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CactusZack tells us: "I stopped dating a girl AFTER she got breast implants. For what reason I do not know, and I still kick myself for this." Tell us about inexplicable decisions that still haunt you.

(, Thu 23 Sep 2010, 11:58)
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I temp'ed for about a year before I went to uni to save a bit of extra spending cash, and found myself working in the MOD main building in Whitehall. I was working for some architects who were redisigning the interior of the building and hence were based on site for surveys etc.
One of the guys there was ex-paramilitary, and had been forced to retire after a parachute fail. He'd suffered some spinal injury in the fall; his mobility was saved but he was left with a profound stutter.
One morning he asked if he could have a look through my copy of the Metro - replete with agonising stuttering. I turned to face him and instinctively (and that's the worst part, for me) mocked his stutter by saying "er, er, er, er" whilst looking him in the eye. Not a conscious decision but my brain obviously thought it was the right thing to do.
As I was blurting out this verbal atrocity I suddenly realised what I was doing and wished I could die on the spot. I apologised profusely but it was way too late for that.
Everyone within earshot was slack jawed in disgust.
Phil - if you're reading this - that moment has haunted me ever since (about 10 years and counting) and I really am sorry I was such a prick. You were a top guy, too.
(, Sat 25 Sep 2010, 20:04, closed)
clicking like just for "i.charlius". also you're a cunt.

(, Sat 25 Sep 2010, 20:17, closed)
^ ^
(, Sun 26 Sep 2010, 9:48, closed)

(, Sat 25 Sep 2010, 22:23, closed)
Military parachutist?
It's always the first thing that comes to my mind, hence I used to assume that the IRA were some sort of angry, formation skydiving team.
(, Sat 25 Sep 2010, 23:37, closed)

(, Mon 27 Sep 2010, 11:19, closed)
I do this,
but the worst I ever got was a withering stare from a rather pretty, German exchange student.
(, Sat 25 Sep 2010, 23:38, closed)
para + military =/= paramilitary,

(, Sat 25 Sep 2010, 23:38, closed)

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