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    When you were a kid, what were the first three choices of what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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    Artist, figure skater,  hockey player but, that was frowned upon as a girl when I was growing up.

    Ducky

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    The times they are a changin'. I only remember 3 choices...nurse, teacher, secretary/office worker.
    FISH-O

    My real choices were actually, lab tech, lab tech, lab tech.

    I remember wanting to be a lawyer, probably a teacher, and a wife/mother.

    ed shank

    That explains a lot. Lawyer.
    facebook

    And she did them all! Voila!!!!Congratulation !!!! Bob/PKB LOL.

    Salesman, salesman, salesman.

    Ducky

    Moderator
    And? Did you?
    Chiangmai

    All my life, yes!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Fun huh?
    digger

    You too ? So what's on sale today,Mr. Loman ?
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Yeah Willy, let's hear the pitch!
    Chiangmai

    Actually I would consider myself more of a selling professional than a professional salesman.

    What did I sell lately? Closing escrow on our house deal this week. One step closer to building our retirement house in Chiangmai to play with all the elephants there.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    And then there is "Account Executive", "Sales Representative", "Sales Executive", and "Company Representive". (The manager says, "Oh, a selling professional wants to see me? Sure, send him right in"!) LOL!!!

    Teacher, ballerina....nun... 

    Ducky

    Moderator
    I saw a movie when I was a kid "The Nun's Story" with Audrey Hepburn and I wanted to be a nun too. My mother talked me out of it...probably because we weren't Catholic? lol
    Dardaigh

    Too funny, Ducky! ;D

    Well, I had an aunt who was one and I thought her habit was cool...lol. Then I found out I couldn't have a boyfriend, too...(mind you I was all of 5-6) but that put paid to the "vocation".
    Ducky

    Moderator
    So we took the same path to end up together on aka. Imagine we could have been in a nunnery together...being humble and meek! ugh! (Mother knew best after all.) :)
    Dardaigh

    Oh right...I would have been Sister Berthrill...I mean Bertrill.
    millie111

    lol...i STILL want to be a nun...but I`d last less than 2 mins in a silent order...and I`d have to have the cats with me!!:-)
    Ducky

    Moderator
    The three of us should apply but tell them we need a sound proof room. We can laugh and talk all night and be quiet all day? lol
    Dardaigh

    Nooooooo...the habit was all part of the deal for me...now that they wear civvies...what's the point? ;)
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Okay...I guess my "nun dream" must die, right here, right now...I'm not going alone. :)
    Dardaigh

    If you go Ducky, we'll visit
    you from time to time and I'll
    even bring you some bacon cookies.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Eeeewwwww...no bacon cookies,thanks anyway.
    Dardaigh

    Guess I won't be going on Dragon's Den, with my innovative recipe, anytime soon. Col didn't want 'em either.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Kevin O'Leary would probably spit them at you...unless he thought he could make $$$$$$.
    Dardaigh

    Oh him...he'd get the special ones with Alpo on top.

    Hockey Player, Poutine Vendor, Zamboni Driver

    FISH-O

    Zamboni Driver is still on my list.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Oh Can-uh-duh? You know that you are promoting what some already believe? LOL!!!

    (No aspirations for "skate sharpener"?)

    I thought being an elephant would be cool.  I also thought being a unicorn would be worth a try.

    Always wanted to fly a plane. I realized that I didn't like flying that high. Now I fly on the ground.

    Bob/PKB

    250 mph! zoom zoom

    Cowboy, cop, indian.......... @ about 6

    doolittle

    I really like your new head
    Headless Man

    Sorry, changed again......lol
    digger

    Preacher ?
    Headless Man

    No never a Preacher, can't even talk in front of people.....

    My first choise was an electrician, then a achitecter, and a carpenter. did all three, and end up as a miner. and took my pension after 30yr. service.

    Chiangmai

    a Wirer, a Aspirer, and Wood-screwer? Good background.

