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    The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Why not?

    I was going to graduate in 4 years

    I was going to wash my car this weekend

    I was going to be less cynical this school year

    I was going to find a nice girl in college

    I was going to make a boatload of dough this summer at Kmart and the nursing home

    Let's hear your guys' best laid plans.....

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    I was going to make a boatload of dough this summer at Kmart and the nursing home
    The problem with that plan (other than K-mart pay rates) is it isn't a boatload of money unless it's enough to fill your boat. BUT.... the upkeep on said boat would cost TWO boatloads of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Let's hear your guys' best laid plans.....
    As mentioned in another thread, I bought a base model car to avoid a feature I didn't want in a higher trim and manually added all the other stuff that was included in that trim. Then something happened that resulted in me also adding the feature I was trying to avoid in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    I was going to be less cynical this school year
    Glad you failed. You're already at the 1 percentile of cynicism. Any less and you'd give people diabetes! I mean all that in a good way. Your current lack of cynicism is very refreshing.

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Why not?

    I was going to graduate in 4 years

    I was going to wash my car this weekend

    I was going to be less cynical this school year

    I was going to find a nice girl in college

    I was going to make a boatload of dough this summer at Kmart and the nursing home

    Let's hear your guys' best laid plans.....
    Keep looking for that special girl, Luke; college is still a good place to find her.

    Keep trying for that "boat load of dough" from working two jobs; the habit will bring financial reward eventually.

    Kiss off the first three objectives as unrealistic and concentrate on the last two!

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    There is nothing wrong with plans, as long as you are open to the opportunities that serendipity brings your way. Personally, I have found serendipity to be a better supplier of success than the best laid plans!

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    My most disappointing failed plan was to make millions with a new tooth paste. Unfortunately, consumers were too illogical to embrace it in test studies.

    You see I had read that roaches loved tooth paste and would chow down on any small amount not rinsed off a tooth brush. So my idea was a combination toothpaste and roach killer.

    I am willing to take a second shot if someone else wants to put up the seed money this time.
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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    My career objective, from the time I was fourteen till after I graduated from college, was to be a diplomat. I had trained for the Foreign Service and worked hard to prepare for the foreign service exams that would lead to a career as a diplomat.

    Unfortunately for my plans the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution came about and service as a diplomat was no longer considered "alternative service" and I was subject to be drafted into the Army. As I was graduating soon I had to look for good solutions to my draft problem. I was told about the Army Security Agency and in spite of having to spend an extra two years in the service I decided time spent in intelligence (what I would be doing was highly classified at that time and I only had assurances that it was "good" duty) would be interesting. As a consequence I got to travel to five continents, spend time in Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan and Europe and as a Cold Warrior, as well as a Vietnam vet, got to know more about the real world of international relations than I could have any other way. I also learned that most Foreign Service officers were nothing more than paper processing clerks and that the State Department's contribution to U.S. intelligence was less than confidence inspiring. I had found myself working in an area that was much more satisfying than clerking in some embassy or consulate. After the experience I never wanted to go back to pursuing a career that had been the focus of my teenage years.

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post

    Glad you failed. You're already at the 1 percentile of cynicism. Any less and you'd give people diabetes! I mean all that in a good way. Your current lack of cynicism is very refreshing.
    Really? Must be you guys. CF brings out my best

    Thanks orconn. I'll try, but with less than two years on the clock, it ain't lookin' pretty.

    Sounds like maybe 'Nam turned out better than you might have thought...

    Far as the jobs, yeah, I wasn't giving Bill Gates a run for his money, but to that point in my short and inexperienced life that was by far the most I was making, and it was NICE.

    Keep 'em coming!
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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    If you came through Vietnam, or any combat experience, alive and well the benefits are experiences that cannot be equaled in any other way. While I don't recommend nor do I wish these experiences on anyone, I am grateful to have had them for myself.

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Luke, the first 3 are simply unattainable, the 4th one is insanely hard, but the 5th one is super easy....buy one of these and fill it with one dollar bills
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    Dont look for the girl, let it happen, trust me...

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    I was going to Buy a new car - o wait i did that
    I was going to get a awesome job in a hot kitchen - o wait i did that also
    i was going to get a 4.0 gpa in school oh snap i did that also

    darn ok im lost
    oh wait now i know

    I was going to find a nice girl in school
    I was going to get another cadillac eldo convertible for the weekend fun car
    I was going to take a trip to Vegas and win a pile of cash on Black Jack

    that never worked out
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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Quote Originally Posted by vincentm View Post
    Dont look for the girl, let it happen, trust me...

    That's what I'm trying to do. I figure if she sees past the oddities and cynicism she sees something in me I may not even. Then again I've been wrong before, and it will happen again

    Glad things are lookin' up TP. Hopefully this medical crap leaves you alone and you shift into overdrive!
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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    I still can remember the roar of my V-8, N* engine! That was the only time in my entire pathetic birthday that I actually smiled!

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    I still can remember the roar of my V-8, N* engine! That was the only time in my entire pathetic birthday that I actually smiled!
    Oftentimes that's the only thing I can smile about on some days. But it makes EVERYTHING else go away

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    ^^^Happy Birthday!?!?!?!

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    Re: The best laid plans are laid to fail

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHolland View Post
    ^^^Happy Birthday!?!?!?!
    Thank you, I think?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post
    Oftentimes that's the only thing I can smile about on some days. But it makes EVERYTHING else go away
    When I was a student, many many people told me that do NOT buy a Cadillac! But I did, and I am really happy that I did, because just like you, that Cadillac used to put a big smile on my face.... I LOVED that car! Tons of history and memories with that car.....
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