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I wish I had...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 6 Sep 2007.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Booked to see the Beautiful South live last year when I could have, thinking I'll put it off for a year. They have now split up (since Feb) so will never get to see them although I own all their albums. :biggrin::sad:



    What are your biggest regrets in life?

    I still kick myself over a number of times I had 'it' offered to me on a plate and didn't take the opportunity. Damn, damn damn!
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I'm still trying to decide how much I will regret not buying Crowded House tickets before they sell out.


    My only past regret that springs to mind is with housing. When we got married I was at uni, so we bought a small terraced house that we could afford on my wife's salary. When I started working again three years later, we briefly considered buying the house next door and renting it out.

    If we had done that, when we moved to our current house, following the last boom, we could have sold them both and would now have no or at least very little mortgage.
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    When working in Cork had a chance of a ticket to see U2 in Dublin, their home town at cost price. Sadly, I realised it was the w/end I should be flying to Brum to see my (then) 11yr old daughter.
    I did the right thing (I think) and went to see me daughter, regret not going to see U2 though, but all I have to do is think of the hug and kiss I got off her at Brum International and it's all back in perspective.


    I did the right thing.
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    not seeing nofx in 2003 at download at castle donnington.
     
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    My mum telling me at 16 that I was too young to go to see Thin Lizzy's farewell concert. She tried to make me feel better by saying "They'll be back together in 2 years". 2 years later Phil Lynott was dead. Thanks Mum.
     
  6. greenmark

    greenmark Über Member

    Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
    "Regrets, I've had a few
    But then again, too few to mention..."

    That line from "My Way" always got me wondering. If Frank Sinatra had more than just a few regrets, it would have been a pretty long song.

    My regrets are (in no particular order): Kathryn, Emily, Jane, Melanie, Lisa, Nicky, Nikki, Emma, Treasure, Jo, etc....
     
  7. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    I went to see Thin Lizzy in the 70s - they were bloody good. You really wanted to know that, didn't you..
     
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Slightly OT. Best group I have never seen was the stereophonics. They were playing at Donny when I lived in Shepshed, a barmaid at my local lived in Donny backing on to the course so it was sun, beer, barbie and live music in her back garden. Excellent night !
     
  9. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Really? They could really rock out when they put their minds to it but a lot of their songs were whiny ballad-ey mince. Underachievers - could have done so much better. (IMO of course).

    Telling her how I felt before it was too late. However, then I would never have met Mrs. C and had the best 9 years of my life and a sprog to boot. So, maybe not.
     
  10. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    My first wife - cost me the best part of 10 years and an arseload of money.

    Bren
     
  11. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    I regret that they got back together! That means that seeing their free farewell concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, will no longer be their final show.

    Biggest regret, after recently being made redundant for the sixth time, getting into the construction industry.:biggrin:
     
  12. one of my biggest regrets is going to see the Beautiful South at one of their first gigs - i was a Housemartins fan.

    dreadful dreadful gig.

    L
     
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    My dads mate offered me his Rolex for a hundred quid a few years back. He was deadly serious and would have done the deal if I had shaken his hand. I can't remember how it came up in conversation but he wasn't short of cash or anything at the time.
     
  14. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    I didn't start going to gigs until quite late in life - so I sort of regret that a bit. And I never did get "under the hour".

    But my biggest regret must be ignoring the symptoms and becoming very ill and now I have to manage the syptoms daily with medication and technique.:biggrin:
     
  15. strofiwimple

    strofiwimple Über Member

    Location:
    sunderland