It is not clear ShawSon knows how to tie a tie. He seems to take it off pre-tied. But, he's always been weak with certain kinds of manual dexterity.
Good one, Barfly. I am confident ShawSon has never polished shoes. He wears dress shoes once every blue moon. [Then again, I probably have done so in years and just have it done at hotels or airports]. ShawD maybe? She's got enough pairs of heels. She, on the other hand, hasn't learned to drive.
I may have mentioned this above but one of our friends has two kids, one of whom is an associate at one of the major US law firms and is married to a doctor finishing up her residence. The other is a talented singer but also great with foreign languages including Arabic decided to become a music teacher. She's younger and not married. The mom took her and said, "It is fine to choose a career path with lower income prospects. But, if you are going to choose that, you have to know how to do a lot of things for yourself. And she started teaching her lots of basic skills she didn't have -- painting an apartment, building things herself, fixing things ... ." I thought the message was exactly right. You can choose a path with a lower income (the parents do pretty well) but you have to set your material expectations to match your income and substitute labor for capital.