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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 10:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"When I grow up, I want to be a <profession>."

I, GalFisk, said that when I was 4 or 5 years old. What was the profession, and why did I want that job?
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 11:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Zoo-keeper!
Who needs a reason? It's the zoo!

Horse-racing Jockey!

Or:
Scientist
(I could list all kinds!)
Veterinarian
General practioner
Actor
Journalist
Writer (other than journalist)
Farmer
Rancher
Photographer
Astronaut
Detective
Spy
Archivist
Dancer
Cat-herder

Why?
You wanted to be perfect in that field.
You wanted to be first in that field.
(in which case I didn't list the right field)
You wanted to follow in your family's tradition.
You totally did not want to follow what your family did.

You invented a new field, and yay for you!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Zoo-keeper!
Who needs a reason? It's the zoo!

Horse-racing Jockey!

Or:
Scientist
(I could list all kinds!)
Veterinarian
General practioner
Actor
Journalist
Writer (other than journalist)
Farmer
Rancher
Photographer
Astronaut
Detective
Spy
Archivist
Dancer
Cat-herder

Why?
You wanted to be perfect in that field.
You wanted to be first in that field.
(in which case I didn't list the right field)
You wanted to follow in your family's tradition.
You totally did not want to follow what your family did.

You invented a new field, and yay for you!
I'm sorry to say it, but no to all.
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the <profession> exist? Are there people actually doing the job? Is it a profession that likely doesn't have people employed ("Mars explorers" / "Star-walkers", etc)?

Did you want it for money? For becoming world - renowned? For impressing one of your relatives? For impressing your 4-5 yrs old girlfriend?

Relevant where you get the idea from? A magazine? A TV show? A conversation with your father? With a friend?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 1:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the <profession> exist? Yes. Are there people actually doing the job? Yes. Is it a profession that likely doesn't have people employed ("Mars explorers" / "Star-walkers", etc)? No.

Did you want it for money? For becoming world - renowned? For impressing one of your relatives? For impressing your 4-5 yrs old girlfriend? No to all.

Relevant where you get the idea from? Yes. A magazine? A TV show? A conversation with your father? With a friend? No to all.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you get the idea from a movie? Book? Comic?
Is the profession rare? Common?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you get the idea from a movie? Book? Comic? No to all.
Is the profession rare? Common? this.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the profession belong to one of the following fields?
Artistic / musical / writer
Banking / financial / real estate
Clerical / Administrative
Computer related / Hardware
Construction / Craftsman
Criminal / Questionable Repute
Education / Academic Research
Entertainment / Media
Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
Executive / Management
Hospitality / Travel
Legal Services
Manufacturing / Distributions
Medical / Health Services
Politics / Government / Military
Sales / Marketing
Technical / Science / Engineering
Teaching / Child care
Transportation
Food Service
Other

Is a scrund relevant? A mondegreen? Some other kind of misunderstanding/misinterpretation?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 6:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Construction / Craftsman These.

Is a scrund relevant? No. A mondegreen? No. Some other kind of misunderstanding/misinterpretation? Assume no.
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 6:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the job entail building with your own hands?
Rather than with / with a crew?
Did you want to build shelves?
Oh! You wanted to repair kitchens!
Or repair houses!
Am I right?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 7:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the job entail building with your own hands? Yes.
Rather than with / with a crew? Please explain.
Did you want to build shelves? No.
Oh! You wanted to repair kitchens! No.
Or repair houses! Yes!
Am I right?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 9:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you want to do it because you admired someone else you saw doing it?

or did you think there was some benefit? in ENgland that would be the frequent tea breaks and all the biscuits you can eat.

because you'd get to work outdoors? climb on ladders and over roofs? wear cool clothes?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you want to do it because you admired someone else you saw doing it? I saw someone doing it, yes. I didn't know the person.

or did you think there was some benefit? in ENgland that would be the frequent tea breaks and all the biscuits you can eat.

because you'd get to work outdoors? climb on ladders and over roofs? This! I wanted to do it simply because then I got to climb on roofs. wear cool clothes?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 6:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that it?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 6:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that it? No - which profession did I want to be, exactly? ("house repairman" is too vague) - and what did I see, exactly?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 7:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you see it in real life? on TV? in a film?

someone fixing a roof? a chimney? a tv aerial?

a chimney-sweep?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you see it in real life? This. on TV? in a film?

someone fixing a roof? a chimney? This. a tv aerial?

a chimney-sweep? No.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 1:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Santa?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 5:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Santa? No.
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mary Poppins relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Mary Poppins relevant? No.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the person climb up scaffolding? were they suspended in midair?
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Is Santa at all relevant?

Did you want to get some job perk? If so, a physical reward? A special privilege?
Did you want to do something beneficial? Like rescue baby birds from chimneys?
Did you think it would be fun?
Was it because of a person you saw? Something you saw them do? Did you want to be a <profession> because of someone's appearance? Was the person dirty?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 3:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Answering this on my phone, so no quotations.
scaffolding: yes
midair: no
Santa: irrelevant
I Was just fascinated with heights (still am), so when I saw him working on the roof, I wanted that job simply because then I'd get to work on roofs.
Now, which non-Santa, non-chimney sweeps may do house repair work on roofs?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 7:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, roofers obviously. Or maybe people who install or service satellite dishes?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, roofers obviously. Or maybe people who install or service satellite dishes? Neither.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 1:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

TV workers? Window washers? Carpenters? Do they use specific tools?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 5:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

TV workers? Window washers? Carpenters? No to all. Do they use specific tools? Yes.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

telephone engineers?
Alicefrosting (Alicefrosting)
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Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 2:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Roof repairer? Chimney builder?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 10:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

solar panel fitters? skylight window fitters?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chimney builder? Close enough.
***SPOILER***
I saw a bricklayer repairing the chimney of my neighbour's house, and decided then and there that I wanted to become a bricklayer, so that I'd too get to climb on roofs!

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