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What seemingly insiginificant action or event changed your life completely?

Old 19th Apr 2006, 13:52
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What seemingly insiginificant action or event changed your life completely?

I have one but I can't type it up at work so I'll do it later.

Meanwhile...
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:00
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The RN recruiting office was shut, it was raining so went into the RAF one next door. Went down really well with a navy family going back generations.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:03
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Coming in one night a bit randy & now I'm gonna be a daddy in six months & I can't wait
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:07
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Onan the Clumsy You're like the daddy of all thread starters! You've had some good ones before but this takes the biscuit I think!

Changing 6th forms was a big moment for me! Meant I actually had a chance at getting a degree. Which I am currently doing now!
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:08
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Seemingly insignificant? Watching Top Gun when I was young & impressionable. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have learned to fly ...
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:08
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Puberty.

Life was simple before that.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:17
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An April shower:

Cycling home in Amsterdam, suddenly started pissing down, popped into the nearest bar to wait it out and ended up chatting to an Irish girl who was there on holiday.

Later to become Mrs S and the mother of my child.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:19
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Went to the race track first time with a friend who raced an Abarth back in the 70's and ended up racing his car a year later. Not exactly changed my life, but it certainly had an impact.

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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:25
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Was selected to join the RAAF as a Navigator, but due to restructuring, the position was put on hold.

I certainly wouldn't be sitting where I am now.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:25
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One night 14 years or so ago, I was awakened by a loud thump on the roof outside my bedroom window, followed by a meoooow...
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:29
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The missus loose her keys again Airship?
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:44
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Nah, the missus that would have been decided to jump ship and marry a Malteser (is that the right word for someone from Malta?) Served her right a few years later when she discovered that divorce was illegal on that island...what a shame she'd ballooned somewhat in the interim (just put on some weight I hasten to add, not a scrogg...). Fortunetly for me though, by this time I'd got used to the idea of having a plain old pussy to play with anytime I liked...
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 14:50
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I was fascinated with the site my ex spent so much time on and decided to post on it one stormy Aug eve (ok it was a lovely sunny eve, but the mood would not be the same!)

I got a few replies, made a few friends and then was intrigued by a sign in that had a horrid profile.

I pmed the person saying no one could be like that and live on this earth!

Got a reply and now have made a brilliant friend I hold very high in my esteem of good friends.

Life changing, well maybe the friend has helped me through things, knowing that person lead me to another very good friend on here.

Apart from that life changing things having children is the biggest and most wonderful change anyone can have in their lives.

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Old 19th Apr 2006, 15:09
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Apart from that life changing things having children is the biggest and most wonderful change anyone can have in their lives.
Under normal circumstances, one would tend to agree with you. But have you really considered all the consequences of bringing new lives into this increasingly dismal world of global warming at a time when we're experiencing the greatest loss of species ever since, well, the dinosaur era?!

What everyone needs to seriously think about are not their own children, but those of the others who will come later. Once 99% of everyone alive today in a position to not reproduce just decide to (not) do so, the problems of the World directly related to over-population and diminishing resources etc. will simply evaporate after 2 or 3 generations...

Which is prolly a complete non-starter, so thank goodness that we still have stuff like H5N1 that might mutate into a global human pandemic. And the warmer it gets, the more likely it'll be that mosquito-born illnesses will be found in more places. And if nature fails us, we still have nukes, GWB and Iran and N. Korea to get through too...
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 15:36
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I actually agree with most of that even if it is a joke.

Obviously it's a personal choice but I feel having kids in this world is one of the most selfish things you can do.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 15:42
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Getting naughty under canvas, with a lovely result.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 15:46
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Saying "yes" when my ex asked me out....look where that got me!

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Old 19th Apr 2006, 15:50
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Apart from the children I'm still waiting for something to happen
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 16:08
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I actually agree with most of that even if it is a joke.
Well uhmmm, it was said only half-jokingly... How about if we just limited every couple on the planet to a single offspring in order to spread the (economic) pain of doing so (just see what it's done for the Chinese...?!). And let's be generous. We should allow sperm "banks" to continue to exist as long as they're no longer cryogenic ones...?!

One, or two?! Such a seemingly insignificant action, yet...?!
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 16:11
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