+things i wouldnt dream of doing now....

@riyasam (16578)
India
October 23, 2009 9:28am CST
when i was in college,i used get bored easily(not now)i used to(usually on weekends)place a con on the rail road track.after the train has passed over it,we(a group of friends)would try to find it,it usually gets thrown off and also the coin becomes very thin.has anyone tried this???
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I have heard of people doing this but i never did try. I have never gotten bored eay & i still don't even tho i am home all the time. I try to keep myself busy,
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 Oct 09
those were the days of foolhardiness rather insensiblity,i am thankful now that nothing untoward happened.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I has alot of those days when i was young that just happened not to be one of the foolish things i did. I'm not sure i'm even over doing foolish things yet.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
23 Oct 09
"Throwing a coin!!!!!"..oH THis is something unimagineable to me because we associate the Goddess Lakshmi with a coin and would nver do this. We won't even throw a coin to another person to catch if we are a ta distance. We would walk across and then give it.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 Oct 09
i wouldnt do that now but then we were quite reckless....
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@menolly22 (217)
• United States
23 Oct 09
We used to do this as kids. We also used to walk along the tracks just for fun to see what got ran over. Gross I know. We also would put rocks and other things on the tracks to see if the trains would run them over. Not the smartest move. We never thought that it could possibly derail a train. That would be something I would never dream of doing now!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 Oct 09
lolmaybe we have become more responsible now.
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• India
4 Dec 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, These are all childhood pass-time, which will never come back in reality. But it is good taht you remember and take us also to child-hood days. What great time we all had. There is absolutely no comparison. May God bless You and ave a great time .
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
4 Dec 09
hi,we sure had a great time!!!~
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• India
5 Dec 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Alas! there would have been God's permission and blessings to bring back our child-hood time for at least few hours. We would have enjoyed our life much better at least for those hours. May God bless You and have a great time.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
24 Oct 09
Lol...so the coin went thin...cool. Those days, huh..young and restless at its best. I remember when I was young I would run as though I was in amok and playing catching, jumping around like monkeys and whatnot. There was this slide where me and my friends would go right on top and we would try to make the jump. And we didn't think so much about the height, because it felt like something heroic to do. A friend jumped and got his chin hurt pretty bad. That made us stopped and we seeked out help.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
hope my kids dont read this!!(as it is they have so much of energy which is driving me nuts.)
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
Hopefully they won't read this then..
@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Hi riyasam! Yes when we were younger we really did so many odd things we can't imagine now what the heck we did these for! As a child I was really as playful and weird as you we were and I also did those throwing of anything on the railway. Seeing those very thin coins we threw away after the train have passed, I also did! I could imagine what if a fat person would be the one to be passed over by the train. Would she or he be as thin as the coin? Ha!ha!ha!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
thank god,such a query didnt enter my mind in those days otherwise i might have pushed a fat kid infront of train!
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@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
You're so funny! Ha!ha!ha! But surely that would not be funny if done in reality! I hope no fat person is reading this discussion of ours!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
I never lived near a railroad track. Thank goodness we didn't when I was growing up. My brothers would have pulled all sorts of shenanigans.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 Oct 09
SEEMS LIKE YOU HAD LOT OF FUN WITH YOUR BROS,I WAS THR ELDEST(SO MAYBE THE NAUGHTINESS STREAK)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Oct 09
fun and not fun...
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Oct 09
I HAVE done this before actually! When I was in High School, I had to cross the train tracks on my way to school and we'd put a whole heap of different things on the tracks to see what would happen to them. Thankfully we were never stupid enough to put anything on there that could cause any problems, but coins, apples and my all time favourite "the juice box" were placed on them quite regularly! I loved putting the juice box on there because the small cartoon would make a huge popping sound and the juice would spray everywhere. The challenge was getting someone that new nothing about it to stand close enough to get sprayed when the train went over it!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
27 Oct 09
i also got sprayed once,in my ignorance.i got sprayed when the bag of waters of a pregnant women burst open and i was drenched in that sterile water.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
That sounds like fun... i haven't tried that one... even when the rail road in my area was still operational... when i was in grade school... my friend and i used to go to the park and hide some money below the bushes... we would then go back after a week to see if the money is still there... and by some miracle... no one seems to notice it... because it will always be there when we come back...
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
26 Oct 09
hope my kids dont come across this daredevil idea as it is they are so naughty and keeping me on the edge.
@Sreekala (23693)
• India
24 Oct 09
Hi riya, I am really scared on railway tracks when I was a child. I felt that the train is a killer and never have the courage to stand near when a train passing. I have seen the body of a person in track (in two pieces). So no fun with railway tracks. After growing up I saw a mother who scolded her son for putting a stone on rail when seeing a train. She explained to her son that the train may get derail because of his act (I don’t think it will happen with a small stone). I remember this incident while reading your post.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
i saw a body on the tracks after i grew up,it was very frightening indeed.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
24 Oct 09
Well, I do remember walking the Train tracks from time to time with one of my friends back in my early 20s and thinking nothing of it. Now a days there is NO way I could ever do something like this for there would be way too many fears. But the things I would never do anymore besides this is Stay up for about 24 hrs. straight knowing you have to go to work, etc. the next day. Personally this is NO good for anyone, but I find the older I get sleep is something I really need more and more of as well.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
even i have walked along tracks but wouldnt do so now,there are so many fears and reasonings.
• United States
23 Oct 09
nope i havent.. i just now live near a rail road and not something i would be drawn to do at 28
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
right,i also would not be drawn now but at that time there was some force which used to draw me to mischeif.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 Oct 09
When I was growing up we used to do it too...out of boredom until our folks got wind of how we were spending our time testing things with a train!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
yup,at that time,i used to think why GOD ever made grown-ups.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
23 Oct 09
My kids use to make whistles by putting case bands on the rail road tracks. They would find those bands near a bean receiving plant that was close to where we lived. The train track was about a quarter of a mile from our house. They loved those whistles.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
they sure were naughty,hope you have atleast one of their whistles,by now they might have mellowed down.
@dpk262006 (56484)
• Delhi, India
23 Oct 09
Hi Riya! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!.......Your discussion brought back the memories of good olden days of our childhood. We would also do like-wise and we would place a coin of 10 or 20 paisa on the rail track and either it will fell down or it would get flattened. Those were the fun days and we used to enjoy ourselves.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Oct 09
i am sure u might have done many more of such things!!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Oct 09
hi riyasam I think any kid that has lived close to railroad tracks had tried that coin thing at least once or twice. also'we used to try walking across the trestles that the train would run across. but one day the three of us were on the trestle when a train came,and the other two were faster than I was. so they got off the trestle before the train reached us, but me. I got stuck so there I was hanging by my hands as the train passed me, and the other two had to come back and help me up before I fell. after that little incident I was so scared of falling I never did cross on that trestle again, in fact I think that is where my fear of heights started.If I had fallen I would undoubtedly have broken a bone some where on my young body. kids!!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
23 Oct 09
we had to use the train daily and as teenegers we would often try something so foolish,but it sure seemed like fun then but the memory now gives me creeps!!!