Which professions would you have liked to do

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Which professions would you have liked to do

Landscape Contractor
4
15%
Country Club Tennis Pro
0
No votes
Brain Surgeon
1
4%
Airline Pilot
3
11%
Restaurant Owner
2
7%
Garbage Truck Driver
1
4%
Marine Biologist
3
11%
Architect
2
7%
Tattoo Artist
1
4%
Fire Fighter
1
4%
Major League Baseball Umpire
0
No votes
Haberdasher
3
11%
President of a small but resource-rich African Country
1
4%
Dolphin Trainer
1
4%
Tour Guide
1
4%
Video Game Developer
2
7%
Footy (full-time, 24/7)
1
4%
 
Total votes: 27

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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 02 Jun 2012, 21:35

I voted Footy. Honest.

He's led an interesting life and I wish I'd have been him when he sat there in a small London park changing t-shirts and that man gave him half a bottle of wine. Wonderful.


In other news I have gone for brain surgeon so I could lobotomize the population of a small but rich African country and thus become their president.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Loki » 02 Jun 2012, 22:59

None of those. :roll:

My three - and it's a toss-up~

Actor
Singer
Dancer


I would like to be proficient and respected at any or all of those, but NOT famous.

And I really like G's idea of Travel Writer, despite the air travel involved. The History, the scenery, the food.....yep, sweet gig.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby GoogaMooga » 02 Jun 2012, 23:51

Comic artist, sitting alone at my drawing board... They say that comic artists are frustrated filmmakers, well, you could turn that aorund and say filmmakers make films because they can't draw - and lose their shirt in the process.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Poppypoobah » 03 Jun 2012, 08:46

John Mc wrote:
Poppypoobah wrote:My last real job was sewing tutus which I loved.


That's how they used to make plus-fours, isn't it?


Smarty pants it's sewing innit?

I used to make curtains and slipcovers too.

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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Moleskin » 03 Jun 2012, 11:29

None of those listed...

Acting: I loved school productions and joined an amateur group when I started work. I sometimes wish I'd dropped out of work and tried to go to drama school, but I know for most the profession is an uncertain one.

Music: I started playing in bands (alright, we were a synthpop duo) in 1981... again I sometimes think I ought to have worked harder on that ambition, but other stuff seemed more important (girls & relationships). To succeed in the arts you need to put 'normal life' aside, I think.

Luthier: it would be cool to build guitars for people who can play them much better than I (which is, to be frank, quite a lot of people). It also feels like the sort of manual labour I could manage.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 03 Jun 2012, 13:49

pig bodine wrote:A "gentleman" of leisure--born into obscene wealth, never working a day in my life and spending my time racing my yacht in the Mediterranean while feeling superior to everybody.




Ah! A gigolo.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Jun 2012, 22:29

Farming (mixed, ie dairy & cereals).

Carpenter.

Lumberjack.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Loki » 04 Jun 2012, 01:45

John aka Josh wrote:Farming (mixed, ie dairy & cereals).

Carpenter.

Lumberjack.

Slacker!
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby Jimbo » 04 Jun 2012, 07:08

I voted for airline pilot.

I would have made a really good doctor I think but I was not scholarly enough to even pass 10th grade biology.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby PENK » 04 Jun 2012, 13:20

A limit of three is a bit unfair. I actually have more than three job titles listed on my work email signature!

From the list marine biologist was my first pick. There was a period when I was around 13 when I thought that was my dream job. I always thought sea creatures were pretty cool.
Being President of a small but resource-rich African country seems like a bit of a Faustian bargain. It'd be fun for a couple of years but then you'd get overthrown and end up rotting in prison somewhere. Likewise restaurant owner: you might get to eat some great food but everything I've heard about the restaurant business suggests it's a 24/7 job.
I could get with being a tour guide. That was something I looked into when I moved abroad. It's a bit like teaching combined with sightseeing. You might get bored of it after a while, though.
I could be an architect, too. I was good at Maths at school and I like going into the shops in art museums and pretending to be the kind of person who buys magazines about architecture.
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Re: Which professions would you have liked to do

Postby souphound » 04 Jun 2012, 14:45

Too late in life, I finally decided that I would have loved to be a high school geography teacher. Surprised the daylight out of me.
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