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Things you were wrong about as a kid?

GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 382 Member
edited May 27 in Clubhouse #1
There are a couple of big ones for me...

The 1st, shaving. When I was young I couldn't wait to get "big enough" to have to shave. After a LOT of years of shaving, I miss not needing to.

The 2nd, school. I couldn't wait to graduate from school. Looking back, I didn't realize how good it was. Off every weekend and holiday plus summers off. What's not to love??

So, what are some of the things you looked forward to as a child, that you realize weren't all you thought they'd be once you grew up??
"For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson

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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Eupora, MSPosts: 2,758 Senior Member
    I agree with you about school. 

    Can’t really think of anything else at the moment 
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    Smoking was one I was wrong about... 
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,255 Senior Member
    “I can’t wait to grow up so I can do anything I want!”

    Yeah.  Still working to get to that “do anything I want” stage.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,142 Senior Member

    Things you were wrong about as a kid?


    F#%&/@ everything!!!!!!! 😱

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,810 Senior Member
    The day I went to see the Air Force Recruiter, he was being stuffed in a SP car. So I signed up with the Army.....


    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,142 Senior Member
    edited May 28 #7
    jbp-ohio said:
    The day I went to see the Air Force Recruiter, he was being stuffed in a SP car. So I signed up with the Army.....


    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    My kids tell me the best part of joint exercises was watching Marines and Army guys crying while eating MREs by the shade of the AF catering truck…

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Pensacola, FLPosts: 10,810 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio said:
    The day I went to see the Air Force Recruiter, he was being stuffed in a SP car. So I signed up with the Army.....


    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    My kids tell me the best part of joint exercises was watching Marines and Army guys crying while eating MREs by the shade of the AF catering truck…
    Not an exaggeration. Did one in Alaska where they literally put out tablecloths IN the field.......
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,185 Senior Member
    Shaving? I certainly have heard enough stories about boys who just couldn't wait to start shaving. Never made any sense whatsoever to me - I hoped and prayed that I'd be one of the rarities who didn't develop facial hair. I was doing pretty good until I was about 20-1/2, then it suddenly came in with a vengeance! So I put up with shaving for about 15 years, then said "I hate this", and just let it grow. I still have to keep it trimmed, but at least that's every few days, not every damned morning! I've thought about getting it lasered off, but that's painful, expensive and I've come to kinda-sorta like the beard after all these years.

    Had a 5 year intermediate period where I only had a moustache, but grew the beard back as I didn't like some of the people some were saying I looked like - and found I detested shaving just as much as I remembered detesting it...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,972 Senior Member
    I must have been in a different Air Force, never saw a catering truck nor table cloths even in the chow hall. 
    We did have a bunch of guys get food poisoning on Thanksgiving one year though.  
  • ojrojr Senior Member New ZealandPosts: 1,333 Senior Member
    As a kid I thought 60 was old, really old
    I was wrong.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,528 Senior Member
    edited May 28 #12
    Once, I was young and full of Pi$$, and I knew it all.
    Now I'm old and full of $h!t, and I still know nothing!
    My Dad


    Too soon old...Too late smart!
    My Grandfather, his Dad.


    Ahhhhh
    Me
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,450 Senior Member
    I couldn't wait to move out & have my own place .
    Spent the next 50 years trying to figure out a way back home with mom's cooking & no bills .
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    Where do I start???

    Couldn't wait for high-school to end... forever (especially Math)! It's both amusing and ironic now considering my occupation.

    Couldn't wait to jump a 10 speed bike over a poorly assembled rickety ramp (didn't have BMX style back then). Btw, that's a good way for a kid to neuter himself.
    BB gun fights. I thought that would be cool. Jumping off the roof of the house (bad idea). Minibikes on paved roads (lots of blood).
    I often thought my dad was wrong about a lot of things and was just being overly cautious but looking back, it's just that I was an idiot and he knew that already.
     
    I honestly thought I'd be dead by 20, (that didn't happen). I thought everything would be right with the world once I turned 18, wrong again.

    Not a good track record of getting things right until I joined the military and they managed to beat some sense into me through repetition and exhaustion.
    :D
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,620 Senior Member
    I'm still disillusioned by the fact that the Dow "Scrubbing Bubbles" don't clean away soap scum like their cartoon ads of the 1970's depicted.

    In reality, they're quite thoroughly lazy bastards. :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Colorado!Posts: 7,623 Senior Member
    That  living off the ranch somewhere outside of Wyoming would be better than living on the ranch in Wyoming……
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Swampland, FLAPosts: 5,094 Senior Member
    rberglof said:
    I must have been in a different Air Force, never saw a catering truck nor table cloths even in the chow hall. 
    We did have a bunch of guys get food poisoning on Thanksgiving one year though.  
    This, i was in the USAF from 57 to 61 in SAC the food was just plain bad, i went USNR food was good.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,528 Senior Member
    I used to think the air was clean and sex was dirty  :*
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,461 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    I used to think the air was clean and sex was dirty  :*
    Thought that once i was totally grown up, I would have a pin up model for a gal/wife and have sex all day and night, just as often as I thought about it.
    Guess I still haven't grown up yet.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Lake County, FloridaPosts: 7,927 Senior Member
    I'M still trying to come up with something I was RIGHT about!!

    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 382 Member
    1. Everything  Pretty much sums it up.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,142 Senior Member
    I'M still trying to come up with something I was RIGHT about!!

    At 12 I imagined sex would be amazing  and girls would be a lot of fun.  I was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT on both counts 👍👍

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,200 Senior Member
    Go to sea and see the world!

    Youz see the world alright, but, it is out there on the horizon!
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member J&D Ranch - North Central TXPosts: 2,526 Senior Member
    edited June 11 #24
    Girls had cooties, how wrong I was!  Well as a little guy, I grew up in 7th grade! :smiley:
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
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