At what point do you become an adult? Is it on your 18th birthday? Is it a specific milestone in your life that makes you think to yourself, Okay, I’m an adult now?

I’m 27 years old and there are days where I am unsure if I’m doing the whole “adult” thing correctly. In my mind, I’m still 15 years old, trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, and then I wake up and remember that I’m closer to 30 than I am 20, with a stable job, a house of my own, and personal debt up to my ears.

On paper, I’m an adult, but there are certain traits that I just never picked up along the way that is typically associated with “adulting.”

I went to work today in a shirt that was so wrinkled that I was able to pull it off as the actual design of the shirt. In the past, I have attempted to iron shirts, but somehow, the wrinkles and lines remain. It’s the most frustrating thing to take the time to comb over every inch of a t-shirt, only to lift it off of the ironing board and find I created more wrinkles somehow.

When it comes to being an adult, I never fully grasped the concept of ironing. Taxes are another doozy in my life that gives me a headache just to think about. And if someone were to hold me hostage and say, “The only way you survive is if you can tell me the square root of 75,” I would be a dead woman.

We may be older, but there are plenty of things we cannot do, and here are the 15 most popular answers from SouthCoast adults.

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