- 01-05-2012, 08:01 #101Overactively underachieving for almost half a century.
- 01-05-2012, 08:05 #102
- 01-05-2012, 08:06 #103
- 01-05-2012, 08:19 #104
I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- In my own little world
- 01-05-2012, 08:34 #105
Working in ROP and NI as a civvie in the mid 80's was an eye opener. Only once had animosity directed at me and that was a bunch of pissed up prods in Portadown. Working in Newery I would go out for a beer with one set of lads one day and another the next. It was as though everyone was trying to show how normal and nice they were. Neither lot slagged off the others either, most were good friends at work but could not be seen socialising with each other. In the south a lot were apologetic about the north and frankly most had never been up there and viceaversa. Hardly ever saw the Army and never witnessed anything kicking off. Because of my job (and because nobody else in the company I worked for wanted to go) I got to know the country well. It still amazes me how small the areas where troubes were/are and how few people live in NI.
I'm not trying to paint a rosy picture My own family on both sides were affected. It's just film/documentry makers forget life goes on. Shit happens but so do normal everyday stuffHaven't had an accident in years. See a lot in my rear view mirror though.
It's very unlucky to be superstitious.
Only my dog can judge me.
- 01-05-2012, 09:34 #106