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Title: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: nhp651 on February 22, 2009, 03:25:50 PM
I think mine was never seeing Queen with Freddy Mercury live in concert. <:( <:( <:(
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Post by: Peterm on February 22, 2009, 03:31:12 PM
Getting married.
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Post by: DickyD on February 22, 2009, 03:35:25 PM
Teaching my nipper to drive and then putting him on my insurance  <:(
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Post by: riggers24 on February 22, 2009, 04:09:44 PM
Selling my first Drumbeat of Devon that I completely rebuilt, the deans Liberty ship, Joffre anf smit netherland.

Hay ho
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Post by: toesupwa on February 22, 2009, 04:09:51 PM
Being an as.... 'hot headed' shall we say, in my younger years.. That cost me a lot...  <:(
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Post by: Marks Model Bits on February 22, 2009, 04:13:12 PM
Teaching my nipper to drive and then putting him on my insurance  <:(

Don't forget letting him sail your boat Richard!!!! ;) ;) ;) ;)

Mark.
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Post by: DickyD on February 22, 2009, 04:25:04 PM
Teaching my nipper to drive and then putting him on my insurance  <:(

Don't forget letting him sail your boat Richard!!!! ;) ;) ;) ;)

Mark.
I hadnt forgotten Mark but on the whole I think 3 lots of Excess is worse.
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Post by: John W E on February 22, 2009, 04:34:44 PM
Rigs my old mate, remember how I felt when I sold all of my models; but, I always believe that something always happens for a reason - we always do something unexplained for a reason - through selling my models - I met a whole new bunch of friends (including you) so, I never regret anything I have done - apart from one thing - meeting one person! but then everyone meets a 'shopper' in their life dont they.  :} :o %) :-))

If I do regret anything in life its selling me C reg Granada  {:-{
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: DickyD on February 22, 2009, 04:44:03 PM
Had second thoughts, the greatest regret of my life is that I started smoking and because of that I doubt if I will see my granddaughter grow up.
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Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 22, 2009, 04:44:53 PM
Not trying harder and understanding school (collage) for what they were, ie. a place to learn.

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Post by: DickyD on February 22, 2009, 04:46:22 PM
Not trying harder and understanding school (collage) for what they were, ie. a place to learn.

Quote
And spell Martin ?

Quite right Richard!  College  :embarrassed:..... but my schooling was all over the place!!!  %)
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Malcolm Reade on February 22, 2009, 05:02:45 PM
My greatest regret?

Not taking a job with Ordnance Survey when I was offered one after leaving college in 1967.

It would have meant a move to Southampton (If I remember correctly), and at the time it seemed to be a long way from home.  I would have been a cartographer instead of an engineer, and would have probably enjoyed my career...(and be retired already)  <:(

Malc


Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: DickyD on February 22, 2009, 05:12:30 PM
Another plus Malc, you'd work about 1/2 mile from my house. ok2
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Post by: dougal99 on February 22, 2009, 05:35:43 PM
My biggest regret?

Wondering about what may have happened if I hadn't done the things I regret or had done the things I regret not doing.

Now my brain hurts  {-)

Doug
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Post by: Tug on February 22, 2009, 05:50:16 PM
Not starting a family at 13, I'd of had lots of great grand kids to spend time with now

(only joshing)

selling up, and later starting again, motor bikes/boats/helicopters, and houses,

but really, Not keeping in touch with friends, thats a bit--[dog]
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Post by: John W E on February 22, 2009, 05:58:30 PM
Had second thoughts, the greatest regret of my life is that I started smoking and because of that I doubt if I will see my granddaughter grow up.


Dicky - what a bonny little lass she is - as they say up North. 

One thing about grand-bairns - you can hand them back; when they get out of hand  :-) 

mmmmmm when are we going to hand you back????  %% {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Post by: djrobbo on February 22, 2009, 05:59:21 PM

                      Getting married the first time , and not winning the lottery..........not quite sure which ones worse %%

                              regards..bob.
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Post by: grasshopper on February 22, 2009, 06:10:11 PM
Seeing as this is quite a big question - I have given it more thought than I would others, I've considered my reply after looking back at my life.

I have no regrets.
I like who I am now and what I've become, more importantly there are others who think I'm a good person and what I do helps them to thrive. My choices have generally worked out for the better for me and for those around me. I've never intentionally done anyone a bad turn.

Things have happened to me similarly as they have happened to others, some good some bad, you can't change it now it's past - at the time you probably thought you were doing the right thing - so it must have been.

