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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'm a
kleptomaniac - everything's essential.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 18:37, Reply)
always carry
at least 50 crack rocks pre- packaged in little bits of blue plastic , 5000 notes in cash, a knife, a gun and a spiked bat in a black nike bag.

*come to think of it so do most of the people who live in my neighbourhood.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 17:39, Reply)
I always have ridiculous amounts of post-its and stickers bearing the visage of Bob Dobbs on me, I like to deface public property with them. My bag also contains (along with the usual keys, etc.), a sketch book, pencils, a sharpener, antihistamines, ibuprofen, and a note I found tucked under the windscreen wiper of my neighbour's car which says "your mum looks like Lemmy." I keep it with me cos it makes me giggle.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 17:36, Reply)
In my purse, I always manage to have
my iPod Shuffle,
At least 2 pens and 2 mechanical pencils(school)
Random Scraps,
Notes that my friends put in my locker,
random notes I find on the floor next to other lockers,
safety pins,
chewy candies
hard candies,
Nail varnish (sometimes),
necklaces and bracelets,
Sharpie markers (purple and silver)
lenght apologies are in order, but your not gettin them...
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 17:21, Reply)
This isn't particularly interesting...
...but neither is anyone elses.

A couple of months ago I went to the pub and discovered it was someone's birthday.

Shit. No present.

Quick rummage in bag yielded a twix, a vodka shot twisty thing and a live cd from an acoustic showcase her band was featured in.

Since then I always endeavour to carry
emergency birthday presents....If I see you in the pub and it's your birthday today, you will be getting a recent copy of private eye, a brand new 2006 diary and my favourite nail varnish(unopened).

(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 17:03, Reply)
hmm... cream
not really everyday stuff but still weird...

met up with some old friends i hadnt seen for ages for a few drinks in the summer. got a bit merry (so pissed he fell of a bench in a gay bar into some blokes pint). Decided in drunk stupor to go to manchester for a night and go canal street (like you do). So off we all went, back home to pack our everyday stuff for the morning. Met up went Manchester, fell down a hole ect. Woke up in the morning, i had top, knickers, body spray, the lot. What had my mate brought? Spare top? no. Spare pants? err no. Anything clean or clothing or useful? No he had gone all the way home, gone to his bedroom, not changed his clothes, left his briefcase and picked up.....just one tube of facial moisteriser.. Always handy for the morning after.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 16:38, Reply)
when my wife was a teenager
she used to carry her pet rat everywhere in her pocket, including college. It'd pop its head out occasionally during lessons, but the teachers were so shocked they never really believed their eyes. She'd rescued it, apparently, from being dissected in biology.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 16:04, Reply)
Guitar stuff
Generally a sprung capo and a couple of 0.6mm dunlop plecs... never know when I'll be called upon to have a strum :o)
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 14:58, Reply)
Phone, keys, wallet...
.. much the same as everyone else. However, my wallet contains (in addition to sensible things like bank cards):
The Ace of Spades from Stampede Casino, Las Vegas, that my friend gave to me for good luck when I left for uni,
3 printer cards for the uni library that have never been used,
A now out of date employee discount card from McDonalds,
A Subway card thing, 2 more stamps for a free sub,
2 old Rock Society membership cards (blue and lilac) and one current one (red),
A Shakeaway card thing, one more stamp for a free shake,
a mini nail file,
a key for a padlock necklace,
a key for my laptop bag,
a ticket for 'The Biggest Combined Clubs Event of the Year!!' entry ticket from 2 years ago(only 5 people showed up)
a raffle ticket with the number 2 on it,
a label that says 'mobile charger' that I keep forgettng to actually label my mobile charger plug with,
a Fortune Cookie fortune that says 'You will be in high spirits tomorrow',
Some confetti shaped like skulls.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 14:24, Reply)
Fup knows why
but my pockets always have my phone, keys, fags, lighter, wallet, small flat head screwdriver and an allen key
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 14:01, Reply)
I must agree with Hampster Squared.Spoons.Thats what I carry with me.4 Russian spoons.One is a BIG spoon. I can play them. Just for jollies. That and its the only word I know in Russian. I felt obliged to buy them and then play them since the old Russian moustached man had taught me.*sigh*Oh happy, HAPPY days! *sobs*
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 13:54, Reply)
cinnamon chewing gum,
elastic hairbands, one barrette, (obvious things like keys, money, phone) and sometimes my specialized multi-tool...

*first post, b3ta has now popped another cherry*
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 12:14, Reply)
I always have
a dried kidney bean with me.
Better not to ask really.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 11:22, Reply)
I knew a guy who went to college with my friends,
and as we were hanging out someone tried to lift his bag up.
"Hey Piers," we said, "why is your bag so bloody heavy?".
"I've got bricks in it."
"I dunno......Training."

