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I remember when I was...

I remember when I was...

Jan 03 2013

Occasionally, I like to get nostalgic and remember the old times. This occurs a little more often now as I get older. Maybe because I have more memories now. One thing I learned is when the event happens, it may not have been funny at the time, but it is when you look back. Here's some things that happened to me that come to mind.

I remember back when I was 10, I first heard the word "slut", and then learned that you should never repeat what you hear on TV to the neighbor girl who has a very large and angry father.

I remember when I was 11, I fell through the ice on Lake Erie, and talked my mom into not telling my dad. Little did I know when my dad was reading the Sunday paper, he asks "Go fishing yesterday?". Even back then a kid falling through the ice made the papers, and... ....TV. Going to school on Monday sucked.

When a woman says you never listen to her while you're watching Saturday morning cartoons, and then tells you to prove that you listen to her and tell her what she just said, you shouldn't say "We'll be right back after these messages."

Nowadays we send out emails to let our boss know that we're going to be out of work sick. Always proof read those emails. For example, I was writing an email that was supposed to say "I'm coughing so hard it's making me sick, so I'm staying home." But I left out the word "coughing". Luckily my female boss at the time had a sense of humor and replied "I can understand you're staying home, but I fail to see how that's making you sick."

When in the military, no matter how funny something may be, never laugh at your drill instructor.

Always remember the clutch is on the left on a motorcycle, and the brake on the right. When you confuse them, you get a lesson in physics and inertia quick. Not a good thing, even if it did get me out of push ups for a year while in the military. #RoadPizza

What are your funny memories?

About the Author, Patrick Santry

Patrick Santry, has two decades of experience in enabling businesses to take advantage of the digital landscape. A well rounded experience in technology, and business is what sets me apart from the rest of the pack. When it comes to an overall digital strategy my experience is impressive.

BS in Computer Information Systems. Four time recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award, and author of several books and magazine articles on digital technologies.

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