I had to handle shipping freight which I've never done before and was super anxious about, but I told the guy who came to pick it up "Hi, I have never done this before, do you have any advice?" and he was absolutely excited to be able to help, reminder that you don't have to know what you're doing 100% of the time and there are people who would be delighted to be the expert and share their knowledge

I am absolutely a person who struggles with feeling like I have to be an expert in things like this or something terrible will happen, letting myself just say "hi! I have no idea how to do this but I am happy to learn, what do I need to do" has been wildly helpful in dealing with this anxiety

@bright_helpings it was good! and even if he hadn't been nice about it he still would have had to tell me the steps I needed to take and it would get done anyway!

@checkervest Yes! One of the best bits of advice I got, which managed to come at about age 18 shortly before I moved into a flat, was basically to say, "Hi, I would like to do xyz and I have no idea what I'm doing. Could you please help?"

It /is/ people in customer service jobs to help customers, after all, for which I'm eternally grateful.

@certifiedperson I am in my 30’s and I am only now learning this haha, it’s been so incredibly helpful and I wish I’d found out about it sooner!

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