Blast from the past…
I could have been:
(1) a chimney sweep, but it did not SOOT me.
(2) an historian, but I let BYGONES REMAIN BYGONES.
(3) a cobbler, but I didn?t tell a SOLE about it.
(4) a comedian, but my friends LAUGHED at the idea.
(5) a batsman, but I couldn?t STAND THE PACE.
(6) a tobacconist, but it turned out to be a PIPE DREAM.
(7) a yachtsman, but I didn?t KNOW THE ROPES.
(8) a gravel merchant, but I didn?t HAVE THE GRIT.
(9) a joiner, but I couldn?t MAKE ENDS MEET.
(10) a statistician, but I hadn?t GOT THE FIGURE.
(11) a parachutist? but who wants to be a DROPOUT?
(12) a carpenter, but it WENT AGAINST THE GRAIN.
(13) a gunner, but I set my SIGHTS TOO HIGH.
(14) a dentist, but I didn?t KNOW DRILL.
(15) a miner, but the job was BENEATH ME. (16)…
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