So when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

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I used to moderate on a extreme metal forum a few years back. You think this place is full of nutters. ??

When I was a kid I wanted to be a vet because I’m a bit of an animal lover, then I realised a massive part of my job would be putting these animals to sleep. I’d be an emotional wreck.

To this day I think my perfect job would be riot police. Honestly would get up every morning for work with a smile on my face.

Pretty much me down to a tee. Emotionally scarred at the thought of putting down a sick greyhound yet frighteningly enthusiastic at cracking some heads during a riot.

Fuck I bet you’ve got some stories :lol:
 

mandela

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Footballer.

Was just good enough to be disappointed when it inevitably didn't happen.

One of my friends did make it and spent most of his career in an average SPL team and he was better than me so does make me think. We had pals/team mates/people we knew who were significantly better than us who never got a sniff. Definitely a fickle industry and the cream certainly doesn't rise to the top. Maybe it does to an extent once semi established but actually breaking in has a lot to do with who you know and all the usual shit.

Still check the sidelines at my coed recreational games for scouts though, obvs.





Regards,
Jay from Inbetweeners
 
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To this day I think my perfect job would be riot police. Honestly would get up every morning for work with a smile on my face.
I had riot control training in the danish army because we were going to secure the Kosovo elections in 2001. Best time ever.

We beat the shit out of each other and a company of conscripts. We had all the latest riot gear. We got set on fire with molotov cocktails smashed into a wall over our heads and had to rely on the others putting out the flames. (We had to walk away from the wall slowly. Lay down flat on our belly and put our face into the ground, then someone lifts up your head and uses the personal extinguisher from your face, over your head and across your back and legs). We had choppers and our own APC's which we fitted with NATO barbed wire on the front, herding the crowds. And we had all the tear gas in the world.





Then we got to Kosovo and found out the French had sent their Foreign Legion to do the same job as us and nobody of the locals felt like rioting that election :sad2
 

Mat Cauthon

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I had riot control training in the danish army because we were going to secure the Kosovo elections in 2001. Best time ever.

We beat the shit out of each other and a company of conscripts. We had all the latest riot gear. We got set on fire with molotov cocktails smashed into a wall over our heads and had to rely on the others putting out the flames. (We had to walk away from the wall slowly. Lay down flat on our belly and put our face into the ground, then someone lifts up your head and uses the personal extinguisher from your face, over your head and across your back and legs). We had choppers and our own APC's which we fitted with NATO barbed wire on the front, herding the crowds. And we had all the tear gas in the world.





Then we got to Kosovo and found out the French had sent their Foreign Legion to do the same job as us and nobody of the locals felt like rioting that election :sad2
I would have felt so disappointed man. Although training sounded like heaps of fun.

I think I would even volunteer you know, maybe do free riot control once a week or so. Such is my passion.
 
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Diana Ross had that song out years ago " Do you know where you're going to.....,", and it scared the s**t out of me as a child, because I didn't know then, and really don't now. I wanted to be famous and I am not, but it is all good, got some great things and ideas ahead of me.