I was scared.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 11:06, Reply)
in response to raver...
I too have a cordless phone, with the reciever pointing out my bay window, so I get reception all the way down my road (right to the seafront!)...... I often take it out with me when I'm working on my car, however nearly everytime without fail, I end up taking the car for a drive and have another (much larger than my mobile) phone to put in my pocket when I get out the car. Nonce.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 10:35, Reply)
I always carry a stick in my bag. I'm not sure why. But it's useful for poking people with, or flipping things over if you think they might have spiders in or around them.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 10:01, Reply)
A bag of weed....
There aren't many barriers that can't be broken down or situations improved by being utterly cabbaged (conversations with policemen aside).

I've made friends all over the world with this technique, even if they were all a bunch of good for nothing fucking wasters.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 9:56, Reply)
an all-in-one piece of shit
I had the problem of carrying around too many things, but am good at making things out of duct tape. my favorite inventions are a full-sized purse for a friend, a nintendo DS case that opens up and everything for a friend, and a full-sized tuxedo for a friend, as well as duct tape wallets for anyone that asks. I had the trouble of always carrying around a lighter, a wallet, a cell phone, an mp3 player,and a knife (never needed it, just like it). my "brilliant idea" was to make a line of duct tape that had all of the things taped in and I could roll them out whenever I wanted. When I finished, it ended up being too big to fit in a front pocket and unusable. I still carried it for abot three weeks for unknown pride and self pity. it wasn't that bad I guess.

sorry for length
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 2:36, Reply)
My divorce papers
and the paper that states I have temporary custody of my little boy pending the big divorce hearing in a couple of weeks. So my redneck mouthbreather fuckass soon to be ex husband can't walk up to my mother and take my kid if she is out without me. Waah.

But you know me, I hate to complain.
Joke about your length here.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 1:32, Reply)
i always have a hole in my pocket
so i can play 'pocket billiards' when bored.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 1:12, Reply)
i make sure i always have my......
monkeyphone when i go out
e.g Money, Key, Phone

or monkeyphone zipod
Money, Key, Phone, Zippo, iPod.

saddo, yes.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 1:00, Reply)
My roommate carries her little parrot Tick (aka "bird" or "you bastard") tucked inside her shirt, and somehow manages to sleep with him without crushing him. He's basically one of those annoying little yippy dogs but with feathers. In exchange for a warm place to sleep at night, Tick's destroyed at least 3 of her shirts and keeps the rest of us awake with his incessant squaking.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 1:59, Reply)
Drum Key and Shakespeare
I always carry a drum key so I can un-tune all the drums in my school's band hall when no ones around.

I also ALWAYS carry my copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare just in case some one randomly can't remember Othello's line in the Second Act, Scene Three.

So far, this has happened two times.
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 1:20, Reply)
I always bring my slave, Mr Happy.
He's ever so nice. He opens doors for me and carries my bags, it's delightfully helpful. Sometimes he even throws his badly knitted jumper he recieved from the nice men at oxfam into puddles to save my rather lovely shoes from getting wet.

Sometimes when it's late at night and I'm cold, Mr Happy snuggles up warm with me. He's all like a teddy bear, except instead of floppy ears and a button nose he has AIDS and cholera.

Oh well, I still couldn't go anywhere without him. Thanks, Mr Happy!
(, Sun 30 Oct 2005, 0:00, Reply)
I am slowly turning into my mother...
though i don't think that's such a bad thing...

In my bag I will always have:
Two pens: one ballpoint, one fine-liner.
A pencil
Assorted plasters
Two saftey pins(mainly for jeans hems on wet days)
Ear-plugs(in case i stay out and go to a noisy gig, it's cuts out all the background noise and it's much more pleasant.)
Purse and phone
A mini-padlock
A bottle of tap water- in case anyone's thirsty or needs to take painkillers
Painkillers - pref. paracetamol, people can have bad reactions to aspirin
Note book- for wirint mental notes or memos to friends
Day diary-my memory in a book
Mementos from random people: pack of parma violets never to be eaten and a new zealand dollar.
Carmex lip balm, always a good talking point with someone who's never tried it - it tingles don't you know!
Spare stick lip-balm in case my hands are mucky.
Pocket watch and chain.
A good book or something else to read in case I get bored.

and any items i actually need for where I'm going be it uni or work.

I find if i don't have them I'm lost and i always get asked for something because nine times out of ten I'll have what you need on me.

I like to be helpful :) even though no-one ever helps me... don't know why i bother sometimes. I suppose someone has to be...
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 23:37, Reply)
A Banana

Without fail.

Why, you ask?

It's a very good source of potassium.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 23:18, Reply)
What do I always seem to be carrying?
These days I always seem to carry about a broken heart from unrequited love.

Sorry its not funny. But I don't feel like laughing.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 23:09, Reply)
I forgot ...
Every guitarist likes to think they always carry a plectrum around with them.

But they never do. They get eaten by the plectrum monster ... ect

Shame really.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 22:49, Reply)
Lots of stuff, but
The most important thing is my personal alarm in case my ex manages to track me down again. The sound of it going off is enough of a shock so that I can slam the door in his face. It has worked twice so far.
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 22:43, Reply)
A banana.
You never know when those pesky criminals are planning something...
(, Sat 29 Oct 2005, 21:24, Reply)

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