Do it again?

Guzzler

War Hero
Having a chat with me old mucker Ballistic today and the 'would you do the same again' thing came into the conversation - between 'I'd do the barmaid' and 'No it's not - it's your ******* round'.

He would because he likes things that go bang as they make his eyes glaze over. Little puddles form under his legs at the very mention of NGS. Oddly, the same doesn't happen to me when it comes to memories of saying 'sorry, we're closed' or 'nothing to do with me, you'll have to phone the tax man'. Girl's job which they dragged me into because I could read and write - I believed I could still tie knots, swashbuckle and bayonet baddies and things, but it wasn't to be. Yo-ho-ho.

Anyhoo - obviously I wouldn't join again in my former branch, my attempt at joining 'shh-you know who' failed in the early 80s, so I stuck with it for 25 years. In the highly unlikely event that I did join it would certainly be as an MA - my current employment seems to suggest that I have more of a leaning to such work than sat on my fat one making excuses. Though too late I now dream of being a paramedic.

Anyway - I assume I'm pretty much alone in this as most seem to love their former trades.

Tell us.
 
Ditto !! .. I, rather foolishly & because of 1st Mrs WM, left after 17 years. Departed for the Mid East, spent more time away from the family that with them as it turned out. The Old Man, retired RPO (sorry !!) always said that he'd do the same thing again, but wouldn't get married (same here), and he still reminisced, and told lots of dits, up to his ctb in '08.
 

Sharkey

War Hero
I would as long as I didnt have to go anywhere near Faslane again, dont know about this Navy though, when you start calling a chimney sweep a Flualogical specialist someone's bored
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
I would do it all over again but with one proviso....I'd have to be 'T', (I know sacrilege), then I might remember, and enjoy, all those glorious places that I visited throughout my career. Not looking through the bottom of a beer glass. Hmmm...might be worth a bob or two as well !
 
I would do it all over again but with one proviso....I'd have to be 'T', (I know sacrilege), then I might remember, and enjoy, all those glorious places that I visited throughout my career. Not looking through the bottom of a beer glass. Hmmm...might be worth a bob or two as well !
.. You might have a need to explain 'T' to some of the younguns on here, ;)
 

Chaz

MIA
Without doubt I'd do it again, have never 'dipped out', just 'dipped in' more on some occasions. No regrets whatsoever.
 
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