have you ever thrown out something of value without knowing it.

@winterose (39897)
Canada
May 2, 2007 2:10pm CST
By value, I mean value to a person, whether it had a money value or not. My fiance had a collection of old books, and one day his mom was house cleaning and threw them all away. He was so heart broken, some of them were worth money and some were not but they were his and he cherished them. What about have you ever thrown out something without realizing its value to another person, was that ever done to you or did you do it yourself?
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13 responses
• United States
2 May 07
I have never thrown out something valuable without knowing the value of it. However, i think i may have thrown out something i knew the value of, and that would be my engagement ring. Im pretty sure it got sucked up in the vacuum cleaner. I looked all over in the spot it was lost, but i never found it and i had vacuumed there recently. and of course, the bag has since been thrown away. oops. does this count? lol
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@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
3 May 07
Dont lie, you pawned it for DB codes.
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• United States
3 May 07
PFT! i don't buy dbs and you know it lol. and yes i really think i did. i cant infd it anywhere and i HAD to vacuum so i'm pretty sure its gone. doesn't hold sentimental value for me anymore but it would have been nice to sell at some point!
• United States
2 May 07
Once I was drunk and I bought a bag of M&M's at the gast station while my friend filled his car up. I guess i didn't see the commercials for the "All blue bag of M&M's equals a million dollars". Anyway, i ate all of them in the car and threw the bag out the car window. I turned to my friend and said "M&M's is messing up cause all my M&m's was blue! He slammed on the breaks to try and find the bag but...being drunk at 1:30 a.m. on the highway looking for a M&M's bag wouldn't have been the smartest idea.
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• France
3 May 07
What possessed you to litter the countryside? Thats appalling behaviour no matter what the item was. I hope you felt guilty when you sobered up and went and picked up lots of garbage to make up for it. As for throwing away things of value, I wouldnt presume to throw out anything belonging to another person without their permission, thats just terribly bad manners. Sorry all, bit snippy tonight but I'm in pain and the world sucks.
• Malaysia
3 May 07
yes.. i think many of it.. my mother used to clean my room.. and many books and my things were thrown out of house.. which make me really heartbroken.. i think she should ask me before cleaning my room and throwing my things out.. certain things.. even if there's no value for it.. it does have sentimental value.. and i really love it very much.. especially the toys that i play when i was young.. i think i don't always have the chance to be young..even now if i want to go back to the past.. it's really impossible.. that's why... i think if you want to throw something out.. think first =)
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@jahvo6 (623)
• Peru
3 May 07
NOt really but when we moved and sold our previous house with everything in it including furniturea nd paintings, later I found out that I owned 2 paintings by a well known author that were appreciated by collectionists, I donñt know how much money they were worth but I AM SURE IT WAS a good amount.
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@mdchennai (2129)
• India
3 May 07
No way. I havent done it till now. Usually when i throw something, i see what it is and i enquire whether it is of use or useless. But my mother is genius in these issues. She doesnt ask anything and just throws it away. Later when she comes to know about it, she feels for it. LOL ;P
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
3 May 07
fortunately, i never do it to anybody and nobody ever do it to my stuffs as well... i don't really dare to throw other people's stuffs without asking the person first... even if it is my hubby's... especially if it is private stuffs... i think it is very rude to do that... the same thing goes for me... i always keep my important and things that i treasure in a hidden place where people can't get access to them easily and i always tell people not to touch my stuffs without asking for my permission first...
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@mahmah (436)
• United States
3 May 07
I have actually done that to myself a couple of times, both times while I was preparing to move. Normally when I am packing to move their is the garbage pile and the keeper pile. Well on two different occassions something that was supposed to go in the keep pile ended up in the garbage. I have thrown out an entire box of christmas ornaments that had belonged to my mother and I have also thrown away an entire box of pictures and journals that I had from my childhood. To this day, I am still heartbroken especially every Christmas because I don't have any ornaments and I refuse to buy any (actually I really can't afford to lol)
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• Singapore
3 May 07
I don't think I have done it. If I have, I don't think I would want to know. I would cry 10 days and 10 nights and flood the house.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
3 May 07
I do.sometime i will clean my room and box.so there is something will be thrown.After they were trown as garbage,somedays later,it is some trouble for me during losting the thing.but it is late,they have gone.
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@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
3 May 07
I am not one to throw away things I value even if they are old because I ever throw away money chucked in between books! It was the best lesson I had. I will be very careful especially in house cleaning. I just make sure I do not throw away other people's things by mistake. And my family members do respect me by not throwing away my things.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 May 07
I try not ot throw nothing out, that is why my house looks like it could bust from the seams..lol Seriously though my husband does that to me all the time. Just because he has no emotional attachment it he doesn't think anyone else could either. The first year I was married I went out of state to visit my parents and I wasn't gone but a week, but when I got home he had throwed out alot of my stuff he concidered clutter. Like y stuffed bear I held precious,my favorite baby doll growing up, and a whole box of stuff even my crocheting books. When I got and seen stuff missing I went around looking thinking he put it up, so when I couldn't find I asked where it was...In the garbage. I was stunned, hurt, becuase I had wanted to give those stuffed animals and dolls to our children we would have had. And my crocheting books came from my granny she gave me my favorite patterns. Stuff you can replace. I cried and we had our first really major fight. He still throws stuff away occasionally so I have to keep an eagle eye on him. The most recent things he has threw away were my toning exercise bands that I use with my Richard Simmons VHS tapes. I had to get them out of the trash and he burned a whole box of very old books by my favorite western writer Louis L`armour. My aunt told me most of them were worth money because they were first printings and old. Some were leather bound books to. He makes me want to ask if anyone is home up there but he is a smart person who just does dumb things.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
My mom accidentally threw away a big bag full of my cabbage patch dolls. I had put them in a black trash bag to store but forgot to put it in my closet mom saw the bag and put it out for the trash by the time I got home the trash had been picked up and the dolls about 25 in all were on their way to the dump.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
16 May 07
I threw out a near new camera a few years ago. It was in a plastic bag, with some other stuff, and i mistook it for a bag of rubbish. I didnt realise till it was too late. I felt really bad about it. My husband didnt let me live it down for ages.