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Saint Billinge

If you could turn back the clock!

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When I was a student, I had a six-month placement in Oxford. Some mates and I couldn't decide whether to go to:

- the Poly to watch the (then little known) Eagles

or

- the pictures to watch the Decameron (rubbish Italian softcore porn film) ... this was cheaper as the entrance fee was lower and would involve no taxi-fares, leaving spare money for effectively "free" beer.

Being rugby players we opted for the porn film and skinful.

:(

Wise choice. B)

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Arriving at Lime Street station in Liverpool on leave from the Army, I always wished that a member of my family would be their to greet me. Alas, it wasn't to be and I must admit slight envy watching people get off the train to loads of hugs and handshakes. Career-wise, as one door closed another one opened so no real regrets. We cannot change the past, but it is interesting reading other posts of what might of been.

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If you change the past then you change the future, one small change in your past may mean that what you have now will never have become.

Indeed. Change the past and suddenly shape-shifting space lizards might be running the world. And an ex-snooker commentator will be headlining Wembley Arena. Ahem. :unsure:

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So many things, so little space....

I think one of the earliest mistakes was after being offered a contract to sign for Leigh, I asked my Dad to look it over, and I would return it to them at training next Tuesday, on the Sunday I broke my ankle on my Brothers motorbike, on the way to watch Swinton v Bridgend and had contract offer withdrawn.

Too many missed shags, when single, too many extra-relationship shags when not.

I wish I had had a career change about 15 years ago

Too many beers.

Not enough holidays.

I wish i had never got this job in Hastings they are all a bunch of Cambridge University Netball Team Supporters

July 26 2012

I had an interview for a Medical Reps job back in, around 1993, and the interview was going well (It was for Cardiac Diagnostic equipment), until the interviewer started asking me questions about the anatomy of the heart - of which I was very sketchy- he was asking about the names of the layers of the heart wall, the various nerves & blood vessels that surround & supply the heart, & I was increasingly answering " I don't know, I don't know", and after about the tenth I don't know, I stood up, said, "F*** it, I don't want the job this badly", and walked out.

The agency I was applying through rang me up and went ballistic at me, saying he was just about to offer me the job, a £40k salary, a £25k car, and a month in Switzerland every year to refresh my knowledge, all expenses paid.

I just wish I had kept my gob shut and swallowed my pride.

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So many things, so little space....

I think one of the earliest mistakes was after being offered a contract to sign for Leigh, I asked my Dad to look it over, and I would return it to them at training next Tuesday, on the Sunday I broke my ankle on my Brothers motorbike, on the way to watch Swinton v Bridgend and had contract offer withdrawn.

Too many missed shags, when single, too many extra-relationship shags when not.

I wish I had had a career change about 15 years ago

Too many beers.

Not enough holidays.

I wish i had never got this job in Hastings they are all a bunch of Cambridge University Netball Team Supporters

July 26 2012

I had an interview for a Medical Reps job back in, around 1993, and the interview was going well (It was for Cardiac Diagnostic equipment), until the interviewer started asking me questions about the anatomy of the heart - of which I was very sketchy- he was asking about the names of the layers of the heart wall, the various nerves & blood vessels that surround & supply the heart, & I was increasingly answering " I don't know, I don't know", and after about the tenth I don't know, I stood up, said, "F*** it, I don't want the job this badly", and walked out.

The agency I was applying through rang me up and went ballistic at me, saying he was just about to offer me the job, a £40k salary, a £25k car, and a month in Switzerland every year to refresh my knowledge, all expenses paid.

I just wish I had kept my gob shut and swallowed my pride.

I would've thought being caught drink driving twice might have been up their with two things you regret from your past :rolleyes:

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I would have met Lee in my twenties and had his babies

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It's interesting reading these. I can't say I have any big regrets. There are things I wish hadn't happened such as my brother dying at 17. I ahve always wondered if I could have done something or noticed something, but in reality I know there wasn't anything I could do,

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I would've thought being caught drink driving twice might have been up their with two things you regret from your past :rolleyes:

do you think the "too many beers" line might have covered this? Why don't you and a couple of others get off his back?

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Indeed. Change the past and suddenly shape-shifting space lizards might be running the world. And an ex-snooker commentator will be headlining Wembley Arena. Ahem. :unsure:

Exactly I'm glad someone got the point. :D

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I would have met Lee in my twenties and had his babies

but you wouldn't have cooked me a tea in sunny Leigh. :(

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do you think the "too many beers" line might have covered this? Why don't you and a couple of others get off his back?

Yes.....................please. Enough already

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One regret was not having my mum's name inscribed on our Brian's gravestone whilst she was alive. I can still picture the hurt on her face when visiting to tend to it. As previously mentioned, my dad made her pay for the gravestone but wouldn't put her name on. For years, It was left to my eldest brother who never did sort it out. That said, her name is now finally on the gravestone.

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do you think the "too many beers" line might have covered this? Why don't you and a couple of others get off his back?

I didn't think the too many beers line covered it, we've probably all regretted having a few too many at some point.

Ok, I'll get off his back but I think you might be confusing me with other posters as I haven't mentioned this since Bleep first made the announcement.

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I wish i had never got this job in Hastings they are all a bunch of Cambridge University Netball Team Supporters

This would be the employers that stood by you despite your "issues" that can not be mentioned?

In my view they would have been perfectly within their rights to terminate your employment immediately on the grounds of gross misconduct.

Nice guy.

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I didn't think the too many beers line covered it, we've probably all regretted having a few too many at some point.

Ok, I'll get off his back but I think you might be confusing me with other posters as I haven't mentioned this since Bleep first made the announcement.

In which case I apologise to you.

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Actually I do cover it, July 26th 2012 was the offending night

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In which case I apologise to you.

No need to. Your point was fair.

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This would be the employers that stood by you despite your "issues" that can not be mentioned?

In my view they would have been perfectly within their rights to terminate your employment immediately on the grounds of gross misconduct.

Nice guy.

This.

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For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught , to say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels, The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

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Good thread. Ive had a think about it, and I find it hard to come up with anything really substantial. Even that amazing open-goal chance fluffed with that gorgeous girl looks a bit trivial 20 odd years later.

Of course this doesn't stop me speculating hgow things might've turned out quite differently.

But "regrets", no.

I wonder if that means Ive been a bit too risk averse and conservative (small 'c') in which case.....

Narh. It's been pretty good so far.

Mind you, when I say gorgeous I mean proper drop dead way out of my league stunning. And when I say open-goal, I mean only a brainless 19 year old idiot could've missed that on-a-plate chance. :dry:

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For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught , to say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels, The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

Pub Singer alert! Pub Singer alert! ;)

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Good thread. Ive had a think about it, and I find it hard to come up with anything really substantial. Even that amazing open-goal chance fluffed with that gorgeous girl looks a bit trivial 20 odd years later.

Of course this doesn't stop me speculating hgow things might've turned out quite differently.

But "regrets", no.

I wonder if that means Ive been a bit too risk averse and conservative (small 'c') in which case.....

Narh. It's been pretty good so far.

Mind you, when I say gorgeous I mean proper drop dead way out of my league stunning. And when I say open-goal, I mean only a brainless 19 year old idiot could've missed that on-a-plate chance. :dry:

Sadly, some people can't move on to a brighter future because they are unable to release their tortured soul, forever living with their inner "demons". One person I know has been hospitalised due to her fear of such "demons" that "control" her mind! It's a prison without bars.

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For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught , to say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels, The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

Pub Singer alert! Pub Singer alert! ;)

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You think that's bad?

I'll raise you

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