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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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I carry quite a bit and I don't know why
My duct tape wallet (NOT an innuendo)
a spare wristwatch
laser pointer
LED torch
4 AA and 4 AAA batteries
my lucky ring (I found it in a ball pit in a fun park and gave it to my girlfriend, she gave it back)
shitty mini digital camera
both of my Vicks inhalers (mine don't look like that though)
my lucky inside-of-a-metroid prime-NDS-game-demo-cartridge necklace or my Xbox controller plug necklace (depends how I'm feeling)
two permanent markers
a folding magnifying glass
MP3 player (edit: it's 256 MB and it has about 4 songs on it. the rest is security software and an ISO for Damn Small Linux's boot CD.)
and my shitty "PDA". it's a Rolodex RF-8120 that I got cheap because it was my birthday.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 21:08, Reply)
Spoon spoons spoons

I always keep a spoon with me, even though I feel I should keep a towel. I'm never quite sure why I carry spoons around with me, but there they are in my bag, small ones, plastic ones, ice cream ones.

It may be to do with the fact that my favourite and utterly useless phrase in German was:

"Excuse me, do you have a small plastic spoon please?"

I once managed to say this in context while I was on the Munich Metro and about to eat a yoghurt. I was foiled by the fact that the innocent commuter by my side had NO SPOONS!

I carry the spoons in case some unfortunate language student is ever caught in the same predicament as I.

Yes, me! I have small plastic spoons! And large ones! And this silver spoon I found abandonned in the ruins of the German Hospice! ASK ME FOR SPOOONS!!!!!
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 20:19, Reply)
Safety pins and plasters.
At some point out clubbing, a girl will be in need of one of the items. Either to repair a broken item of clothing or afford relief from a blister because the silly bint still thinks it's cool to go out in heels not comfy trainers.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 18:09, Reply)
My purse/backpack
I always carry two pocketknives, a swiss army knife, a pair of folding pliers, cough drops, never less than three pens, scraps of paper, hard candies, band-aids, and a sewing kit.

Everyone laughs at my hoard, until they inevitably need something out of it.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 17:17, Reply)
In wallet
i carry an 'Ace of Spades' card which was posted in my locker at work about 10 years ago which someone wrote on it 'YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED BY THE GOODS OUT BLACK HATS' i was a member of the goods-in coffee cartel at the time. I left the company shortly after & am still in hiding orbit around my home planet.

I used to carry a 4 battery mag-lite, but a Melbourne SWAT team mistook it for a shotgun. It's a long story (Yawn) I only tell it after many free drinks & i want to get rid of someone.

But my true essential item is my big fuck-off noisy Harley Davidson.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 15:56, Reply)
And shoes
because some of my friends live relatively close i tend to pop round theirs barefoot.Less fuss that way. On many occasions tho, i have seen other friends driving past and ended up driving around or somewhere else with no shoes. On one occasion i remember walking around ASDA in bristol at 2am barefoot. For this reason i get people to remind me to go back for shoes should a random journey be possible.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 15:56, Reply)
It's only weird when you are forced to think about it -b3tards!
I currently have stashed about my person:

+ Mrs Manbutter's belly button ring (from when she herself was carrying 'lil Ronny Manbutter the third in her belly)
+ A stone that mysteriously flew up my nose about 5 years ago in Cardiff. I've kept it as I believe that it was trying to lodge itself into my brain to kill me and that if I keep it safe i will maybe become immortal..?
+ The tune to that song with the old girl on the xylophone - something about 'mirrors in the sun' - every damn day dammit.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 15:54, Reply)
always pat my pockets or bag and recite the same list to a little tune either out-loud or in my head. May sound daft but if the words dont go with the song i know ive forgotten something.
Keys Phone BusTicket Money Makeup

And i always check my face on the mirror in the hall incase theres something stuck to it and i ALWAYS check my flies are done up.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 15:51, Reply)
my assortment of regular items.
In my pockets...

= wallet and keys
= watch (though not as often anymore)
= mobile phone (with built in camera for whenever I use it, torch and other fancy shit a SE K750i has)
= PDA (Palm Zire 31) for keeping a logbook of my car usage, schedule, phonebook, a game of solitaire on the go, playing mp3's, keeping passwords and pins, etc)
= My Car stereo head unit (I have a crap car with a good stereo - need I say more!).

