I won’t lie to you: I originally set out to mock this “Adulting 101” class that a library in Norfolk, Virginia is offering, and now I can’t bring myself to, if only because its description is so guileless as to be comforting. You’re honestly telling me I can learn “how to budget, get out of debt, save, all about banking, loans, credit and debit cards” in two hours? Sign me up.
The class at Slover Library takes place in two sessions on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, with the first focusing on those kinds of financial skills, and the second covering healthy eating, tools, and “reading the dreaded laundry tag icons,” which I didn’t know was a thing. Take care of your clothes, people!
It’s sold out, so if you’d like to attend and can’t, perhaps you’ve learned the most valuable adulting lesson of all: the constancy of crushing, existential disappointment.