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This is a question My most treasured possession

What's your most treasured possession? What would you rescue from a fire (be it for sentimental or purely financial reasons)?

My Great-Uncle left me his visitors book which along with boring people like the Queen and Harold Wilson has Spike Milligan's signature in it. It's all loopy.

Either that or my Grandfather's swords.

(, Thu 8 May 2008, 12:38)
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I sympathise with Legless
I, too, lived for years out of a single backpack and I believe there's nothing I could lose that would kill me. Losing journals and diaries would be a bit of a drag, but I'm a believer in stoicism and accepting that whatever gives you pleasure could be taken away at any time. Pleasure must be something inside.

That said, who doesn't like shiny trinkets? Ten years ago I bought a Rolex. Now, everyone knows that this - along with a Porsche - is a prime symbol of the tosser. But wait a minute. It cost me around £2000, which was exactly the amount in my bank account. I emptied the account on a whim, and at the time I didn't own a house or a car or anything more than I could fit in a 75 litre backpack. I did it because James Bond wore one in the early films.

Still got it, though none of my colleagues knows and I don't advertise the fact. I'm pretty much a failure in life - I'm 36 and have never earned more than 20 grand. I still owe my entire student loan from 13 years ago. But I wear a Rolex. The contradiction amuses me greatly.

One day it'll be stolen and I won't be able to afford a new one. C'est la vie.
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:51, 6 replies)
You're an inspiration
to be that funny and imaginative and broke - brings a tear lad! oh, and *click*
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:53, closed)
Such a fantasyicly ballsy and pointless purchase.. Only you Frank.. only you :D

(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:55, closed)
Not earning more than 20k,
doesn't constitute a failure. Cliche, but it's only cash; do you have a family and friends?
Well then.
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 14:09, closed)
OMG! your only 36
I thought you were older, more like 56 *laughs*

But what a great idea. This is the kind of thing I would do If there was anything expensive I really wanted.

Unfortunatly I have simple tastes.
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 14:12, closed)
Nicely done :)
I hope you talk in a Shcottish Accshent whenever you wear it too. And say 'Ah, Mish Moneypenny' a lot.
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 14:48, closed)
"It cost me around £2000, which was exactly the amount in my bank account. I emptied the account on a whim"

Now that's cool. That's the sort of thing that I admire. Have a click.
(, Sun 11 May 2008, 23:55, closed)

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