreme measures to avoid reading when requested to perform a few tasks, almost awkwardly avoiding it.

How the frick does this happen? How can a person allow themselves to let this happen? How does anyone like this expect to get a job that will support even themselves?

Just for the record, one does live in a trailer, the other at home with parents.


bbeck
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Adults who can't read
What did you say?


LucasP
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Member since Apr 2012
21618 posts

re: Adults who can't read
I've dated a couple of illiterates, they were nice enough.


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JetFuelTyga
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Member since Feb 2016
1547 posts

re: Adults who can't read
You are 2 posts away from 12345, fwiw. Please don't blow it


PhilipMarlowe
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8485 posts

re: Adults who can't read
i don't trust anyone named boudreaux


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PrimeTime Money
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Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
21382 posts

re: Adults who can't read
I can't imagine not being able to read.

It's like never learning how to walk.
This post was edited on 6/2 at 9:41 am


ForeverLSU02
Penn Fan
Albany
Member since Jun 2007
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re: Adults who can't read
Huh?


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SidewalkDawg
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Chair
Member since Nov 2012
7407 posts

re: Adults who can't read
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Adults who can't read


Should be admired. Socrates warned us all of the dangers of reading.


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ThatMakesSense
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2015
10208 posts

re: Adults who can't read
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He went to extreme measures to avoid reading when requested to perform a few tasks, almost awkwardly avoiding it.


What measures? Did he start drooling on himself? Pounding his chest? Throw poop at everyone?

I'm sincerely interested..


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JetFuelTyga
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Born in desert,raised in lion's den
Member since Feb 2016
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re: Adults who can't read
My daughter can't walk- so don't lump them in the same category, please.


NYNolaguy1
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Member since May 2011
13788 posts

re: Adults who can't read
I don't know anyone that can't read, but I have met people who can't read script.


LucasP
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Member since Apr 2012
21618 posts

re: Adults who can't read
Is she young or oweoish?


yankeeundercover
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Member since Jan 2010
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re: Adults who can't read
"Bruh, there's pichers on the menu at work...! And readin is fer qweers"
~Man from Metry


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Master of Sinanju
Member since Feb 2012
7686 posts

re: Adults who can't read
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I have met people who can't read script.


Subtle brag.

No one cares about your actor friends.


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sweetwaterbilly
South Alabama Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2017
5744 posts

re: Adults who can't read
I have a distant relative who is in his 50s and is functionally illiterate. For context, he's from Grand Bay, Alabama. I think he can read enough to get by, but he's never made an effort to do any better than that. He makes decent money as a mechanic, and I guess he just doesn't NEED to know how to read proficiently for his job or to go about his day to day business.

1/4 of Baton Rouge is functionally illiterate, which is somehow still higher than I imagined.


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Clyde Tipton
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Planet Earth
Member since Dec 2007
33204 posts

re: Adults who can't read
Yes. I used to work in a warehouse. So everyday it was shipping and receiving constantly. A white guy in his 40's worked there and couldn't read. He'd bring tickets to me to tell him what to load.

I was warehouse manager and doing inventory within 2 months of starting.


JetFuelTyga
LSU Fan
Born in desert,raised in lion's den
Member since Feb 2016
1547 posts

re: Adults who can't read
4 months


LucasP
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2012
21618 posts

re: Adults who can't read
There's a movie where Sam Neil plays a guy who is illiterate. But he was just pretending, Sam Neil can read in real life, I'm pretty sure.


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StrongBackWeakMind
Member since May 2014
22650 posts

re: Adults who can't read
quote:

I recently found out 2 people I know (not that well though) can't read.
quote:

How the frick does this happen?
Better question, how in the world are you acquaintances with people that can't read?


LucasP
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2012
21618 posts

re: Adults who can't read
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4 months



And no walking? She might be broken, time to start shopping for a new kid.


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