What Is The Most Dangerous Thing You Have Done Since Retiring?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    For me there were several--- A 141 foot Bungy Jump--A 100 foot deep Scuba Dive---Zip Linning over jungle---River Rafting
     
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    It must have been so dramatic that I forgot. I would say swimming with the pythons,monkeys and gators here in our rivers and springs. We have a new snake grabber onlyused once since not many snakes last year.We take them to the woods and let them go one we took down the road and dropped off.
     
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    Dangerous and stupid

    Removing a stopped up trash cover off the top of a 24" standing drain pipe on a pond dam. From a row boat. It scares me to even think about it now.

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    Well, I removed some of those "Do Not Remove Under Penalty of the Law" tags from my new mattress. I'm sure I'm on the FBI's most wanted list but whatever.
     
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    The scariest thing I can remember doing was driving at night on forest / mountain roads in the rain without being able to clearly see the road. Oh and a similar daylight situation in fog and snow over an icy mountain pass when I could barely see the truck's tail lights in front of me.
     
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    Probably clearing the land for our cabin up north. Accidents can happen with trees, chainsaws, and axes, and I cut a lot of trees down. I was by myself, there's no cellular coverage, and the likelihood of anyone coming by is pretty low, particularly if I were unable to get to the ATV trail, where there would be at least a chance of someone coming by.
     
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    If had a bicycle wreck on the Greenway close to Salem, that follows the Roanoke River. I was going down a hill, having just come over the crest.
    The bike was a new one that I had traded for, and the gears were different from my other. Anyway, I must have glanced down at the bars to make sure I down shifted correctly.
    That's all I remember. I woke up in E.R. at the hospital, was there for a day and half, with bleeding on my frontal lobe. Still don't know who found me and called 911.
     
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    It is nothing short of a miracle you aren't in a mental prison serving a life sentence for attempted suicide, the willful and deliberate endangerment of your own life by mattress death. What goes through your mind girl, when you commit these heinous crimes?
     
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    I have been retired 18 years and since this question requires accurate recall: Gee let's see err aah, yes, I, nope not dangerous, so, aah um eh, yes, I have it, nope not dangerous just stupid, so aah haa, nope, not dangerous just scandalous, so it appears the last 18 years I haven't committed one single act of danger after living a life full of daily danger. Perhaps my hemorrhoids are a result of 52 years of butt puckering. 18 years of safe living have been kind to my nether regions.
     
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    I did my share of white water rafting pre-retirement, but post-retirement has bee pretty low key.

    I've dined at questionable eateries. Does that count?
     
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    Of course it does
     
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    I think the most dangerous thing I've done was honk my horn at a tailgater who then followed me reeving his engine as if to scare me but stopped when I put on my hazard lights and then drove passed me. No I wasn't scared but I did realize that the situation could have turned bad.
     
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    Dunno.
    Some things I do on a regular basis might seem dangerous to others my age but to me they’re just part of every day life.
    I have a shop filled with machines that do not like people and I regularly find myself on a roof or under a house and fell trees every so often.
    I love to sit outside on my porch during lightning storms.
    There are often gun shots close to me whilst I am sitting outside but other than being noisy, I kinda like the adrenaline boost and the cops like it when I can tell them what kind of firearm it was.

    Again, dunno. I haven’t parachuted in a number of years but after a thousand or so blasts I don’t consider it dangerous. Heck, if I had the offer to go back up and use someone else’s chute and the plane or chopper was free, I’d go in a heartbeat.

    I’ve only removed ONE tag off of a mattress in my life though and I hope that the statute of limitations pertains to that act also.
     
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    Someone always mentions something that brings back a memory. This time it is about those 'tags.' I was little the first time I torn off a tag. I couldn't read but my older sister could and all I heard was 'Aww you're going to get in trouble.' with emphasis on 'trouble.' I waited and waited but nothing happened.
     
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    My father used to sell cervical pillows -- with the tags -- out of his durable medical equipment place of business. They used to go into his store and look for the tags. What a waste of resources! Why would he remove them pre-sales?
     
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