And in my backpack I quite often have a CD wallet of usually knoppix and other live linux distros to use as rescue disks whenever I visit friends and other peeps). Sometimes accompanied with a USB thumbdrive to type up notes when on other peoples computers.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 15:22, Reply)
Essential Items
OMG, this question is for me.

I'm not big into fashion accessories, so I carry a green Eddie Bauer backpack with me everywhere I go (even to the [Canadian] National Arts Centre to see plays and shit). I always have in my green bag:

mini first aid kit
aspirin (in case someone has a heart attack)
latex gloves
swiss army knife
LED flashlight with compass and magnifying glass
extra "feminine hygiene" pads
cough drops
an "Authentic British Bobby whistle" (gift from my dad)
spare tissues
emergency dog leash
small container of freeze-dried liver (dog treats)
lip balm
travel toothbrush and toothpaste kit
dental floss
cough drops
spare change (emergency bus fare)
alcohol hand sanatizer

And I always have something to read.

My friends make fun of me, but Canada is a big place, and I'm well prepared just in case I get lost in the woods.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 14:17, Reply)
What odd things to you always carry with you?
In about 1985 me and my brother in law were in Sydney, pissed as fuck, outside our motel. There was a big stonking Mercedes car parked outside our room, taking up our car space and so we decided to play with it. He said, Look at this, this is how well designed these cars are, that you can't steal the little roundy bit from the front, and bugger both of us, it came off in his hand.

I've carried that Mercedes logo in my handbag as a good luck token ever since. That night though, needless to say, we ran like fuck in case the car owner came outside and tried to beat us up. We also never told my sister or my mother what we'd done. But from time to time when I see him, I get it out of my handbag in a secret manner, and we piss ourselves with secret laughter.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 14:08, Reply)
i have
an asthma inhaler (although i dont have asthma, i just use it so i can smoke more and still breathe!)
2 bottles of red wine incase of emergancies which i stole from work
1 empty bag of doritos (cool)
a beanie (or DUTT if youre not gay)
a very dirty yankees cap
a bike lock (no, i dont own a bike)
a folding brush
a hole punch (you never know!)
a bunch of keys for houses / cars i no longer live in / own

everythin anybody would need, what?
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 13:42, Reply)
I always carry....
Death Cards for those moments of uncontrollable rage. Although I can't actually remember using any of them there are some missing and there are periods of time I can't recall
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 13:27, Reply)
The back of my car.....
the arms of an old hoodie i tore off to clean the car, an empty HP printer box, a copy of razzle, a "tow" rope that i dont honestly belive is stong enough to tow a go-kart, 1 sock, 2 coats, a 4 month old steak (that i have to remove come to think of it cos it reeks) and a tyre that doesnt fit the car......and all in a 1.4 M-reg clio :)
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 12:57, Reply)

1x baby
1x Steve the purple monkey
1x Roadkill Steve- Steve the purple monkey's flattened, erstwhile purple
1x blue hat with dog ears
Assorted leaves

Last week there was also a Victorian glass chemists measuring flask

For many years my Mum carried a dolls washing line and pegs set in her handbag.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 12:38, Reply)
Every day...
For the past few months i have been taking to work a sachel that contains one of those meetings folders with pockets and a pad of paper in. Thing is i have only been to 4 meetings in the past few months. But i still take it to work with me.
Although it is usful to carry the odd cd in. And it makes me look good too.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 11:46, Reply)
My wife slags me off
for carrying what she calls my "man bag". It is a double strapped over-the-shoulder satchel-style carrying device, with metal zip-tab entry system on it's various segments. I use it to carry my massive wallet (full of receipts, out of date credit cards and small change), a book, my phone, my keys, a scarf, I think there's a pair of socks in there from goodness knows when, a bottle of month-old tap water that now smells fusty,some "extra" chewing gum, my rather sad-looking prescription sunglasses, lots of clean but crumpled tissues, a sound-on-sound magazine, my custom-moulded ear plugs (I'm a drummer) and usually an apple, a bottle of fresh water, a woman's cardigan and perhaps a scarf if I'm going anywhere with my wife (who feels it is OK to fill it with her crap just because it's bigger than her crappy little fashion accessory). It weighs exactly 114 kilograms and is made of kryptonite.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 10:56, Reply)
Just the essentials. Phone and Car Keys.
Phone serves as a 1GB MP3 player, timepiece, torch, 2MP camera, modem, dictaphone and 5wpm notebook. Oh, and it makes phone calls.