Enjoy what you have now and be grateful - tomorrow it could all be gone.

end of sermon..


On a more materialistic note - I should have kept my BMW, but now I'm in a position to afford to buy another
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 22, 2009, 06:43:41 PM
Taking to much notice of my parents together with other people and not going to sea and seeing the World.

Not asking Judith Howlett to marry me when I had the chance.

I’ve still got the TR6 though.

LB
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Post by: funtimefrankie on February 22, 2009, 07:08:37 PM
Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

I'd like to have seen Sinatra in concert
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: nhp651 on February 22, 2009, 07:11:46 PM
you don't fancy an MGC Roadster instead, grasshopper, do you. i've a nice one going expensive.lol ;D %% %% %) :-))
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Post by: grasshopper on February 22, 2009, 07:21:46 PM
nhp651,  Might consider a swop.....got a nearly restored 944 porker in the garage
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Post by: tony52 on February 22, 2009, 07:22:45 PM
Regret not keeping in touch with my parents enough. Now they are not here it hurts.

On a lighter note, I regret not keeping or looking after my MG Midget.
Neil you are lucky in obtaining that MGC.

Tony.
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Post by: John W E on February 22, 2009, 07:28:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl95eDA_uR4&feature=related


funtimefrankie for you  :} :} :} :} :}
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Post by: Stavros on February 22, 2009, 07:31:49 PM
Starting Rallying and spending all i have done on Motorsport..............................................Do i heck as like  building a new car at the moment.....will I ever leard,well hewck no

Starting smoking drinking and finding women the biggest three vices oif my life



Stav
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: White Ensign on February 22, 2009, 07:39:07 PM
... married the wrong woman and don`t divorced earlier
... spend too much money on lazy pleasures
... don`t graduated at High-School
... spend too much time in the office for a career, which never had come true and neglected therefor my family.


... lot`s of things, we regret. But as long as we are aware WHAT we regret, we can`t get wrong the next time... (if we have the choice)...

Up to you, buddies...

Jörg
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Bryan Young on February 22, 2009, 09:00:51 PM
Not emigrating to NZ when I had the chance....except then I would'nt have the family I have now. Still a regret though.BY
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: bobdoc on February 22, 2009, 09:11:42 PM
I don't have regrets and I rarely look back. Most of my major success/opportunities in life have been when I have said "yes" without really thinking.

But then I suppose when I said yes and nothing happened, nothing happened. When I said no, I don't regret it because I don't look back and certainly never go back.

I don't suppose I'd have done the same thing the way the other guy who said yes did, anyway.

Like many, I regret staring smoking bit rejoice in stopping in 1978!

Good topic, though!

Bobdoc
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Post by: Bowwave on February 22, 2009, 09:30:24 PM
I'm a contented person what is there to regret . If my life had gone down another path , which it could have done then I may have regreted what might have been. 
Bowwave
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: OMK on February 22, 2009, 09:32:53 PM
Regret buying just one Muller strawberry yoghurt from Sainsbury's when I should have bought more.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: omra85 on February 22, 2009, 09:56:04 PM
Better not try the "Crunch Corners" then PMK - or life won't be worth living  %) %)

I try to be a 'half full' kinda bloke, so have no real regrets.
The time MAY come when I regret something but I'm not going to waste my last breath saying "I wish ....."  :-))

Danny

Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: DARLEK1 on February 22, 2009, 10:02:32 PM
Starting something with freinds that we thought would be good untill some %$££^&ty decided he knew better who was a new commer and ruined it all over a bit of banter and threatened to have me arrested cos he didn't like having the "mickey" taken.

 Paul... >>:-(
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Turbulent on February 23, 2009, 10:13:44 AM
I think mine was never seeing Queen with Freddy Mercury live in concert. <:( <:( <:(

Had the chance to go to Live Magic at Wembley - Knocked it back for a trip to an old firm game at Ibrox & a night out in Glasgow! - thought I'd get another chance to see them.
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Post by: cbr900 on February 23, 2009, 12:22:16 PM
Funtimefrankie,

I had the pleasure of driving cranky Frankie around while
he was here on tour, back in the late sixties, I was working
for a hire car company in Sydney........

Regret not staying of the smokes when I got off them in
1970 for 9 months then went back on them, siller old codger.....


