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    Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Last Friday I was involved in an accident on the M25 that wrote off my car (I'm fine, thanks for asking). It was a strangely enjoyable experience, but in hindsight I am confused about the priorities I gave certain things. For example, as soon as the car had collided into me, I thought the most important thing in the world was to switch on my hazard lights before I even bothered to put any form of brakes on!

    However, the really weird thing was the items in my car that I considered important enough to "rescue": some scripts, a Toyota Yaris mug (yes, they really exist - and I drove a Seat Ibiza), and my broken iPod. Which made me think of this week's Pointless Question of the Week:

    Assuming you have all your personal belongings with you in your car (excluding family and friends), what would be the first thing you would rescue in the event of an accident?

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    what would be the first thing you would rescue in the event of an accident?
    I drive a motorbike. :sign6:

    I have to make a correction though - I got a puncture this morning, so will be using my large box thing with wheels on in the morning to get to work early to fix the bike. So if I have an accident, the first thing I'll rescue will be my tyre levers I should have had on me this morning.....

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Is this a regular thing? asking "pointless questions of the week"? Because i like it lol, hmmm....let me think i would save...

    My sat nav cigarette charger! :P, im lost without that thing! (literally)

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley
    My sat nav cigarette charger! :P, im lost without that thing! (literally)
    Not that you would be going anywhere having just written off your car

    Sadly... I would probably grab my bag which contains laptop, PDA and Creative Zen Portable Media Center. My phone sits in my pocket

    At least I could watch a film or listen to some music while waiting for police/ambulance/recovery to show

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Erm ... me?

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Strange you should come up with this topic...

    I was in a flat in Montreal one Xmas eve when someone decided to fire bomb the entire building. I woke up to a window full of flames, got up, grabbed a few clothes and then phoned the fire brigade..

    .. yep, while the building is pretty much getting ready to do a full on inferno around me. Needless to say the operator was like "Get out the building!"

    What I grabbed? my passport and a stuffed toy my sister had given me for my birthday the year before.

    Oh and I totally forgot to put on underwear so I'm out in -40 degrees with a jean zipper an inch from giving me frostbite that i won't ever forget. :?

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Erm ... me?
    LOL - Was just thinking that one GD :toothy7:

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    I'd probably grab my ipod and my leather jacket that lives on my back seat

    God I love that jacket.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    My computer, and my cats and probably a jumper if it's cold outside (or if it was night). I don't have much in personal possessions very minimalist so not much to choose from!!

    Jo

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley
    Is this a regular thing? asking "pointless questions of the week"?
    It's kind of regular in that I find by Tuesday night / Wednesday morning I am quite bored. Also, what's better than getting to know fellow edugeekers a little bit better?

    I forgot to mention that I also rescued my SatNav, which was kindly telling me that there was a delay in the traffic due to an accident situated right about where my car was now!

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    My daughter if she was staying with me.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    ........ the bottle of whiskey I was drinking, my stash from under the seat, the gun from the glove box, the balaclava from the door pocket and the false number plates from the back seat.


    ........ and the furry dice!

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Photographs and CDs of my life
    My pets (dog, 3 guinea pigs, 2 rabbits)
    My French Horn and Piano (how DID I fit that in the car? )
    Nothing else: it is all replaceable

    :iroc:

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    My French Horn and Piano (how DID I fit that in the car? )
    Yeah, I would need my piano. Although I'd rather have someone else's slight nicer piano.

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    Re: Pointless Question of the Week #3

    well, yeah, but I do love Edward Piano (he's a King, y'see)

    I did have another thought:

    ....my wedding dress and the things the children made me when they were little ....aaaahhhhh



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