What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

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What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Jun 2018, 22:51

I use to have to wear sports coats and slacks every day at work and then I didn't.

I gained like 15 lbs and couldn't wear the slacks anymore, I kept them, thinking I'd lose the weight again.

After about five years, I figured it wasn't happening so I gave them all away.

Now I'm pretty good at not keeping stuff.

My boss keeps things in our marcom storage closet that he'll never ever use - old banners for tradeshows and tradeshow carpeting. And stuff you can't even use anymore because other technology has replaced it.

Once, when he was gone for a couple days, my co-worker told him that I threw it all out and his eyes got round like saucers.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Charlie O. » 18 Jun 2018, 22:56

My turntable.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Hugh » 18 Jun 2018, 22:59

Charlie O. wrote:My turntable.


Me too. I’ve used mine less than 20 times in the last 10 years but I can’t imagine getting rid of it.

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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Geezee » 19 Jun 2018, 13:25

not sure it's exactly about potentially "using" them again, but my stamp collection still takes up alot of space in our loft. It's partly what I collected when i was 10-13, partly what I inherited from my grandfather. I used to be obsessed by it, and much of my geography/history is self-learnt through collecting stamps. These days, I can't even begin to relate to the obsession I had with them, except I notice that the way i crave to organise and reorganise things in my life is very similar to how i could spend hours on end thinking about how best to organise my precious stamps. I partly keep them as a tribute to that period of time, and partly because there is still a part of me that is a hoarder at heart. But i seriously doubt I'll ever collect again.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Toby » 19 Jun 2018, 13:30

Loads of records. I should just sell them.

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Postby Jimbo » 19 Jun 2018, 14:59

Me.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Fonz » 19 Jun 2018, 17:56

A snorkel.

A small tub of Vaseline I bought in Amsterdam, about 15 years ago.

A point-and-shoot camera. Redundant now that phone cameras are so good.
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Postby Jimbo » 19 Jun 2018, 18:33

Fonz wrote:

A small tub of Vaseline I bought in Amsterdam, about 15 years ago.



I'll take that. :oops:
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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 19 Jun 2018, 18:57

My Kawolski alias.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Jun 2018, 21:24

A lingering shred of self-respect.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jun 2018, 21:56

Darkness_Fish wrote:A lingering shred of self-respect.


Not as long as you hang out here, it won't.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Jun 2018, 22:07

And there it goes.


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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby yomptepi » 20 Jun 2018, 09:59

I am moving house soon, so I am in the process of clearing this house, which I have lived in with my wife and two children for 30 years. I have train sets, a mountain of WWE merchandise, loads of speakers decks and amps. About 10,000 comics, 31 guitars. A Batman collection of ridiculous proportions. Boxes of computer games on cassette. Several crates of leads and transformers and adapters. Many musical instruments, drums keyboards and pipes.

And that is before I even begin on the sheds. I have already half filled a large storage unit and I haven't even ventured into the attic yet. None of his stuff is of any use to me any more. I have no idea what to do with it, or how to sell it without giving up every waking hour enslaved to Gumtree and ebay.

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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Matt Wilson » 20 Jun 2018, 15:42

Condoms.


One can hope, eh?
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Jun 2018, 17:08

Matt Wilson wrote:Condoms.


One can hope, eh?


How old are the women you're going out with?
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby pcqgod » 20 Jun 2018, 20:07

Just about any container that could be potentially used to put stuff in, including boxes of all sizes.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby NMB » 20 Jun 2018, 23:05

White Light White Heat. But I doubt it.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Matt Wilson » 20 Jun 2018, 23:54

sloopjohnc wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Condoms.


One can hope, eh?


How old are the women you're going out with?


:lol:

What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Jun 2018, 00:15

Matt Wilson wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Condoms.


One can hope, eh?


How old are the women you're going out with?


:lol:

What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?


The women I've gone out with don't have to worry about that kind of thing anymore.
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Re: What do you keep around thinking you'll use again someday?

Postby Count Machuki » 21 Jun 2018, 00:31

sloopjohnc wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
How old are the women you're going out with?


:lol:

What's that got to do with the price of tea in China?


The women I've gone out with don't have to worry about that kind of thing anymore.


oh, sloop :roll:
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