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Our friend always carries 30ft of lightweight rope with him. We took the piss until we heard he got stuck in a lift, and managed to get everyone out in 5 mins.

What odd things to you always carry with you?

(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:05)
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A corkscrew/bottle opener
You never know when someone might need to open a bottle of booze.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 15:04, Reply)
Phone. Fags. Keys. Wallet.

This MUST be recited when leaving the flat.

Otherwise, the world will cave in. And nobody wants that.

I think this is why I never have a lighter on me...
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 15:02, Reply)
At school I used to carry a doorknob. In the sixth form common room we used to have a store room where the doorknob was missing on the inside. It used to be a great game to shut some poor soul inside and hear them bang on the door to be let out.

When it was my turn I just let myself out and enjoyed the looks on my captors faces.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 15:02, Reply)
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 15:00, Reply)
i usually have five exquisite Faberge eggs stuffed into my left jeans pocket.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:59, Reply)
Lottery ticket
I always have at least one lottery ticket that I haven't checked the numbers on. That way there's always hope of Aston Martin.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:58, Reply)
Must Haves!
My mobile - easy to prank call somebody with a la Matrix I (look through a window and do the 'I know what you're doing Neo' trick.)

The wallet - beer money fountain. Nough said.

The keys. All the better to scratch the eyes of the Chav Nation out with.

The torch - light is good, no?

The jelly babies - you can after all offer one politly while being interrogated, no?

The sonic screwdriver - ever so handy. :)

And finally - A TOWEL. You can never go wrong with having a towel on you while hitch-hiking.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:55, Reply)
I always carry

my jaunty outlook on life, which brings joy to those around me*

And a watch, must have a watch, must have a watch, must have a watch...

*Generally bollocks, on average I have an expression like murder rubbed in shit
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:55, Reply)
Waiter's friend
Almost always carry a waiter's friend, the corkscrew/bottle opener thingy. Since the blasted terrorist thingies on 11/9 I've had to get a plastic one without a blade so that it doesn't set off the x-ray machines at airports.

Nothing worse than getting to foreign shores and not being able to open bottles of beer.

Thinking about it, terminal cancer would probably be worse, or maybe an earthquake, but not being able to open beer would definitely be in third place.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:54, Reply)
Two processors (4x86 and another more ancient one), I straighten out the pins when im bored.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:50, Reply)
Jet setter
I ALWAYS carry my passport and a whistle. In case someone asks me to join them on their private jet for a weekend in Monaco and in case I get raped (in that order).

Although the likelyhood of the former happening is very slim, lets say the opportunity did arise I don't think I could live with myself for not having a teeny tiny passport and would promptly have to throw myself in the jet engine.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:49, Reply)
Phone, Keys and Wallet, usually
but I always carry my pocket knife, should anyone want to steal any of the above items.
Chavs, ye be warned!
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:42, Reply)
My fingernails
in my mouth
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:42, Reply)
a padlock, a pack of 4 crayons and a spoon
no real reason
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:39, Reply)
10 pence
i always keep one ten pence piece in a seperate pocket when i go to school. the smokers (and poor people) go around asking people if they can 'lend' 10p (meaning will they give them 10p and never see them again until the next time they're poor. it's the principle!). if anyone asks me to 'lend' them 10p i promptly place the coin on the table, and when they ask why they can't have it, i say that it's my bus fair to visit my terminally ill grandmother at hospital. and they believe me. cue me laughing.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:37, Reply)
apart from the occasional smell of booze and cigs
i always carry my lucky mini 8 ball pool ball keyring. i like pool, 8 is my lucky number and if I ever run into a bunch of gnomes playing pool in a forest who have accidentally potted the black into a weasels burrow then i'll be Mr. Popular.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:32, Reply)
Since the age of 10...
I've always carried a portable stereo/cd player/mp3 player with me. Especially useful in town centres, when all you can hear is the various spawn of the Chav Nation.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:31, Reply)
I carry...
some small rubber contraceptive devices around with me in my wallet... until they expire… then I buy some more.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:28, Reply)
Spare lucky pants
Oh, how they laughed!

"Ha ha hahahahaaaaaaaagh and his spare pants," they mocked, "Ha!"

And thussly, I was the only one not walking like John Wayne after he'd been bummed by a dog, when the pub crawl arrived at the wrong kebab house.

Spare pants: yes.

Also: a penknife and a camera, just in case of bumming dogs.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:25, Reply)
Beer tokens and fags.

Cuticle cream, nail topcoat, comb, nailfile, refreshing footspray, keys, purse, phone, something to read....and usually about 3 lighters.

(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:25, Reply)
A small pot of Vaseline
I've always had dry lips, but the turning point here was the time my mates stacked an entire pack of salt + vinegar pringles on my face (vertically) as I slept.

When I woke up the next morning, my lips had absorbed all the flavour coating and were bleeding with dryness. It was agony. Thus the portation of petroleum jelly.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:23, Reply)
Lucky Silver Dollar
I was given an American Silver dollar by my dad when i was young. I carry it with me everywhere. When i was in Baghdad a couple of years ago a baddie took a potshot at me and the bloke i was with. My lucky Silver Dollar was in my breast pocket at the time...I didn't usually keep it in this particular pocket, but for some reason slipped it in there that particular morning.
You'll never guess what happened? Yep that's right...the lad with me took the bullet in his leg.
Now that's what i call a lucky Silver dollar...
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:21, Reply)
I always remember the URL "www.toiletmap.gov.au"
because you never know...
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:20, Reply)
I have one of those stun guns thingies.
My hubby's friend works for the LAPD, and always buys me things to protect myself with. In my purse is the stun gun, and in my glove box is a bottle of mace :)
Totally illegal, but a good talking point. Oh, and I have a Buck Multi-Tool knife as well.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:18, Reply)
Bog roll
I'm always travelling places, or out in the country cycling, so I always carry a wad of bogroll in a pocket, just in case.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:17, Reply)
My Beaver
For its pain relieving properties.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:17, Reply)
i always seem to have a bottle of water and some food with me. Hasn't generally been exceptionally useful. Oh and whenever i forget my mobile i seem to need it
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:16, Reply)
I used to carry around
This stone that kinda lookes like an eye. My nan and I found it on Llandudno beach when I was little and she said it was someones fossilised eye.
Used to hold it in my pocket all the time as a kid, I believe its in my special things box.
Kept losing it though so thats why it mainly stays in the box
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:09, Reply)
I always carry my keys with me, they enable me to get into my house...
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:09, Reply)
My limbs...
... I generally carry them around all the time.
(, Thu 27 Oct 2005, 14:08, Reply)

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