What Tasks Are You Avoiding Through Strategic Incompetence?

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On Fridays I post a series of questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one question, answer all, reply to someone else. On to this week's topics of discussion!

1. "Strategic incompetence" is the art of avoiding certain tasks by pretending you don't know how to do them. We discussed this topic here six years ago after a Wall Street Journal article diagnosed my attitude toward our office printer. But six years is enough time to build up a new list of things to get out of, so I'll ask again—what tasks are you avoiding through strategic incompetence?
2. You've got a 500 mile drive ahead of you, but you can only listen to one CD on repeat the entire trip. (Technical problems. I don't know.) What album would you choose as your companion?
3. If you could meet one person—OK, not "meet" meet, but talk with here in a mental_floss video chat—who would it be? We're willing to ask anyone regardless how unlikely it seems.
4. And if you have a question for the group, toss it out here. Have a great weekend!

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