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Soddit mode

BratMedic

LE
Book Reviewer
FiL 95 years old, fought his way up through Italy WW2, bought a new car in Feb, went into lock down soon after, fell over in his back garden picking up dog poo, broke his hip, went into hospital, had op, came out, didn't get Covid-19, now he hobbles about on crutches. he's never driven the car. When asked what are you going to do about the car? "Ah Soddit! sell the fecker I s'pose".
 

merchantman

War Hero
I had my soddit moment a couple of years ago when at the age of 63 I was sat in my office and I realised I wasn't enjoying my job anymore. I checked my finances and decided I had sufficient to retire. Packed in the job came back to the UK, from Singapore, bought an old house which I had refurbished to suit my requirements. I do a little bit of work as a consultant for my previous firm which brings in a bit of extra cash I have a merchant navy and a private pension and a second house which is rented out, not rich but certainly comfortable with no money worries. Kids all grown up and living nearby, 3rd grandson due next month so plenty to keep me busy. Had planned a trip back to Singapore and tour of the far east for later this year which has unfortunately had to go on hold for now. Hopefully next year will be travelling again.
 

Dr Death

War Hero
You only live once so spend it, you came in to the world with nothing so leave it with nowt!
Unless you want to be buried with it or if going to be cremated it will go up in flames!!
 
I definitely am in Soddit Mode - as per @sirbhp 's definition.
Whilst a bit younger (at the tender age of 63)
and having spent money on experiences- not things - and kids are now doing the same - whats left is not going to the grave with me.

I still love a bargain ( I buy new clothes rarely , and look in a Charity Shop first ) - but will happily spend £2000 on a weeks fishing in Norway - or bugger off sailing with mates and spend whatever it takes to share the adventure.

Being divorced helps.
I value my independence a lot and am going to keep it that way until croak.
So...err...what you doin about shags an stuff...
 
i have a mortgage free house dont owe anyone a penny. Not Rich but just comfortable have ALL I need but now gone mental on buying stuff I want . ole age . huh

Same here no mortgage and we don't have any debt or credit cards, the only card we have is our bank debit cards
 
Same here no mortgage and we don't have any debt or credit cards, the only card we have is our bank debit cards
What he said, kids now gone, house as we want it, no debt, 3 pensions do not drink, smoke, gamble, and quite like the idea of not getting out of bed until I want to, the world, and his wife can all do one, drawbridge up, and F*** the lot of you.......and loving it!
 
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So...err...what you doin about shags an stuff...

I don't know how old you are but, believe it or not, eventually the constant urge for sex lessens later in life ( a testosterone thing, I believe ).
Even though its all in full working order - by the time I have had eg. a thoroughly enjoyable day fishing, a couple of beers with a mate, cooked a creative meal and had a couple of glasses of wine with it - I am quite happy to go to bed alone and sleep.

And regular sex always comes with strings attached. I'm not prepared to put up with that anymore.
 
I don't know how old you are but, believe it or not, eventually the constant urge for sex lessens later in life ( a testosterone thing, I believe ).
Even though its all in full working order - by the time I have had eg. a thoroughly enjoyable day fishing, a couple of beers with a mate, cooked a creative meal and had a couple of glasses of wine with it - I am quite happy to go to bed alone and sleep.

And regular sex always comes with strings attached. I'm not prepared to put up with that anymore.
Hookers, its the way forward.....so I am told.....by a friend.....allegedly!
 
I had a soddit moment while out last week, felt a tweak from the sphincter and knew a dump was on the way, thought about baking it for a while and waiting until I got home then thought soddit and used the one in the store







B&Q had to close for a while when they found it in one of their display toilets
 
My soddit has been clothes. Over the past year, I’ve been filling my wardrobe with some decent gear instead of making do with just what I have.

I spent the first twenty years of the last forty working for a local authority in a number of roles. As I climbed the greasy pole into more senior roles, I had to wear more office and managerial looking clobber.

