Funny how life turns out

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Funny how life turns out

Postby canaletto5 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:23 pm

I don't often post personal stuff (If at all), but I'm sure a lot of you folk have experienced the same thing as many of us are of a simliar vintage.

After leaving the forces, I trained as a civil engineering technician, specialising in waste water disposal systems, in particular public sewers (I know). It was actually quite interesting understanding the physics of how these systems worked and, as you can imagine, required a lot of on site presence wading through dark underground river-like environments wearing big rubber boots and hygiene suits etc.

One day, after many, many years of putting my heart and soul into the job, I suddenly realised I was just going through the motions.

Never mind eh?

Kev
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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby Roger Ackery » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby Kettletimes3 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:07 pm

Crap job.

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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby Alan H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:16 pm

canaletto5 wrote:After leaving the forces, I trained as a civil engineering technician, specialising in waste water disposal systems, in particular public sewers (I know). It was actually quite interesting understanding the physics of how these systems worked and, as you can imagine, required a lot of on site presence wading through dark underground river-like environments wearing big rubber boots and hygiene suits etc.

One day, after many, many years of putting my heart and soul into the job, I suddenly realised I was just going through the motions.

Never mind eh?

Kev


Balderdash. I don't believe any of it. You're not civil at all.........
Sounds like a river of shi kak ordure to me.
I actually worked on lots of waste water sites as a Commissioning Engineer, so it seems we have more in common than you realised (sweetie.) :shock:
No shi you know what I mean.........
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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby yeadon_m » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Kev,
Now I'm confused, because I don't know whether to believe a word of it. Forces, eh? dark horse. Catering Corps? 2 Para? as for sewerage, its very important. I just don't want to be involved!
Al, I know you were or are a commissioning engineer, because you can talk bolloxat length about almost any topic.
I like to celebrate the one thing we have in common. Spending money in the sometimes vain hope of finishing with a masterpiece. Ha ha! My dad always said I must have been a peasant because I am never happier than when filthy while making something shiny.
Mike

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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby PaulD738 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:40 pm

Alan must have had summat to do with sewage because he’s very good at polishing turds :tw
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby Alan H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:33 pm

PaulD738 wrote:Alan must have had summat to do with sewage because he’s very good at polishing turds :tw


But in your case, I still struggle......... :lol:

Describing you as a boat, it would be more of a rough cut punt, I suppose. :roll:
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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby canaletto5 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:56 pm

yeadon_m wrote:Kev,
Now I'm confused, because I don't know whether to believe a word of it. Forces, eh? dark horse. Catering Corps? 2 Para? as for sewerage, its very important. I just don't want to be involved!
Al, I know you were or are a commissioning engineer, because you can talk bolloxat length about almost any topic.
I like to celebrate the one thing we have in common. Spending money in the sometimes vain hope of finishing with a masterpiece. Ha ha! My dad always said I must have been a peasant because I am never happier than when filthy while making something shiny.
Mike
None of it is true Mike (Apart from being ex-forces: Royal Navy as it happens). I just wanted to confect something so I could make the "going through the motions " joke. :P

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Re: Funny how life turns out

Postby Alan H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:41 pm

yeadon_m wrote:My dad always said I must have been a peasant


With that lead in, I expected you to follow Kev's example with the 'pheasant plucker' poem. Sadly not to be by the looks of it, but here it is anyway....
'I'm not a pheasant plucker,
I'm a pheasant plucker's son.
I'll keep on plucking pheasants,
'Til the pheasant plucking's done.'

Now say it quickly a couple of times.
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