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Old 10th November 2009, 15:37
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boy oh boy, do some of you need to get out more.
moan moan whine whine.
bp this bp that.
when i was a blah blah blah etc.
sounds like some serious cases of sour grapes.
you can't all have been that good or else you'd still be here, right?
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Old 10th November 2009, 15:47
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A novel and caustic start

Well we are all different and we all approach the task of our first posting in different ways; yours is certainly different. That said, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and a first posting - hopefully you will find plenty to amuse you in a constructive manner - do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course.

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Old 10th November 2009, 15:52
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Try a bit of mayo on the chips Laddie! Welcome aboard, have a bit more of a look around and find yourself a bunk, have a good trip!
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Old 10th November 2009, 15:56
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Welcome aboard but your tap is stopped.

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Old 10th November 2009, 16:10
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Welcome from Canada .
Hope you find some old mates here . I think you will find that here most of the grapes have been fermented rather than allowed to sour .
Enjoy the trip .
Derek
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Old 10th November 2009, 23:16
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Welcome from Canada .
Hope you find some old mates here . I think you will find that here most of the grapes have been fermented rather than allowed to sour .
Enjoy the trip .
Derek
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Heres a picture from my last bp ship - bp never realised what a great bunch they were losing
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Old 11th November 2009, 09:50
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Greetings Hollowj and a warm welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.
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Old 11th November 2009, 19:52
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Stop and think in the hayday of 120 eng apprentices intake per every sixmonths, and maybe the same number of deck cadets? BP trained with the likes of Shell and Ellerman a large proportion of the then Seagoing engineers, Many went on to sail and even serve ashore with these companies, Many more went on to futher education HND's Degree's etc and serve in the support industries of the shiiping industry worldwide and under the Red Duster. Friends where made in the early days of ones traing and BOT aquaintancies made later. Question did they all make a pigs ear of the demise of the shipping industry in the UK? I think not and while you quote we moan, so what it is free, and some of the sailing conditions on some of the takers could be demanding. But it all added to lifes experiences. This is not through rose coloured specicles, but hard work. Good your comments have made me react, good hunting to you HOLLOWj and best wishes.
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Old 11th November 2009, 20:15
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Nice one! Someone who comes on to moan about people who moan! Think there must be a grammatical term for that?
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Old 11th November 2009, 20:20
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When I saw the heading ..'Chips on Shoulders'.. I thought it might have something to do with gold braid.
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Old 11th November 2009, 20:32
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Old 11th November 2009, 20:52
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Yet another welcome
I guess you have been looking without commenting for some time, otherwise I would commend the usual advice to newcomers to listen long before criticising. I never sailed with BP but knew many who did and respect that fine company.
Most of us fondly view those days through rose coloured spex and are unfairly kind to days gone by, a few have this chance to gripe about things long ago - but we all enjoy this splendid site.
Why not complete your profile so we can be personal in our abuse instead of just general ?
Lighten up, I don't know about it may never happen, lets pretend it never did.
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Old 11th November 2009, 21:11
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Seems like a bit of 'hollow' criticism to me, think it needs to go over to that other current thread - 'Current Pet Hates' !

P.S. .... pass me another grape : - )

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Old 11th November 2009, 22:39
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'Chips on shoulders' should'nt it be in the 'BP Culinary triumphs' thread, No sorry that was devils on horsebacks, LOL. Look mate we are all entitled to twist on a bit it's a fact of life. I'd love to get out more but since being forcibly evicted from the Br Security in the late eighties when she was sold to the Italians my income along with my standard of living has suffered somewhat. Don't suppose youve got the price of a pint have you guv?

By the way welcome to the site where most of us twist on with tongues very firmly in cheek. Most folk educated in the university of life realise that.
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Old 11th November 2009, 23:06
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Old 13th November 2009, 02:06
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What a strange fellow!

English is not the first language either by the way the post has been constructed.

This would explain the way "black humour" has gone over his little head.

It had its bad points did BP but the pension I receive from them more than makes up for the bad points.
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What a surprise, people on the BP Shipping section of the site talking about BP Shipping.
Where would you prefer us to post, on the Shell or Esso sites?
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Old 19th November 2009, 15:07
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My guess would be that this is "a certain person", who done a couple of months makey learny trip as Chief, and who has been hawking his CV around looking to get out of BP. Correct me if i'm wrong

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Old 19th November 2009, 17:29
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My guess would be that this is "a certain person", who done a couple of months makey learny trip as Chief, and who has been hawking his CV around looking to get out of BP. Correct me if i'm wrong
A difficult one to moderate on… For on the one hand it is wrong to disclose someone’s name if and when they have chosen not to declare it; on the other hand, the original poster was marginally unwise to launch an attack, without thinking of the possible repercussions…

With this in mind, the person's name has been edited out… but we cannot do much about folk putting two and two together and arriving at a conclusion.

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Old 19th November 2009, 18:27
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With eighteen follow-on posts to his initial provocative posting - without a single response - I would venture he's a timewasting discourteous poltroon of the highest order .... but of course that's just a personal opinion ......
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Old 19th November 2009, 18:51
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boy oh boy, do some of you need to get out more.
moan moan whine whine.
bp this bp that.
when i was a blah blah blah etc.
sounds like some serious cases of sour grapes.
you can't all have been that good or else you'd still be here, right?
You sound bit hollow to me!!,I bet you hate mornings.
Have you tried smiling or singing,try one of those it might cure what ever is wrong with you.
I do not think i would have enjoyed a run ashore in your company.
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Old 19th November 2009, 21:58
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This wasn't the way to begin on this Forum and frankly I don't really think we need to hear more from this punter. Thank you, "johnb8219" I saw the original post and won't forget the name. (There are always PMs' for those who missed it!)
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Old 4th January 2010, 12:41
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A bit late on this thread, but I must say that I know who this guy is. He was 3rd Eng. on the British Viscount in 1964. Operating under a pseudonym here
Best wishes for 2010
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Old 4th January 2010, 12:52
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a pseudonym,luxury i've only got a non de plume
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A bit late on this thread, but I must say that I know who this guy is. He was 3rd Eng. on the British Viscount in 1964. Operating under a pseudonym here
Best wishes for 2010
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Nope - wrong person i wager, my guess is he wasn't born for another 6 or 7 years and is exactly who Johnb8219 thinks he is and his name somewhat humourously rhymes with 'Holiday'
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