I believe every one has a "hidden" talent of some sort. I don't mean the kind of talent where you are an impressive harpist or can recite Macbeth in Croatian (5 points to anyone who can tell me what TV show I'm referencing there!), but I mean the talents that you know you have, yet you don't show off on a regular basis. Perhaps you can burp the alphabet on command. Is that a talent? Sure, but not one that you're likely to put on a resume. Can you drink just about anyone you know under the table? TOTALLY a talent, but again, not quite resume material (unless, of course, you are applying for my dream job of professional wine taster).
My hidden talent is that I can, completely on the fly, come up with a legitimate and realistic sounding excuse if I don't want to do something. Now, I need to clarify that I never, EVER use this on friends. If I have plans with friends, I want to do them, and if I can't, I'm honest about why I can't. Where do I use my talent? Oh, let's see... WORK. I am always asked to attend meetings or join various committees, and at the risk of sounding lazy, I just have no interest in spending any more time away from Luke. But because I'm not the only person in the school with a child, I can't use that simple excuse. Instead, I'm the master of coming up with, "I'd love to, but..." reasons. I'm so good at it that two of my best work friends will shake their head in awe after witnessing said excuses (because they are FRIENDS, they know about my talent and know I will never use it for evil). My husband completely fails at good excuse making and as such is often getting roped into things he does not want to do. Every time this happens, he always sighs, tells me the story, then sighs even more as I quickly come up with an excuse he COULD have used.
What's your hidden talent? I know you have one! If you can't come up with one right away, stop and think for a few seconds. It might not be something that you've ever thought of as a talent, but it's something you can do really well. And if your talent is the same as mine, you rock and we should join forces as the best excuse makers EVER.