Roy
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Post by: White Ensign on February 23, 2009, 12:22:43 PM
... folks, I think you`ll agree that all that we have done (or not) in the past had made us what we are now. Every morning, you look in the mirror and if you can`t stand what you see there- there must be something in the past you have to regret.

If you can stand for what you have done and keep that look in the mirror, there is nothing to regret.
We would not be, what we are now- if we don`t had made the experiences in the past. So a regret, how ever he may look like- keeps the activity of having minds and using the brain. Then, out of this- the question tuns from "What do you regret" into "what would I have made different either". Thinking about how to avoyd what had happened in the past is a substantial progress.
To regret is a matter of fact, which will not happen necessarily.
To think about what to change- a obvious conclusion out of regret, which needs a brain to be done.

As they say here: every damage will keep a kind of advantage in itself.

Just my penny...

Very philosophic topic... like it  <*<

Jörg
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: DickyD on February 23, 2009, 01:03:27 PM
Too deep for me Jörg  ok2
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Post by: DavieTait on February 23, 2009, 01:21:04 PM
I had 2 tickets for Queens last concert at Wembly and couldn't get transport down so sold them...... , but my biggest regret of all time was not writing down all of the stories of the fishing and WW2 that my Grandfather had told me before he passed away.
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Post by: garston1 on February 23, 2009, 04:03:54 PM
Regrets, Ive had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, Im sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

Ive loved, Ive laughed and cried.
Ive had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.

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!
I Thangyou
               
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Post by: White Ensign on February 23, 2009, 04:45:11 PM
... sounds like "Franky" to me....?
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Post by: taxi on February 23, 2009, 05:17:53 PM
The most recent regret was driving a tad too quickly down the A9 at Bankfoot.   It was all her fault,   she's  a cliff richard fan and I was carting her down to a concert of his in Glasgow last September.   £60 and 3 points.       Would it be wrong to put black sticky tape over the camera lens?
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Post by: omra85 on February 23, 2009, 07:45:03 PM
she's  a cliff richard fan and I was carting her down to a concert of his in Glasgow last September.   £60 and 3 points 

Seems a bit excessive - £60 to get in is one thing, but 3 points on her licence   %)  Is Rod Stewart worth 9 points ??

Would it be wrong to put black sticky tape over the camera lens?

It certainly would be wrong, Taxi  :o  Apparently the best thing is a tyre filled with petrol and set on fire  {-) {-)
Not that I would ever condone such action  :police:

Danny
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Post by: taxi on February 23, 2009, 10:04:13 PM
Hi Danny, the £60 was the fine, and I had bought the tickest as a present for her.    I dropped her off with her sister and went to supermarket for a few tins of Guinness.   The letter arrived a couple of weeks later much to my disgust.   Good idea about the tyre though, but I could not bring myself to do such a terrible thing  :-X
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Post by: Bartapuss on February 24, 2009, 10:13:32 PM
Being here in bl**dy first place!
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Post by: Roger in France on February 25, 2009, 06:23:37 AM
"Being here..." as in Mayhem or as in life?

Roger in France
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Post by: omra85 on February 25, 2009, 12:40:57 PM
When you're tired of Mayhem, you're tired of life!

Oscar Tame

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Post by: Abuelo3 on February 26, 2009, 07:14:28 PM
Hello to everyone.
My greatest regret in life is not be at The Navy all the way, today I could be retired , the second is that at my first marriage I was some many time at Hospital that a lost that marriage and the greatest happy thing in my life is I M HERE,  {-), BECAUSE OF THIS, this Friday I going to take 2 oz of rum to your health and  :Pgrab my Wife and kiss Her until...........

Best wishes to All
Did anybody take the prostatic antigenic test???????
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Post by: craftysod on February 26, 2009, 07:17:56 PM
Good to hear your okay Godo and still kissing the wife,hows the boat she got you  :-))
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Post by: DickyD on February 26, 2009, 07:18:59 PM
Nice one Godo  :-))
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Post by: Abuelo3 on February 26, 2009, 09:42:29 PM
I must said to DickyD and Craftysod, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, let tell that in this week I do to myself an tomography axial computerized and one gramagrafia (X ray and nuclear study) the results is THERE IS NOT ANY TUMOR  {-) :-)) O0, in order to make those studies, are mandatory to have a lot of some dangerous substances in the blood, so I have  several needles in my arm, I was a brave man and take it without punch anybody, I did not kiss  :embarrassed: any Nurse, so my Wife give me  the hardware to the new schnellboot, I still wait for the boat, because to Mexico those are nos bring yet.
I hope  that in any time booth of You come to Mexico and let show you the real and in the old way, the Mexican hospitality.
I drink to your health (tomorrow, today is working day).
Friendly Antonio Arvide
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Post by: omra85 on February 26, 2009, 09:49:33 PM
  this Friday I going to take 2 oz of rum to your health and  :Pgrab my Wife and kiss Her until...........

