Special "Friends" in different ports

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  1. splunk

    splunk Newbie

    Not sure if I should ask this question... but will anyway.

    I am a frequent traveller and have had the pleasure of travelling with collagues in the past. Travelling with other people is always better than travelling by yourself.

    Sometime on our many adventures on the company expense accounts we meet people whom they have no problem "hooking up" with for the trip. Most of which have partners back at home (including myself).

    Just curious to know if this is common practice amongst frequent flyers?

    Any comments/stories?



  2. AlwaysUpThere

    AlwaysUpThere Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    What happens on tour stays on tour... :wink:
  3. EI

    EI Newbie

    Sep 11, 2005
    Perth, WA
    I'm with you all the way on that one. Had one of the "Boys" tell our partners about what happened on the last trip. Fortunately for me, I (for once) was not involved in this escapade, but the guys that were got in a lot of trouble.

    Just make sure that you TRUST EXPLICITLY the people that you are travelling and enjoying the pleasures with!


  4. NM


    Aug 27, 2004
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    My family at home is way too important to me for me to risk ruining the best part of my life. Some people may think I am boring or no fun, but my idea of a fun night out (when away from home) is a quiet evening sharing a few beers, a meal and good conversation with my work colleagues. If they want more than that, then I will leave them to their pleasures and retire to the solitude of my hotel room.

    Mrs NM trusts me implicitly and I would never do anything to breach that trust. She is the one with whom I have chosen to share the rest of my life and that is the way it will remain.
  5. danielh

    danielh Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    Totally agree with NM.

    Nuff said.
  6. shillard

    shillard Guest

    And as if that weren't enough, Mrs Shillard is a ballet dancer.

    Unless you know any 16yo gymnast nymphomaniacs frequenting Qantas Pubs, I doubt I'd even be tempted.

    Anyway, she knows where the guns are.
  7. QF WP


    Jun 20, 2002
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    Indeed, I spend a great number of my trips away from my wife - up to a week away at times. But I ring her most nights, even if it's a quick hello. I try and bring her along when we can spend time together before or after my work.

    Some of us take our wedding vows seriously. Some don't - to their own future detriment probably.

    My mother said that she'd come after me with my father's gun if I went back to my first wife. Thankfully, he handed the gun in at one of the previous amnesties and I entertained no such fanciful ideas. I got divorced instead.

    I share an excellent relationship with both my parents and parents-in-law. If I did anything wrong, apart from being fortunate to survive the grief that my wife would give me, I'd have a queue.

    My mother is still a dab hand with a 1-Wood. My father-in-law had a shed full of equipment that I am sure he could skillfully use to extend my life in an existance of agony (I can think of arc welders, angle grinders, etc) - all bring tears to my eyes.

    Why ruin a perfectly suitable existance, I ask?? A happy wife is a happy life.
  8. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    Having actually met Mrs shillard I would have to agree.

  9. browski

    browski Established Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Awkward/funny situations may arise infrequently, but if you are going out of your way to contrive this situation then that's pretty sad.
  10. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    Not necessarily true. If you need proof, ask flight crews which they prefer :wink: .
  11. Damien

    Damien Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    The only port I have a 'special' friend in is SYD, and she's my wife. Friends in other ports are only for catching up with over a couple of drinks.

    I know someone with 'special' friends in several ports, and find it quite sickening. :(
  12. danielh

    danielh Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    If you had taken this bit out I would have waxed enthusiastically about the heady SINGLE days of the Danster where I'd hook up with some old (single) girlfriends who now reside overseas.

    I also used to be part of an international student organisation called AIESEC and the international conferences I'd go to would be one big party (we would of course do serious stuff during the day - mostly effective on day 1 as we would not have 5 days of accumulated hangovers) and that is where I met many of my 'friends'. :)

    Oh well, back to married life. :p

  13. Bob

    Bob Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Brisbane (sometimes)
    Speaking from the experience of spending approx 40 weeks a year away from home for the past 10 years...

    It doesn't matter where you get your appetite, as long as you eat at home.

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