Sorry guys, I was taking out a couple of my rantings the other night and I should have done it with a bit more sleep under my belt. Anyway I ended up deleting the whole thing. But to start a new one, what were you doing on the 1st of March 1977?.
Go ahead guys, at my expense:
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I was still pushing a service truck around Washington, D.C. Lotsa GSA (General Services Administration - a Federal gummint entity for you folks across the pond), private commercial, restaurant type work etc. BORING!!!
'Course, I WAS the only 7 year old service truck driver in the District.
I could still do two things I can't seem to do now....... 1) See my feet without bending over and 2) Comb my hair. I can't seem to remember if I miss either of those now!!
Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread#152839 03/02/0609:25 AM03/02/0609:25 AM
I was in college at Syracuse NY. I lived in an old house that was fraternity owned, but I was not a "brother". March 1st we might have been at a basketball game. We had more snow than you can shake a stick at that winter - oh yeah - winter ends in April in Syracuse. I was a Landscape Architect student and I graduated in '78.
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Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread#152840 03/02/0611:47 PM03/02/0611:47 PM
Sorry Guys, What started this all off was my whinings about in 1977, I was going to a movie with my mother and my Auntie and happened to come across a guy that had come off his motorbike. I'll never forget that day, the Bee Gees singing "Stayin' Alive", How ironic. The guy died at the scene, but that made me want to be a Fireman. Since I took up Fire-fighting I've attended 997 calls and while that's nothing to be proud of I suppose, I suppose I have helped the odd person. But, 1977 was a good year wasn't it?!. I was 7 years old. How on earth did things get so out of order since??. Mind you we had the 80's, which didn't help.
Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread#152842 03/03/0608:33 AM03/03/0608:33 AM
'77? Transferred to a new unit. One of the clerical officers, let's call her Mrs E., took exception to an Englishman daring to work in "Welsh-Wales" and just loved to reject, ( with an oily grin ), every expenses claim, housing claim, hotel claim, travel claim, fuel chitty etc. that I made, with nitpicky errors, "wrong color biro", " need 4 copies", " no photocopies allowed", Wrong form, (you want a MO156A) ", "The wrong co-signee", "Too late for this month", "Not entitled to that." etc. etc. I called her 'Heart of Glass' from Blondie's hit of around that time. Then, we got a new English Director. She promptly failed one of his expense forms for a taxi when his limo broke down on the way back from London one wet night, on the basis there was a bus service available! The next day she was transferred to a remote building at the back of site as a clerk in a cardboard-packaging recycling shed! LOL!
Was singing this for weeks after!
"Once had a love and it was a gas, Soon turned out to be a PITA, Seemed like a good thing, only to find, Mucho mistrust, loves gone behind!"
Wood work but can't!
Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread#152845 03/03/0610:12 PM03/03/0610:12 PM
'77: Senior year of high school. I was doing electrical work after school and on weekends. No clue on what I might've been doing that day though. I can tell you for sure that I did 2 solo skydives from 9500'AGL on March 8,87 but only because I have logbook entries for them. If I wrote down my activities in 77, it would've been on either a Star Trek, M.C. Escher or Tolkien Calendar. Joe
Re: My Apologies-1977 Thread#152846 03/03/0610:21 PM03/03/0610:21 PM