..... she says "Antonio - you stink of rum, and take your hands off there until you're sober"

at least, that's the reaction I get  O0 {-)

Danny
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Post by: Shane L on February 26, 2009, 10:43:31 PM
Greatest regret or mistake in life ?
My biggest mistake was letting a beautiful woman go because at the time I was so heavily in debt I could not lumber her with the problems I  were having at the time  <:(
Biggest regret is having no children and it ties into the first one as she was my ideal woman who could of been the mother of my kids , I have never yet met any one who comes close to her . Sad thing is I cannot remember her last name so tracing her is a no -goer  <:( <:(
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Post by: sheerline on February 26, 2009, 11:09:10 PM
Firstly, GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES TO YOU GODO. :-))

Secondly, I know the feeling Shane, in my youth, I let one go off to Australia, I fancied her something chronic but she was a mates girlfriend. Being an upstanding chap, I never ever let it be known but when I saw them off and kissed her goodbye, she whispered in my ear" you ba--ard, I have been dreaming of the day you would do that, now I'm leaving and you do it now"! She was beautiful, she had fancied me all along and then she was gone forever. Went indoors, sobbed, never quite got over it, can only remember her first name and wonder where she is now.
Still, life goes on and I found the right one for me in the end... but I always wondered what happened to Sue of  Sedley House, Albemarle Road, Beckenham, Kent. 1971. (Hoping she might be a Mayhemmer)  It never leaves you Shane but you gotta move on old chap... one life, make the most of it!
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Post by: sheerline on February 26, 2009, 11:12:14 PM
Just as a follow up to that, I suppose the greatest regret was my first marriage.... big mistake, wasted nine early years of life at a time when I should have been living it up! <:(
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Post by: catengineman on February 26, 2009, 11:15:50 PM
Dont regret any thing even the first marriage of 18 years JUST LEARNT from MY mistakes

R,
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Post by: sheerline on February 26, 2009, 11:47:11 PM
Yes CAT,I learned I couldn't live with a drinker, just spent too long trying to make it work!
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Post by: madrob on February 26, 2009, 11:48:49 PM
Years ago way back when i was a wee nipper, being too lazy to get up and take my girlfriend at the time to work, she was runover by a drunk on the way home from a niteclub >:-o
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Post by: sheerline on February 27, 2009, 12:02:24 AM
Bluddy Nora Madrob, thats a tough one to live with, I don't envy you!
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Post by: madrob on February 27, 2009, 12:09:44 AM
Totally changed my life that did, often wonder,      what if.............
but then i suppose we all do that

23 years ago and i still sit and think about it.you never really get over things like that
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Post by: sheerline on February 27, 2009, 01:12:34 AM
We've all done things we regret in our youth, our only excuse is that we were young. In older age we only really benefit from hindsight and experience so we can't hold ourselves responsible for youthfulness. It wasn't your fault mate, it was the b-st--d who got pi--ed behind the wheel. I know you will have been over that a million times in your mind but thats the truth of it.
 You can only go forwards in life, not back, I hope it hasn't restricted you too much.
Just my tuppence worth for what it's worth mate.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: pneumatician on March 06, 2009, 06:38:39 PM
Not completing my flying tuition.

Sadly with two young kids spending most weekends away from home became to much.

But I still think soaring in a Glider is one of the best experiences I have had.

Steve
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Post by: morris shaw on March 23, 2009, 12:39:18 AM
my biggest regret is not finishing writing the fantasy book i started for my son when he was about five, i was 400 pages into it with maybe 200 to go and i got distracted and it lay forgotten for a while, then the first harry potter book was published and i decided not to finish it and be accused of being a bandwagon jumper, it wasn't half bad, i could be a millionaire by now. after my near brush with death at the start of the year i decided to live the rest of my life with a fresh outlook, my sister called from australia yesterday and during the chat told me i should write a book, moderated !!!

oh and i regret not getting more done on my model of the family ringer before i took ill, i promise to get back to it as soon as i am able.

morris shaw -  account suspended.
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Post by: OMK on March 23, 2009, 04:27:36 AM
Well, Mr. Shaw, as a new member, what is it like to have one of your post deleted by Admin already? (Re: Model Boats website/forum thread).  Members normally have a post deleted, or slapped knuckles, only after they have sort of established themselves. You, on the other hand, have so far managed a new world record.
Re: your book.
Maybe you'll get a whole load of followers as soon as you realise that the context in which you say "i" should actually be an upper-case "I". (Ditto on a capital 'A' for Australia).
Your profile doesn't say where you hail from, ergo we have no idea of your local dialect. Though, why not give it a whirl? If we can understand your iffy grammar then I'm sure we could make sense of your regional speech.

