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East Price Road
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I could have been a cobbler, but I didn't think it would last.

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quote:
Originally posted by East Price Road:
I could have been a cobbler, but I didn't think it would last.

Shame! Just think, if you'd persevered you could have been: East Price Road & Co, by Appointment, Shoemakers to the Queen and Cobblers to the Duke of Edinburgh

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by East Price Road:
I could have been a cobbler, but I didn't think it would last.

Shame! Just think, if you'd persevered you could have been: East Price Road & Co, by Appointment, Shoemakers to the Queen and Cobblers to the Duke of Edinburgh
[Killing me] I like it I like it!

Moving on:

I could have been a hay-baler, but I drew the short straw.

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joan knox

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I could have been a seamstress, but it was a so-so kinda job.

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I could have been a Cheesemaker, but I lost my whey.

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I could have been a statistician, but it came to nought.

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joan knox

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I could have been a gastronome but found the idea unpalatable...

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I could have been a construction worker, but it all fell apart.

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I could have been a baker but I didn't knead the dough.

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I could have been a clairvoyant but I couldn't see any future in it.

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I could have been a teapot-maker, but it all went up the spout.

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I could have been an origami artist. But that all folded.

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I could have been a London Underground driver, but it all went down the tubes.

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I could have been a proofreader, but I wasn't the ti'pE;

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I could have gone to finishing school, but

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I could have been a peripatetic teacher. But, well, you know how it is if you didn't go to the right school...

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I could have been a contender, but I was out of contention for the post!

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I could have been a postman, but it didn't deliver.

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joan knox

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I could have been a square dancer, but like, I was too hip man.

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quote:
Originally posted by East Price Road:
I could have been a gravedigger, but it was a dead end job.

Me too, but I just didn't dig it.

I could also have been a dentist, but I didn't fancy looking down in the mouth.

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East Price Road
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I could have been a scarecrow, but I sat too long on the fence.

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I could have been the bloke who put up the fences, but the post was taken.

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I could have been a photographer, but I just didn't get a shot.

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joan knox

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I could have been a crematorium assistant but I never really warmed to the idea...

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I could have been a snooker player, but there was a queue.

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quote:
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I could have been a snooker player, but there was a queue.

Even for a punny thread, that's egregious. I'm not sure whether I should applaud, or refer you to the admins for planking.

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Well, so could I, but I couldn't get the breaks.

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I could have been an eco-warrior but discovered it's not easy being green.
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I could have been a breathing trainer, but I had aspirations.

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I could have worked for Levi Strauss, but it wasn't in my genes.

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Das ist gewisslich wahr!

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East Price Road
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I could have been a sheet metal worker, but I wasn't galvanised.

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quote:
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I could have been a photographer, but I just didn't get a shot.

You should have been more focused.

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quote:
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quote:
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I could have been a photographer, but I just didn't get a shot.

You should have been more focused.
Which would have gotten you more exposure . . . ?

[Miss Amanda will get her wrap.]

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I wanted to change paradigms, but I couldn't take the shift work.

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Das ist gewisslich wahr!

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East Price Road
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I could have been a poet, but I couldn't find rhyme or reason.

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I could have been a miner, but it was beneath me.

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Das ist gewisslich wahr!

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I could have been a gold miner, but the prospects were not good.

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I could have been a watchmaker but I didn't have the time...

Then I wondered if I could have been a clockmaker, but didn't like dealing in second-hand goods.

[ 17. May 2012, 11:29: Message edited by: joan knox ]

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I could have been a children's book author, but I was just pottering about.

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I could have been a slacker, but I couldn't find my slacks!

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I could have been a blacksmith, but I couldn't forge ahead.

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I could have been a rodeo rider, but I bucked the trend.

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Das ist gewisslich wahr!

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I could have been a swimming pool attendant, but I was just dropping in.

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I could have been an Anger Management consultant, it was all the rage.

with acknowledgment to Sioni Sais' sig

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Das ist gewisslich wahr!

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I could have been a Latin grammar teacher, but I declined.

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I could have been a trigonometry professor but I went off on a tangent.

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I could have been a printer but I wasn't the type.

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quote:
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I could have been a Latin grammar teacher, but I declined.

Are we giving prizes? I like that one!

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I could have been a toyboy, but I didn't have the balls.

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(Thanks, Sioni!)

I could have been a lunar observer, but my interest was waning.

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