Things you've never done

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Geoff.D » 30 Dec 2013, 9:35pm

NUKe wrote:
Ben@Forest wrote:
JohnW wrote:- I've never eaten a Penguin


This one struck me because of a story told to me by a woman some years ago - she was on a VSO trip to South Africa in the late 90s (so well after apartheid had gone) and an oil slick affected penguins on the coast. As she and other well-meaning white people (and they were all white) were cleaning penguins a group of black people further up the same beach were collecting oil-covered penguins to eat. It is in no way a story about colour but about poverty, she and the her group were well-fed enough to be concerned about the plight of penguins, the other group were hungry enough to see anything as potential food.

It has of course just struck me that the OP was talking about chocolate-covered snack bars...

As to things I've never done, though I've visited castles all over Europe as a tourist I've never been to the one in our town (lived here eight years), strange how you ignore what's close to you.

great story Ben. it does sum the dilemma facing the modern world. one half has power and food. The other half would like the same, but he first half says to second half you can't do that we have to save the planet. Time for some real hard choices for the west.


I agree, Ben and Nuke. Thanks for sharing the story and the thoughts.
As to the hard choices.......they involve the recognition that continued exploitation of resources (both human and material) at an unsustainable level will continue to put off paying the true cost, and pile it on the exploited poor of the present and the future. Sadly, this is an inevitable consequence of capitalism (which is now global, and dominant), even though there are some benefits accruing.

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Tim DH » 21 Jan 2014, 11:34am

One Thing I’ve Never Done… Posted a message on the Club Forum!

My mate ‘’Thirdcrank’’ suggested I start in the Teashop… so here I am.

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Ray » 21 Jan 2014, 12:13pm

Welcome, Tim!
Maybe we'll bump into one another on the road sometime :wink: . Better still, in a real Yorkshire tea shop!
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Tim DH » 21 Jan 2014, 2:55pm

Hi Ray,
On the subject of Teashops.... The one I frequent most often.. Dunnies, on the bridge in Otley, is rumoured to be closing on Feb 2nd.

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Ray » 21 Jan 2014, 3:49pm

Tim DH wrote:Dunnies, on the bridge in Otley, is rumoured to be closing on Feb 2nd.

Yes, there have been rumours for some time - see this thread viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4946&p=695798&hilit=favourite+cafes#p695798

It's some time since I've been there - getting to Otley from Wakefield involves either running the gauntlet of the Leeds/Bradford traffic, or a 90 mile work-around.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 21 Jan 2014, 6:11pm

Hi,
There must be loads of Cavemen like me, who has never done what most do all the time like fly to a holiday abroard :)
Lets hear it guys.............

Edited -
Oooh.....maners, should have said Guys & Ladies...there must be plenty lurking here :D
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Cyril Haearn » 7 Apr 2017, 8:33pm

Never tried an e-bike

Never been stopped for driving too fast

Was once stopped by the cops for driving too slowly, I am proud to report
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby mercalia » 7 Apr 2017, 9:53pm

never been to a pop concert
never belonged to a political party

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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 8 Apr 2017, 9:01am

Some obscure things I have done.

Kissed a parrot
Eaten monkey kebabs
Ridden backwards on a bike
Swum in the deepest part of the Indian Ocean
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Apr 2017, 7:36pm

Hi,
Cyril Haearn wrote:Never tried an e-bike

Never been stopped for driving too fast

Was once stopped by the cops for driving too slowly, I am proud to report

Twice stopped by coppers.......eventually-
Once 1.1 escort not enough power to catch a 175 cc motorcycle :)
Second he reckons I was pulling away from a 2.8 Granada :? :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops:
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby landsurfer » 8 Apr 2017, 7:37pm

fossala wrote:(1) Never been abroad
(2) Never driven a car
(3) Never owned any photo ID


Yea ... But you don't actually exist ... :D
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 8 Apr 2017, 7:43pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:Some obscure things I have done.

Kissed a parrot
Eaten monkey kebabs
Ridden backwards on a bike
Swum in the deepest part of the Indian Ocean

Did you get to the Taj Mahal?
Dad went there in WW2 from here on a boat, probably not a navy ship? In the army.
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby landsurfer » 8 Apr 2017, 9:22pm

Kylie Minogue .... :(
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Mick F » 9 Apr 2017, 10:07am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Did you get to the Taj Mahal?
Dad went there in WW2 from here on a boat, probably not a navy ship? In the army.
Been to Cochin, SW India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka a couple of times.

How did your dad get to the Taj Mahal by boat? It's quite a long way inland!
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Re: Things you've never done

Postby Spinners » 9 Apr 2017, 10:09am

Ridden on a cycle path after a motorist has helpfully pointed one out to me...
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