    When I was about 5 or 6 I thought Roy Rogers was pretty cool so cowboy was high on the list.Later on I dreamt of being an AFL star.(Keep dreamin'.I actually came closer to being a cowboy).Then I thought of being a fighter pilot but the Army got me first & that cured me of any military aspirations.So.. I stuck with my apprenriceship & turned out a pretty reasonable carpenter.No regrets.

    tabber

    My dad was a carpenter too. He's retired now, but he thought it was the most honorable profession one could have. He said Jesus did carpentry, so dad loved it and worked very hard and was very much appreciated by his company. He worked for them over 30 years.

    open a bar, superhero, fireman, volcanologist, influenced by movie characters

    fighter jet pilot, FBI agent, body builder.

    digger

    WIMP !
    facebook

    Wow I like that too Jet pilot! I did get my pilot licence, well that about 10yr ago , they didn't tell me when I start the course that I need to stay updated to validate my licence,only cost me like 10k.
    Spaceghost

    That's great fb, glad for you my friend. Thanks digger, I'm just a 6ft. 3in. 250 lb WIMP that's a 3rd degree black belt, that is now studying dim mak !!!
    digger

    I mean...Mr. Wimp.
    facebook

    What do you mean Mr. WIMP? Like a wimpy? I don't follow u got me?
    mycatsmom

    Spacey, you had high aspirations. What did you finally end up doing ?
    Spaceghost

    Hello mcm, I ended up doing many jobs, not the fighter pilot, but I did do some work for the gov't. I didn't body build but I power lifted. I still do some SOF work. I work a 9 to 5 repairing equipment in a drive line factory.

    Own a construction company.

    Bob/PKB

    ..............and?????????????????
    facebook

    And go bankrup?
    Shootah

    That was pretty much it.
    facebook

    Well I was only guessing, I didn't mean it that way only met to say that the chance are sleem in making a profitable company in these days,you need lots of luck and good background, like a inheritance to have a good startup.
    Dardaigh

    Wow, you had those aspirations as a kid?
    Makes "ballerina" look tu tu silly.
    Bob/PKB

    Love your comment Dardaigh.
    Shootah, were you a "Lego" lover? K'nex? Lincoln Logs?
    Shootah

    Yes, I had Lincoln Logs as a kid, and I grew up only to build houses, weld structural steel for larger buildings and bridges. But, my real passion was to build roads, as an employer, not employee though. That takes a certain number of things to come into place though.
    Shootah

    I had a small construction company until the economy changed...and I got out of it at the right time. It was fun while it lasted, and I enjoyed being my own boss.
    Bob/PKB

    Good for you, Shootah, making your dreams come true as best you could. You have my respect, for sure.
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    I though the wife was the boss? At lease I'LL let her think she is, and most of the time she is my boss??? Now did I say this right?

    Teacher (God, I was young), doctor (God, I was young), a mom (God, I was young)...........

    mycatsmom

    That's the only thing that was available to women when you were growing up, jh.

    When I was a little girl in the 50s, then a teen-ager in the 60s, you were given 3 choices.......to be a nurse, teacher, or hair dresser.   :- |

    mycatsmom

    P.S. and/ or a wife and mother.

    seaman- to see the world free,


     

    Nb...one o the best decisions o my life....roll on December..can`t wait to grt back to work!!!...(hopefully no more health setbacks)!!...am DETERMIND!!!;-)

    millie111

    Oopps sorry..this was meant to be a comment not an answer...am not trying to score extra points...I hope you all know that by now??!!...points are lovely but just being able to try n express myself on here means...well...a lot more to me..you are lovely friends!!:-0

    Uggh!..sounds really corny...but since the age o f 4..I just knew I wanted to be a nurse!...MY late DAD...(My World),WAS a G.P...The old fashioned type who used to foster kids ..or bring them home to be looked after when their often single Ma`s WERE SICK..AND NEEDED A BREAK!!!....All I knew is that I too wanted to look after people!!!...(Had I known that spending Thurs to Sunday NIGHTS in A/E...E/R...With a whole load of abusive drunks etc...maybe I`d have known better...but then again I learnt a whole new vocab!!!LOL!!:-)

    Evolué en montant dans la société

    mycatsmom

    Vander, a person with a German name speaks French ? !
    FISH-O

    Et, est-ce arrivé?
    FISH-O

    MyCat's; Canada is a bi-lingual country just to begin the paragraph.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Think about it MCM. Names do not always reflect the language a person speaks.


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