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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Nov 2018, 14:26

driving instructor?

vet?

flower arranger?

model?

millionaire?

cleaner?

private investigator?

writer/journalist?

DJ?
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Postby harvey k-tel » 27 Nov 2018, 14:40

driving instructor? - No

vet? - Yes. One of the guys on my hockey team is a vet (assuming you mean veterinarian, and not veteran).

flower arranger? - B used to work in a flower shop, and was very good at making arrangements. I suppose I could say that I still know her old boss.

model? - No professional models, no.

millionaire? - On paper, for sure. I might be one myself (if I sold everything and lived in a box). I doubt I know anyone who has a million bucks to hand, though.

cleaner? - No. I say "hello" to the woman that cleans our office twice a week, but I don't know her name.

private investigator? - Nope.

writer/journalist? - I've got a couple of friends that are writers; one who's a journalist. The journalist friend even started a community newspaper recently that's become quite popular over the past year.

DJ? - No full-time DJs, but plenty of friends who do semi-regular DJ gigs. Almost all of them play 7" records exclusively.

Actually, I just remembered that I've got several friends that are semi-professional DJs, who do weekly gigs, and host shows with out-of-town DJs, etc. They're all serious crate diggers, and always put on an entertaining night.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 15:07

Model - yes, one of my students back in Tokyo, of Korean descent. She paid most generously for private lessons.
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Postby yomptepi » 27 Nov 2018, 15:07

driving instructor?

No

vet?

No, although I do have a friend who runs a cattery

flower arranger?

No

model?

At lest three who used to be models. It is a fairly short career.

millionaire?

Who isn't these days?

cleaner?

again, about three who do it part time.

private investigator?

I wish

writer/journalist?

There are at least three active on BCB to my knowlege.

DJ?

No.
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Postby yomptepi » 27 Nov 2018, 15:09

GoogaMooga wrote:Model - yes, one of my students back in Tokyo, of Korean descent. She paid most generously for private lessons.


What are you implying?
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Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 15:11

yomptepi wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Model - yes, one of my students back in Tokyo, of Korean descent. She paid most generously for private lessons.


What are you implying?


Probably not what you are thinking. She offered the highest hourly rate for ESL conversation lessons.
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Nov 2018, 15:14

GoogaMooga wrote:
yomptepi wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Model - yes, one of my students back in Tokyo, of Korean descent. She paid most generously for private lessons.


What are you implying?


Probably not what you are thinking. She offered the highest hourly rate for ESL conversation lessons.


I can't imagine you'd be very good at that, with all due respect
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Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 15:18

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
yomptepi wrote:
What are you implying?


Probably not what you are thinking. She offered the highest hourly rate for ESL conversation lessons.


I can't imagine you'd be very good at that, with all due respect


Just kept them happy with what they wanted, small talk.
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Postby Robert » 27 Nov 2018, 15:23

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
yomptepi wrote:
What are you implying?


Probably not what you are thinking. She offered the highest hourly rate for ESL conversation lessons.


I can't imagine you'd be very good at that, with all due respect



It’s ESL, what standards do you expect? :lol:

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Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 15:25

Robert wrote:
The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Probably not what you are thinking. She offered the highest hourly rate for ESL conversation lessons.


I can't imagine you'd be very good at that, with all due respect



It’s ESL, what standards do you expect? :lol:


Precisely. It's not rocket science.
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Nov 2018, 15:40

Yes but with GM's condition...
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Postby Count Machuki » 27 Nov 2018, 15:51

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:driving instructor?


flower arranger?



She prefers "designer" but yeah, that's part of La Contessa's job. They do high-end Indian weddings - the stuff she works on is spectacular.
The weddings are awesome, three day affairs with casts of thousands.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Nov 2018, 16:03

The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:Yes but with GM's condition...


Good point. I don't think I could have done it now, I am "worn out" socially. But back then I was fresh out of film school, young and enthusiastic, and had not been diagnosed yet. Sure, I knew I was different, but I was a freelancer and went about my work with fervor. They hated textbooks, so I'd wing it and feed them lots of questions about whatever they wanted to talk about, or current events. Imagine sitting in front of a CEO and having to talk about his golfing weekend for one hour. That was hard, but I'd milk any subject for all its worth.
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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 27 Nov 2018, 16:11

But isn't it difficult for you to maintain interest in what others are saying? aren't Asperger sufferers more likely to want to talk about themselves?
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The Bulfine Papers (1917) wrote:But isn't it difficult for you to maintain interest in what others are saying? aren't Asperger sufferers more likely to want to talk about themselves?


Oh, very much indeed. But I couldn't let it show. I remember how I sometimes wished that I'd had a boring assembly line job instead. I lasted four years, but packed it in when a local board of education insisted I learn Japanese so I could teach elementary school, too.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Nov 2018, 16:58

I'm only going to answer the ones I have answers to.

millionaire?

It's Silicon Valley, so yes. But I have an interesting one: A family friend married a guy who's a scion of one of the first, most successful brewers who started in Milwaukee. The brewery was sold long ago, but the family has lived off its wealth and subsequent investments for two or three generations. The guy my friend is married to now manages the family's investments. He's never worked a day in his life except for that job.

He grew up in Atherton, one of the oldest moneyed places in the Bay Area and the wealthiest zip code in the United States. They now live in Portola Valley, which has a median household income of $358,000, annually.

writer/journalist?

A good friend of mine used to be the music writer for the San Jose Mercury and I went to lots of shows on the paper's dime. He switched to become the Merc's first Internet journalist and had his own column for both, along with doing regular shows. He even interviewed Neil Young at Young's local hangout, Alex's Mountain House, near Young's ranch.

Now he writes for Stanford University's various departments. Mainly education and healthcare.
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Postby Deebank » 27 Nov 2018, 17:13

vet?

Doesn’t anyone with a pet - or at least anyone with a dog or cat - know a vet?

flower arranger?

My aunt was a florist. No longer with us sadly.

model?

A young idiot in my daughter’s class reckons he’s a model. I tell her he probably does boy’s y fronts in n the catalogue.

millionaire?

My brother - not Copehead - probably. And a couple of employers too.

cleaner?

Sure, loads.

private investigator?
No.

writer/journalist?

:lol: yes a few dozen.

DJ?[/quote]

Lots back in the day.
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Postby Rayge » 27 Nov 2018, 17:50

driving instructor?vet?flower arranger?model?private investigator? – nope
millionaire? - A few. Most of them are people I've known from college who bought houses in London in the 1970s and 1980s.
cleaner? - not any more, but there was my mum for starters, and several people I knew, including me, did it as a fill-in kind of thing
writer/journalist? well, yeah, loads. I worked in journalism and publishing for 30-odd years, and met many more authors through Chip, while several of my uni friends have gone on to write and publish academic and non-fiction books
DJ? I was going to say no, but my school pal Clive's son Tom does club and festival dates around Wales as DJ Blunt, although I never saw or heard him in action. And my son has a monthly record-spinning slot on a community radio station.
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Postby Samoan » 27 Nov 2018, 20:35

driving instructor? - No

vet? - No

flower arranger? - I can turn my hand to floristry.

model? - Yes, two of my Oz cousins back in their salad days.

millionaire? - Supposedly Yes, two, but you never really know do you in these parlous times.

cleaner? - We have no cleaner at the moment on the days I work.

private investigator? - Not that I know of.

writer/journalist? - Yes, two of my Canadian cousins. PH, a historian and AH, a biographer. Karen Armstrong was my A level English Lit teacher: fabulous lady.


DJ? - No