Key shares it's ring with a tiny-but-bright LED light and a 2GB USB flash drive containing all the latest AntiVirus/Spyware/Adware stuff.

I'm as ready as any geek can be :)
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 10:34, Reply)
My mate Dave
My mate Dave is a bit of a legend. He's a very strange guy. He always carries light weight blue rope - lots of, duct tape - bright blue, a bottle of whisky, a knife and a leather wallet with bad motherfucker on it. Either in a nike draw string bag, or in his huge many pocketed jeans. I'd love to see him explain it to a stop'n'search, cos he sure can't explain it to us.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 10:33, Reply)
cunning swine
you B3TA owners are going to sell all this data to a market research company specializing in personal organizers, handbags, and large pockets, aren't you?

fortunately the only thing i carry around is a healthy sense of paranoia, mwahahahahaha
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 9:58, Reply)

(I carry these - one by default, three by choice)
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 9:10, Reply)
1 encredably battered ibook (Circa 1999ish), 1 incredably knackered usb key drive (yearish old) and 12ish fucking ancient books.(so many years old)

God damn it.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 7:09, Reply)
mini tape recorder in my purse. Just in case I get abducted by aliens or something, I'll have proof.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 6:17, Reply)
"Loyalty" cards for various crappy pharmacies, coffee shops, juice bars etc. Quite a lot of them have been used exactly once (which shows on the coffee/juice bar ones - you can see one lonely, faded stamp from that one time I visited Bodgy Juuce in Noble Park in 2002).

However, the one card I do use regularly has allowed me to get for free a pink frosted lipgloss, which I also carry everywhere.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 4:20, Reply)
Medical paraphernalia
A diabetic friend used to always wear cargo pants. He'd stock one pocket with lollies, and the opposite pocket with one shot insulin needles. You could tell by the sudden stream of curses which side he'd sat on.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 4:12, Reply)
in my trunk...
i've been carrying around a pogo stick in my trunk for the past three years. somehow it's survived several rounds at the auto mechanic and one break in.

unfortunately, the urge to randomly pogo stick hasn't struck me yet. YET.

there's also some old issues of cat fancy from 1991 and a tim mcgraw cd in the trunk, but let's not get into that.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 3:50, Reply)
a dead body, always have it in my bag in case a good dumping spot for it swings my way, but to no-avail....starting to give me a crook shoulder too..bugger!
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 3:32, Reply)
Excess weight
I ALWAYS seem to be carrying some of that around. Never go anywhere without it.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 3:03, Reply)
I despise carrying bags, so never really take anything with me
although this does remind me of a funny story;
A friend and I had taken the bus into the city and were sat next to each other chatting. We were sat in one of those seats where people can sit opposite you and travel backwards. Eventually one woman comes and sits opposite us and after a little while begins to look at my friends foot in a confused manner. Thinking nothing of it we continue talking and my friend crosses her left leg over her right, only then do we notice what the woman opposite had looking at. Dangling round my friends ankle is a pair of her pants. She proceeds to quickly pull them of her ankle and shove them in her pocket.

How did they get there? Well it turns out that the night before, as she was getting ready to sleep, she'd pulled off her trousers and underwear in one, so her knickers were sittting there in her trousers when she came to put them on next day. As she put her trousers on she had put her foot back through her pants and had worn them round her ankle for the majority of the morning, and neither of us had noticed.

Not something that she always carries, but a funny story none the less.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 1:11, Reply)
golf ball
found it in the school grounds when i was.. at school, oddly enough
it is made by slazenger and has a number 2 on it.
i dont play golf, never have, and it has no real use but i feel wrong leaving without it (had it for about 10 years now)

i only use it when bored, juggling! or trying to juggle anyway :)
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 0:19, Reply)

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