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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:04 AM
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If you could go back and DO something you chose not to, what would it be?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:05 AM
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1. Compete with my employer
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:06 AM
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2. Move out of Orlando
in 1994.
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:54 PM
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29. LOL..
We're going to be moving out of Orlando in 4 months. Yippy!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:06 AM
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3. Take the job I was offered in California four years ago instead of moving
to Florida.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:10 AM
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5. oh yeah...I'd do that too
;-)
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:10 AM
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4. I would have bought the stock of this lil company last year...
...that was $1.05. It is now $14.50. Sigh. I balked...it soared.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:32 AM
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7. I would have bought Apple 2 years back at $13.75/share
Now at $72.87
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:16 AM
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6. Accept the full scholarship
to Northeastern U. instead of going to Rutgers, back in 1969.

Oh, and not marry my first husband.
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Butterflies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:40 AM
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8. Go to college right after high school, and far away from home
my whole life went to hell in 1980.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:58 AM
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9. Go out to the bar...
A time when I chose to stay home instead of go out lead to something I really regret doing.... such is life.
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:22 PM
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11. what did you end up doing?
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
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16. Yeah, um....
There's a reason I didn't post that ;) It's private, and I regret it. 'Nuff said :P
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:22 PM
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18. aww, but you can't leave us hangin like that
:evilfrown:
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:24 PM
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19. She stabbed someone to death! HAPPY NOW??? LOL n/t
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:14 PM
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27. Hrmph.
BobBobbins, there are only 4 people in the world who know what happened, and I'm not about to share it with all of DU :P
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:52 PM
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28. ok, you can just PM me then, i won't tell
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:21 PM
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10. I would have slept with that keyboard player.
I said no & regret it. I know it would have been a very short term thing, but it would be something to remember.
I will not tell you who, so don't ask.
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loudestchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:43 PM
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13. pout.
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:41 PM
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12. travel in europe after college.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:44 PM
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14. Move out of state years ago.
I really hate living close to my parents. They are rarely of any help, just another emotional drain in all honesty.
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:47 PM
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15. joined the debate team, instead of the football team n/t
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:28 PM
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17. Go to WOODSTOCK !!!!
I chose to stay home and listen to records.

It just didn't seem like a good idea at the time.
Drive 1500 miles in a car with 5 other people just to camp in a farmer's field for 3 days and listen to music I could play at home.

Call me stupid.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:26 PM
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21. You're stupid
WELL, you said...
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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20. I would've done it
with the hot cop who gave me a ride when I was hitchhiking at 18 and he was obviously hitting on me, but I was too young and dumb to notice.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:31 PM
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22. I'd would had never quit General Motors, but stuck it out
with my iron pouring job until I had enough seniority to bid on a different job. With their 25 years and out, I would be sitting really nice and collecting a nice retirement.
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cags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:39 PM
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23. Keep that job when I was 13 working PR for Rock Stars!!!!!!!!!!!
But nooooo!! My mother was a freaking fundie and I was her brainwashed fool and rock and roll was baaaaddddd.

I freaking met Whitesnake and some others that I can't remember because at the time I didn't know who they were because all I ever listened to was church hymns!!!

Oh God This is killing me to remember.

The worst part is I quit because I thought God wanted me away from the rock and roll!!! Whaaa whaaa whaa waa waa sniff.

After I quit I found $200.00 in the roots of a bush and I thought God was rewarding me for quitting.

You are sick, how could you make me relive that. Whaa waa sniff whaa
I hate my mom!!!

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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:43 PM
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24. In 1994, I was offered a job in Japan, and for various reasons I
didn't take it.

If I had known what I know now, I would have taken it.

One of the reasons I didn't take it was that I didn't like the city where it was located, but DUH, I could have stayed for just one year and found another job in another city, since under Japanese law, you own your work visa, not your employer.
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Onlooker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:50 PM
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25. Meet with the Soviet Youth League
I was a student activist, part of a pretty well funded statewide student group in New York State in the late 70s. When I left the group, the American Communist Party offered me the chance to visit with my counterparts in the Soviet Youth League (I think that's what it was called). I declined, one of the few regrets I have. It would have been a blast to meet with them. The weird thing about the student group was that the Communist Party was always trying to infiltrate it, thus the offer of a free trip to the Soviet Union. (They had once infiltrated it, and my predecessor in the group, the son of a Texas oilman, was a Party member.)
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LiberallyInclined Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:59 PM
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26. stayed with my best friend's fiance when she kissed me...
and asked me to spend the night.

I chose the friendship...and nothing lasted.

they broke up a few months later over other things, and she moved home...my friend went away for grad school and we drifted apart...and it wasn't until later that i learned from a friend of hers that she was as crazy about me as i was about her.

what might have been...
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:29 PM
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30. Moved to NY city
and married my last girlfriend... But no, I had to play it safe and stay away from the big city... and lose the last love of my life...

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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