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shortfatbalduglyman
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13 Sep 2023, 3:41 am

What kind of close calls have you had?



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13 Sep 2023, 8:13 pm

What type of close calls? I don't understand what that phrase would mean without a context to attach it to

For example almost getting hit by a car but jumping out of the way, or having a promising job interview but not being accepted could both be considered "close calls". The phrase is too broad to mean much on its own



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13 Sep 2023, 9:07 pm

I was almost assaulted by two people in a coach station once, and the crisis was only averted by meeting my parents there unexpectedly & at the correct, precise time, which they couldn't of known as I didn't message them (my phone had died). So I lucked out.



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14 Sep 2023, 7:52 am

@GreenVelvetWorm, perhaps: Pick your own adventure? :wink:

(1) A pregnancy almost killed me. Gestating a being is not for the faint of heart.

(2) A job offer was rescinded by a person who moved into a position of authority at the last minute (likely retaliation). Just as well, I got a better job.

(3) My children are amused by the audio feedback caused by close calls (e.g. when we have two iPad FaceTimes going at once in close proximity). :D



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15 Sep 2023, 4:36 am

Almost got hit by a car a lot of times

Car crash

Hacker didn't take any of my money but he could have

Almost did not pass all college classes



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15 Sep 2023, 5:39 am

Spent the night with a girl.  We were both single.

A few months later, her lawyer tells me she is suing for paternity payments.

I deny everything.

A few months after that, she gives birth.

She is blue-eyed, blonde-haired, and very pale.  I am hazel-eyed, sandy-haired, and also very pale.  The baby is brown-eyed with brown curly hair and a swarthy complexion.

Blood tests all around clinched it.  I could not possibly have been the baby's father.

The judge threw out the case.  I threatened to counter-sue if she did not tell the court the daddy's true identity.

She snitched.

I walked away, "scot-free", and never heard from her again.

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15 Sep 2023, 5:54 am

SharonB wrote:
(1) A pregnancy almost killed me. Gestating a being is not for the faint of heart.


Same here Sharon. We are tough, aren't we.


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