Good luck with your family ringer.
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Post by: nhp651 on March 23, 2009, 08:21:06 AM
And I thought I was a naughty boy sometimes??? %% %% %% %% :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Post by: ronkh on March 23, 2009, 11:35:26 AM
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15354.msg158214#msg158214

Not bad going at all!!
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Post by: grandad on March 23, 2009, 12:38:53 PM
My biggest regret was not accepting an ofer to go on to OCS (offficer candiadite school) wen I was on AD out of 365 who took the test there was only 3 who passed and guess who one of those thre was? yep me
however I had already proposed to my girl friend (now my wife) and was taking a test to be a grapics designer for a newspaper
I passed the test at the Art school and turned down the OCS offer like an idiot
that was in 64 and by now I would be a retired officer in the US military with a sizable retirement allotment
who knows what I could have become!
now I am living day to day and am a retired newspaper man with no salery coming in, no retirement,  no goverment help at all
have severe medical problms and my GOVERMENT refuses to help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I m on medicare and that helps  bit but after all thats some of my money thats coming back to me
I am having to draw unemployment  to help my wife with the bills
I cannot be imployed due to my health situation but if I had gone on to become an officer  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

grandad
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 23, 2009, 12:57:47 PM
Regrets? Nah. One or two missed opportunities, maybe.  ok2

Like the time in 1992 when I was given a 10k redundancy. My head said "bank it and live on it until you get a new job". My heart said "buy a boat, forget work, and see what happens - you're not thirty yet."

Head won.

...I doubt it would were the same thing to happen today.

Andy
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 23, 2009, 01:03:44 PM
Funny you should say that Andy, an Uncle left me a few grand in 1994 and I faced the same decision as you. I bought the boat. In my first season we were run down by HMS Illustrious returning from Bosnia and dismasted! This did put the rest of the family off sailing unfortunately but I carried on for years after that and was really glad I did so although I have now sold the second boat to concentrate on modelling again.

Colin
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: RickF on March 23, 2009, 01:07:29 PM
Look on the bright side, Grandad. At least we're still here after 45 years. An awful lot of our contemporaries in the military of various nations never got to draw that generous pension.

Rick
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Post by: dreadnought72 on March 23, 2009, 02:52:40 PM
Funny you should say that Andy, an Uncle left me a few grand in 1994 and I faced the same decision as you. I bought the boat. In my first season we were run down by HMS Illustrious returning from Bosnia and dismasted!
Bloody hell. Did they compensate you?

Note to self: never fly Serbian flag when near the RN.

Andy
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 23, 2009, 03:08:48 PM
If you impede a ship in a restricted channel it's your fault - it's a long story....
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Post by: Shipmate60 on March 23, 2009, 04:55:28 PM
My greatest regret is not finding out how to just let things go.
Too intense at times and got the scars to prove it.
Repeat 200 times "I must be more laid back"
Nah.

Bob
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: OMK on March 23, 2009, 04:56:38 PM
I am having to draw unemployment  to help my wife with the bills

Aw, mate, what a sad tale.
I know exactly what you mean. I've been there, done it. I don't think that there is anything worse than being potless, that gut-wrenching feeling of your lady having to work just to pay the bills and not able to do a thing about it. Not nice.
Me, I'm still potless, but I can offer the odd goodie or two if you think it'll help. Maybe a servo or a motor, or just a few bits & pieces for your models.... if I'm not being patronising.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: das boot on March 24, 2009, 09:10:41 PM
hmm..

Selling my Engel USS Patrick Henry
Selling my beloved street rod to get wed
Not buying that Mustang when I had the chance
Getting caught by the old bill for driving without insurance(it's a long story, you've all read it here)
Getting wed first time and realising after ten minutes it was a dreadful mistake
Not going to Canada when I had the chance
Getting mixed up with the wrong woman and wrecking my second marriage


Should have gone to specsavers....