The second twenty years part of the last forty was spent in the building industry building extensions and then specialising in groundwork.

The building game is a place where you were reasonably clean when you started working the morning but by the end of the day, if you weren’t coated in dirt or worse, you most likely hadn’t earned your money for that day.

plus having a mortgage and bringing up three kids over a large part of that time, my wardrobe was always dependent on a smallish budget.

Still got a bit of a mortgage but the kids are all grown up and I now find that I do have more disposable income. So I’m now saving some of it but I’m also buying decent clothes.

I’ve brought several pairs of shoes. Brogues and Oxfords but in a couple of different colours. Black burgundy and brown. Decent makes with leather soles etc.

I also have the time these days to sit down and polish them etc. Some of those who know of my past army service many years ago have commented on my nicely polished shoes with a “yeah, can tell you were a squaddy” as they eyeball my footwear.

I’ve latched onto a shirt company who do decent quality shirts and I have over the past year paid them some good money for what now amounts to a bit of a shirt collection. My missus is giving me quite some aggravation on my beginning to command the majority of space in our bedroom wardrobes.

Likewise to a slightly lesser degree with trousers but I’ve made up for going easy on buying trousers by buying some decent Harris Tweed jackets.

Ties....... Did I mention ties? Some decent looking ties can be fairly expensive. Especially the Italian ones!

I’m sixty five next week and I’m taking the view that I am going to look presentable whenever I leave the house. I can afford it and at my age, I like to look decently clothed.

It’s not stuff from the really expensive shops where you can pay several hundreds just for a shirt but it’s all very good quality from good names and looks it.

There will still be a bit left for them to fight over when I’m gone and some of the clothes and footwear will still collect a couple of quid on eBay to help pay for the funeral.
 
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skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
i have a mortgage free house dont owe anyone a penny. Not Rich but just comfortable have ALL I need but now gone mental on buying stuff I want . ole age . huh
It’s great. I’ve been hauled back in to help out during this pandemic. I’m now on first name terms with Amazon delivery bods. I’ve got my Macs upgraded and busy buying peripherals

Amazon prime is great, stuff you’d wait a week on after bribing ‘the wireman’, You can order late on a Saturday night it arrives Monday.
 
Obviously a gag.No mention of some hippo he'd screw.

Funny you should mention that, she was on the one next to me

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ste14w

War Hero
I have been in soddit mode ever since my first pay parade in 1984. Strange thing is I still managed to bring up my son, pay off my mortgage and live debt free, whilst jumping from one job to another, and rarely settling down in any of them.
For many years I worked six day weeks. I've been a shop manager, a TV engineer, a sales rep, a coppersmith, and sometimes I earned money in unconventional ways.
I'm currently a class 1 HGV driver, and I honestly don't know how I've managed to stay solvent and spend like I have. I suspect it's because of my carefree attitude to life, and soddit pretty much sums it up.
Spend it, enjoy it, be happy. Many of you have definitely earned that right.
 

Teeblerone

Old-Salt
I have been in soddit mode ever since my first pay parade in 1984. Strange thing is I still managed to bring up my son, pay off my mortgage and live debt free, whilst jumping from one job to another, and rarely settling down in any of them.
For many years I worked six day weeks. I've been a shop manager, a TV engineer, a sales rep, a coppersmith, and sometimes I earned money in unconventional ways.
I'm currently a class 1 HGV driver, and I honestly don't know how I've managed to stay solvent and spend like I have. I suspect it's because of my carefree attitude to life, and soddit pretty much sums it up.
Spend it, enjoy it, be happy. Many of you have definitely earned that right.
Coppersmith? That sounds most interesting - say more?
 

ste14w

War Hero
Coppersmith? That sounds most interesting - say more?
Basically cutting, soldering or brazing sheet copper into various implements or ornaments.
To be honest I slashed my fingers open that many times that the boss was happy to see me move on.
 

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