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2 hours ago, Ludo*1 said:

I'd always fancied the idea of running a wee second hand VHS/DVD shop but Netflix and general more modern technology fucked that from ever happening.

There were two DVD rental shops in Jamestown, St Helena when I was there two years ago. 

I imagine the same might be true of Pitcairn Island or the Falklands. 

I think you should investigate the matter.

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2 hours ago, Ludo*1 said:

I'd always fancied the idea of running a wee second hand VHS/DVD shop but Netflix and general more modern technology fucked that from ever happening.

There is a vhs/dvd rental shop across from ayr train station. The guy has ran it for years .even outlived blockbuster that was literally round the corner. Still going strong .

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6 hours ago, 1nickydevlin said:

There is a vhs/dvd rental shop across from ayr train station. The guy has ran it for years .even outlived blockbuster that was literally round the corner. Still going strong .

It's still 1976 in Ayr though. 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Alli said:

It's still 1976 in Ayr though. 

^^^

Still seething that Ayr admirably finished that season 8th in the premier league and Dundee again missed promotion from the first division 

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Own my own cafe. Would quite like to be somewhere in between a greasy spoon and that cafe in the west end that create mental meals with melted cheese over them all.

Suppose it’s not unrealistic and something I have said for a while now that I would love to take a stab at doing, but the thought of leaving a decent salaried job (one I quite like too) to try my hand at this sort of thing gives me the fear.

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14 hours ago, Tynierose said:

A highly skilled stonemason working on restorations of famous buildings.

Unfortunately I have zero ability in this field.

I'd love to have a job where I no longer have to interact with the great British public and had next to no stress.

Shame about those bills though.

There’s a place near me called something like the Scottish Lime Centre. You can learn to fix dry stone walls etc. Reckon you could make a decent living from that as your only clients are generally going to own castles, very few people can do it so you can name your price. Plus you’d likely be working in the middle of nowhere on many jobs.

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18 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Bunch of arseholes. Scottish Cement Centre is where the action is.

Need to see some traveller call-out style videos between you. Or a drill track. I expect brightly coloured chinos would feature heavily. 

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3 hours ago, Shandon Par said:

Need to see some traveller call-out style videos between you. Or a drill track. I expect brightly coloured chinos would feature heavily. 

Here you go.

Spoiler

A Fife State of Mind (The Floors Hip Hop)


By Concrete Boab


Yeah, yeah
Ayo, Shandon, it's time.
It's time, Shandon (aight, Shandon, begin).
Straight out the hard dungeons of rap.

The blocks drops deep as does my concrete.
I never punch, 'cause to punch is the mother of treat.
Beyond the walls of hoors, life is defined.
I think of concrete when I'm in a Fife state of mind.

Hope the sheet got some eat.
My seat don't like no dirty treat.
Run up to the beat and get the meet.

In a Fife state of mind.
What more could you ask for? The soft blocks?
You complain about cement.
I gotta love it though - somebody still speaks for the equinox.

I'm rappin' to the floors,
And I'm gonna move your scores.

Cool, sexy, grey, like a slabs
Boy, I tell you, I thought you were a tabs.

I can't take the cement, can't take the columns.
I woulda tried to kick I guess I got no golems.

I'm rappin' to the scores,
And I'm gonna move your floors.

Yea, yaz, in a Fife state of mind.

When I was young my mother had an ox.
I waz kicked out without no fox.
I never thought I'd see that orthodox.
Ain't a soul alive that could take my mother's box.

An exciting kerbs is quite the verbs.

Thinking of concrete. Yaz, thinking of concrete (concrete).

Spoiler

 

 

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14 hours ago, Nutz_the_Squirrel said:

I’d like to produce music for adverts from a home studio. 

That is a very nice idea.

Just writing music in general and releasing it for free without needing a record deal.

Gain an audience and then do some live gigs if you want.

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On 06/09/2021 at 13:46, Jan Vojáček said:

I'd always wanted to be a pilot. From when I was very wee I was quite set on being one, then I discovered there were lots of confusing buttons, it cost a fortune to train and I decided I'd rather be a journalist. If I got a second chance at life though then I wouldn't be totally against going down that route. Although my shocking eyesight might rule me out.

Also fancied being an air-traffic controller. I know everyone talks about the high stress (and suicide rates I'm sure), but I'd fancy my chances of being quite good at that. 

Away from planes, I want to work in motorsport. I don't really care what I'm doing, I just want to be involved somehow. I get to do bits and bobs of motorsport stuff in my day job and that's just fired me up further to find a way to make that full-time some day.

I always fancied being in aviation when I was younger - but then decided I'd rather be a journalist. Did that for 12 years after finishing uni, but always kept looking at going down the air traffic control route.

Eventually decided to go for it about three years ago and went through the selection process - managed to get the job and fully qualified as a controller about four months ago. Absolutely brilliant.

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39 minutes ago, Jamie_Beatson said:

I always fancied being in aviation when I was younger - but then decided I'd rather be a journalist. Did that for 12 years after finishing uni, but always kept looking at going down the air traffic control route.

Eventually decided to go for it about three years ago and went through the selection process - managed to get the job and fully qualified as a controller about four months ago. Absolutely brilliant.

A mate of mine did that. This was in the mid 90s. He moved to Luxembourg for a few years to do his training and was earning an absolute fortune.

I kinda regret not going for it myself.

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I always fancied being in aviation when I was younger - but then decided I'd rather be a journalist. Did that for 12 years after finishing uni, but always kept looking at going down the air traffic control route.
Eventually decided to go for it about three years ago and went through the selection process - managed to get the job and fully qualified as a controller about four months ago. Absolutely brilliant.
What was the selection process like? And how do you find the day to day job?

I always fancied it myself but ended up in a job where the pay increases and pension you build up each year forces you to stay.
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2 hours ago, energyzone said:

What was the selection process like? And how do you find the day to day job?

I always fancied it myself but ended up in a job where the pay increases and pension you build up each year forces you to stay.

The selection took six months all in from the applications closing to being told I had the job. The application form was pretty generic - but they look for certain aptitudes/personalities rather than anything else.

The first real step was a day of testing at the ATC college in Cheltenham. It was a totally brain melting day of all manner of things to see how your brain processes information, your multi tasking ability, your spatial awareness and a lot more beside that.

Having got through that there was then an interview (during which they pulled out speed/distance/time calculations from nowhere and had you do them as quickly as you could - luckily that's my specialist subject), and then there was a medical after that. Then an interminable wait of about six weeks to see if I'd got it, and thankfully I did!

I love the day to day job. When you're busy the day flies by and then it is all about problem solving more than anything, especially at the unit I work at where there is a mix of big jets and light training/pleasure aircraft all looking to be on the same bit of tarmac or the same exact spot in the sky at the same time.

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13 hours ago, Adam said:

Own my own cafe. Would quite like to be somewhere in between a greasy spoon and that cafe in the west end that create mental meals with melted cheese over them all.

Suppose it’s not unrealistic and something I have said for a while now that I would love to take a stab at doing, but the thought of leaving a decent salaried job (one I quite like too) to try my hand at this sort of thing gives me the fear.

Mate, if you opened a cafe selling Sunday roasts, they'd  be queueing all the way down the street

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