Rich
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Bartapuss on March 24, 2009, 09:32:16 PM
PMK, you like patronising people.  %)
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: john strapp on April 04, 2009, 09:31:39 AM
my greatest regret is not dropping Bryan Young's models when moving them at the North East boat show last wekend.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Bryan Young on April 05, 2009, 05:26:11 PM
my greatest regret is not dropping Bryan Young's models when moving them at the North East boat show last wekend.
And here was me being "Mr.Nice Guy" towards you. Shame on you and your thoughts, but if that was your greatest regret in life then you must have had a very sad adolescence.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Roger in France on April 05, 2009, 05:33:57 PM
OK guys, this thread is getting a little pointed.

Some of you need to realise what you may think is a funny remark is seen by others as a caustic gibe.

How many times have I heard, "Oh, I was only joking" ?

I could add that I find the whole thread sad.....to remember and harbour your regrets....bah!

Roger in France
Moderator
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: OMK on April 12, 2009, 05:16:36 AM
PMK, you like patronising people.

What is so patronising about offering to help a fellow Mayhemmer?
Is the reason of your being so uptight and so silly because nobody has ever offered you anything?
I wonder why that is.
Could it be because you are rich and healthy, and therefore never in need of any help?

Final insult removed as it was disgusting. OK an unecessary insult was given and the recipient has responded, strongly. NO MORE.
Roger in France
Moderator
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: andyn on April 12, 2009, 05:24:49 PM
Can this thread be locked yet? I think it has gotten out of hand and I find the subject matter of it depressing...
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: ronkh on April 12, 2009, 05:34:47 PM
Can this thread be locked yet? I think it has gotten out of hand and I find the subject matter of it depressing...

I very much agree with Andyn.

I know people will say that we do not have to look but such is human nature plus - it is a bit of a maudlin subject and it has obviously started to get out of hand.

Why not have something such as "Things that have made me happy in life"? With Andyn, that would be a case of Strongbow. %% %%
Not downers like this "topic".

Ron.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: andyn on April 12, 2009, 05:58:06 PM
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16384.0 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=16384.0)
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: OMK on April 12, 2009, 06:04:24 PM
Since you're not quite the legal age for supping apple juice, here's one for you to look at only.
And if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods, I'll take you to where they drink REAL cider.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: nhp651 on April 12, 2009, 08:43:07 PM
There's nowt wrong with the topic, Andyn.
After all, you are notably one of the most argumentative posters on this site, and I would have thought you as a youngster wouldn't have any regrets at your age anyway,and would have enjoyed the cut and thrust of taking the rip out of us old geezers who have posted,so really the post isn't within your astral plain.
It was started by me for old gits like me, and that  is a fact of life,that such as myself always do think back on their lives and say, If only I had done it this way.
It's a fact of life, and when you get older and mature a little more, you might realise that.
Regrets are also a fact of life, nothing depressing, more amusing really, and I don't think there is a reason for blocking it.
Doing no harm to anyone, and if it's depressing to you, young man, I'd start thinking about the real things in life that are much more depressing than an inocuous series of postings............like global warming thats threatening to put my house under 6' of water, Terorists trying to blow the crap out of you morning, noon and night , a parent having to hang on to their mortguage when the breadwinner has lost their job, negative equity on houses that are falling through the floor in priceor living through the deepest recession since the 1930's..........now THOSE things are depressing. NOT a simple  post on a model boat forum
I think a little perspective view on life might frighten you more that what someone might post as a simple regret in life. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Bartapuss on April 13, 2009, 11:51:18 AM
PMK, when I stated you like patronising people, is this not true as you constantly take it upon yourself to point out other member's grammatical errors especially mine. Since when were you made Forum Head of English Language, or is it just a way of impressing your fans out there and inflating you ego perhaps??

You may well be a very educated person but making yourself look good at the expense of the shortcoming and failings of others, is to say the least, lame.

Not happy with that you have now made several damning personal comments about me which are not appropriate for this forum. You know nothing about me yet you make statements regarding what I have done for others, my health, my financial status, what I give and receive from others, these statements are inconsequential and rather pathetic from someone who's claiming the moral high ground.
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: DickyD on April 13, 2009, 11:57:14 AM
This is now getting too personal, can this topic now be locked ?
Title: Re: what's your greatest regret in life.
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 13, 2009, 12:42:44 PM
Topic Locked

Bob