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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 05:39 PM

Can you beat this brain fart?

I interviewed a chap from my alma mater for a job – different year and different degree so I did not know him back in the day. During our chat about the school he mentioned that his degree had been conferred by Margaret Thatcher. I responded that I could not remember who had conferred my degree but Maggie must have been after my time.

The other night I was telling my sister about the conversation to which she commented along the lines of – you did get your degree from Margaret Thatcher you idiot, I sat and watched you get it, Mum has photo’s somewhere.

So. The. First. Female. Prime. Minister. Gave. Me. My. Degree.

I shook hands with Maggie. I got given a piece of paper that demonstrated years of slog. And I had no recollection of it. At. All. Now I have been prompted I vaguely remember it but not in any meaningful way.

Seriously? I mean, how ridiculous is that? One might argue I blacked it our for a reason.... LOL - but really?

I challenge you to beat that brain fart!

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Soph0571 Jan 2019 OP
Turbineguy Jan 2019 #1
Soph0571 Jan 2019 #2
akraven Jan 2019 #3
Soph0571 Jan 2019 #4
akraven Jan 2019 #5
DetlefK Jan 2019 #6
Soph0571 Jan 2019 #7
The King of Prussia Jan 2019 #8
LeftishBrit Jan 2019 #9

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. You must have

washed your hands too well afterwards.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 05:46 PM

2. LOL

There is that

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 05:53 PM

3. I still don't remember the only wedding I've ever had....

seriously, the biggie, the fancy dress, the church, yeah that I remember. But the actual wedding? ZIP.

Of course, that was in 1973, and my dad said the Governor of Florida was there - I don't remember a thing!

I much preferred the one I had to spouse of many years now, in a judge's office, in blue jeans, and coffee and burgers afterward!

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Response to akraven (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:10 PM

4. 2nd one sounds sooooo much better!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:13 PM

5. It was great. We knew the judge; she kept it funny and light.

Witnesses were good friends, my soon to be stepdaughter, her boyfriend, and some crazies from both workplaces, as well as bosses from both!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:56 PM

6. Don't know if this one counts:

I worked as a stage-hand for a music-festival twice a year. Walkie-talkie, access-all-areas pass and my trusty companions: zip ties and a roll of Gaffer-tape.

One of these festivals still stands out because we didn't sell enough tickets (a mere 2500, down from 4000).

About 3 years later I became a fan of a certain rock-band (great music and the lead-singer is just gorgeous) and realized in hindsight that they had been one of our headliners years ago at that very festival.

If only I had known this band back then!
I could have met them in person!
I could have talked to them!
I had had a fucking backstage-pass and everything!
Aaaaaah!

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 07:00 PM

7. It really counts

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:29 PM

8. Can't beat it

I once shook hands with Ted Heath though.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 06:47 AM

9. Shaking Maggie's hand was so traumatic that you repressed it???

LOL!

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