Things you have done.

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Tinpotflowers
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Things you have done.

Postby Tinpotflowers » 21 Aug 2019, 6:40pm

I see there is a thread called Things you have never done

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=79593


But that is negative I suggest we start a thread called Things you have done.

I start

I have:

Abseiled off a very small mountain
Arrested in communist country
Been to 10 and 11 Downing Street for a meeting
Broken my spine
Completed the first London marathon
Earn a silver blade certificate for ice skating
Meet Ken Livingstone and Tony Benn
Repair a broken chain in the snow with a pair pliers

landsurfer
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby landsurfer » 21 Aug 2019, 6:49pm

No thanks ... there's enough toppers around ...
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................

Tinpotflowers
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Tinpotflowers » 21 Aug 2019, 6:52pm

landsurfer wrote:No thanks ... there's enough toppers around ...



Topper
An annoying person who responds to hearing someone else’s experience or problem by immediately telling a similar story about themselves with a much more fantastic outcome. They've done everything you have, only more often... and better than you.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Topper


Sorry

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby landsurfer » 21 Aug 2019, 7:13pm

Read Dilbert ... there is a character called Topper that does just that ... and don't say sorry .. it was a sound idea ... :D
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bovlomov
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby bovlomov » 21 Aug 2019, 7:26pm

This could be on a feedback loop with the other thread.

You post what you have done. I can either say that I have done it too, or I can post in the other thread, with a link, saying that I haven't done it. Similarly, when you post what you haven't done, in the other thread, I can either report that I, too, haven't done it, or I might post the link in this thread, saying that I have.

It could get very noisy - Like The Who (who, I'm told, I have seen).

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Aug 2019, 8:13pm

Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind
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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 21 Aug 2019, 9:00pm

Hi,
Held my breath for 3 mins 20 secs in a pub.
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby landsurfer » 21 Aug 2019, 10:17pm

brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind


So i'm better than all of you that have a speeding conviction !! .... Topper .... see what i mean .... :D
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey .....
The Road Goes On Forever ........................

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2019, 3:04am

landsurfer wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind


So i'm better than all of you that have a speeding conviction !! .... Topper .... see what i mean .... :D

No conviction, just a few words :wink:
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Cugel
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Cugel » 22 Aug 2019, 10:40am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Held my breath for 3 mins 20 secs in a pub.


Ah ha! The likely oxygen deprivation to a certain organ is now explained! :-)

Cugel

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby mattheus » 22 Aug 2019, 11:16am

landsurfer wrote:Read Dilbert ... there is a character called Topper that does just that ... and don't say sorry .. it was a sound idea ... :D


I knew that already.

Actually, here's a thread idea:
Have you been topped? Tell us about it!

<I'll type one up later ...>

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 22 Aug 2019, 11:23am

Hi,
Cugel wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Held my breath for 3 mins 20 secs in a pub.


Ah ha! The likely oxygen deprivation to a certain organ is now explained! :-)

Cugel

Actually cheating :P
Platelet counts are raised after a splenectomy, as platelets are now not pooled and removed from the blood by the spleen.
I developed thrombosis soon after in right leg, which is now back to haunt me in the form of bad circulation.
Pre splenectomy I was a sub aqua diver but mainly never used a bottle (amateur) and could hold my breath easily over two minutes.
Although normal platelet count resumes in weeks or months, I have just read a paper on a male who had his spleen removed 38 years ago and suffered a stroke as partly because he has no spleen, mine was 37 years ago.
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby kylecycler » 22 Aug 2019, 11:29am

200K. Finished up knackered with a sore bum. Going for 300 next year. :)

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby iandriver » 22 Aug 2019, 11:39am

Perhaps we need an 'old blokes who should know better' angle.

Welded the bottom piece of metal to the bench rather than the top and bottom bits together.
Headed a cricket ball, intentionally.
I could go on......
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Psamathe » 22 Aug 2019, 11:44am

iandriver wrote:Perhaps we need an 'old blokes who should know better' angle.
......

Things you have regretted having done?
Mistakes you have learnt from?

Ian