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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help with new career path... can't decide.

I've come to a point where I am feeling unfulfilled. I'm more stressed than challenged and I feel underpaid, overworked and underappreciated. I don't see my current career leading to anything worthwhile and it's time for a change. So I've come to you guys for some help deciding. I've narrowed my options down to two long time fantasies of mine, both of which I think are realistic. It will be a lot of work, but I think if I see a glimmer of hope on the horizon it will push me to do what it takes to make my dreams come true. So anyway, I'm trying to decide if I should go for being a pirate or a viking. Either way you get to do a lot of travelling, you can relieve a lot of stress on the job and you will be very well respected near and far. I just am having a hard time weighing the positives and negatives of the two and hammering out a decision. Any thoughts?
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Pirate. Baseball players have much longer careers than football players, AND make more money!
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Hmm, I didn't even think of the potential as a pro sports mascot.
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I vote for pirate as well. Sure, vikings were cool when they conquered Scotland. That all changed after they discovered America, got their asses kicked by the Indians and were put on large Viking Reservations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Definitely cold, but not cool.

This thread has chat written all over it.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 12:07 AM
 
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Viking, but I'm biased as I'm from MN.
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Viking. They kick ass.
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Since I am from Scandinavia thereby being a viking , I'd say VIKING.

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viking , i want a viking beard they look cool.

but pirates "get to go from port to port the filthy buggers " just like saliors , the viking also travels , that is a tough choice.
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pirate is cool
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Viking pirate - the two are not mutually exclusive!
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I don't know I've seen recently on a well known Credit Card commercial that many Vikings are now out of work themselves...So I'll have to go with pirate. Besides ask Jonny Depp its the best way to get girls.
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Viking all the way!!! Theres more rape and pillage guaranteed.

Besides, pirates always seem to have an eye or leg missing, tough gig that one.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-11-2005, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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A peg leg or hook hand can be a great utility sometimes. The hook can be great in battle and with a wooden leg, you shouldn't have to worry about sinking should you ship go down.
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A peg leg or hook hand can be a great utility sometimes. The hook can be great in battle and with a wooden leg, you shouldn't have to worry about sinking should you ship go down.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Pirate, har har.

Think of the buxom serving wenches.

I could be a pirate; I look like Johnny Depp, and I can do the bad Dick Van Dykesque ****erney accent.
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