Generation hopeless! Millions can’t change a bulb
MILLIONS of young adults struggle with simple tasks such as changing a light bulb or boiling an egg, a survey suggests.
A generation that has grown up using computers is all fingers and thumbs when it comes to performing physical tasks.
Astonishingly, one in five admit they are not confident about changing a bulb, and the same proportion claim not to know how to boil an egg.
Almost half of adults under 35 say they do not know how to cook a meal without using a recipe. And four out of ten under-25s confessed that they rely on the internet to learn the DIY skills that, in the past, they might have picked up at school or from their parents.
Easter used to be the biggest DIY weekend of the year with millions carrying out tasks but this trend has diminished in the past ten years, not least because young adults do not have the skills or inclination to do jobs around the house.
The survey, funded by insurance company Aviva, also found that four in ten would not know how to change a baby’s nappy and more than six in ten had no idea how to change a flat tyre.