If your house caught on fire, what would you save?

@sr0415 (1140)
Philippines
August 9, 2007 11:04pm CST
Hmmm... since what is being asked in this question is "WHAT", there are 3 things that I want to save: 1) Money - I need them because it means that I'll have to start anew. I need the money I had to buy for new things, for house rent and rent advance deposit, for my fares to go to friends and relatives, and to buy a load to text my close friends and other families. 2) Cellphone - There are important numbers stored in it. Contact numbers are really important especially when event such as this happen. And lastly, 3)The folder that contains all of my important documents. I filed all of my personal records - birth certificate, diplomas, certificates in seminars and awards, employment certificate, etc. - in a clear book. These documents are very important for me, especially when processing my papers and other legal matters. It's a 21-year documentation of my life, and it can no longer be replaced. --- How about you? Share... ^_^
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@jbelle (912)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
I think when my house will caugth on fire I could no longer think for the things I want to save... Anyway if given a chance to save three things I would probably save 1st will be appliances... second, importand doccumenets like my SSS, Birth Certificate, Pass Book and etc... And the third I think is my clothes...
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@jbelle (912)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
Opps... I forgot my cellphone i cannot live with out my phone...
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• United States
11 Aug 07
The only thing I would be thinking of if my house caught on fire is my children and my husband. But if I were alone in the house and I had the opportunity to save some things I would have to save my cats, all of my kids photo albums, a box that I have full of keepsakes from their baby days and the projects that they do in school, my wedding album, my wedding dress, pretty much anything that holds meaning to me and that cannot be replaced.
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@paul8675 (750)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
This discussion is a classic game at camps and the like. I honestly feel that unless someone is in that situation, we would never really know. I doubt if the mind would be as clear and organised as some people would make it out to be once placed in that situation when panic would take over.
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• Brazil
11 Aug 07
1)My family and dog 2)My documents and money 3)Things my boyfriend gave my and our pictures And I think that's all I can remember now haha
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• Pakistan
10 Aug 07
well i ll try to save all the things which r concerned to my memories n obviously money ,jewellery n my sweet cellphone but my family is there to save jewellery n all so i ll only try to save my personal things
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• United States
10 Aug 07
I know what i would save, my children, threebirds,2 dogs,and i would grab my purse. Everything else can be replaced. Also the Red Cross would assist with living arrangements for the night. I would have to move my car.My family is more important than matieral things.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
10 Aug 07
My dogs and I guess it would be my photos- personal papers.
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@wasons (302)
• China
10 Aug 07
the first thing is my money,people always says:"no money no talk",i have the money i can buy all the things which disappear on fire,so money is very important;thr second thing is my certifications which is very important for my work;and the third thing i haven't time to think any more ,fighting the fire with my possible,it would save all my things!LOL
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
10 Aug 07
My husband, assuming he needed help. All of our dogs, and our cat, if I could find them. my heirloom and expensive jewelry is stored in a fire proof locked box, as is our passports, marriage license and our wills. So I wouldn't worry about them. I might nab my violin and our guitars, since they are right by a big front window and I could probably grab them quickly. But my prized possession that would suffer is my piano. I doubt I could move it, and I wouldput myself in danger trying to shove it out the front door. I have a separate insurance policy on my piano alone, so it would be replaced by insurance, as would the house and my wedding rings and my grandmothers engagement ring. Though they are irreplaceable. Maybe I would consider grabbing my wedding album or other photo albums if possible, because those are the things that are irreplaceable!
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• United States
10 Aug 07
1st I would save my son and my other family members 2nd I would grab my photo box which contains my sons pictures birth certificate s.s. card and other sentimental things such as his navel from when it fell off, his hospital bands, 1st outfit, etc.... 3rd i would grab my sons diaper bag which always is packed with diapers, snacks, wipes, an outfit and a blanket... If my son is safe, i'm happy! :)
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@Nanette99 (220)
• Canada
10 Aug 07
I would save my dog, my cat, and my boyfriend. If I did not have to worry about my bf, I would grab my purse instead....or my jewellery box. Geez, this is tough. Maybe I should start carrying my favourite jewellery in my purse? That would make things easier! lol!
• Germany
10 Aug 07
my computer.As 4 the rest of the things,i don't have the papers stored in it,i am poor and therefore no need to worry 'bout cash,my cellphone is 5 years old and the rest of the stuff does not belong to me.Neither the house i live in,so let it burn:).But i couldn't live without playing my pc or doing someth'fancy with a language or two...
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• Singapore
10 Aug 07
if possible n still in time to Grab..will grab the following.. 1)impt documents 2)my mobile 3)my whole bag-tat consist my wallet :)
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@fazelath (1174)
• India
10 Aug 07
first i would save important documents and money,and if i can then i would try to save what ever i can which is handy and not put myself into trouble
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@chevyJ (15)
• Hong Kong
10 Aug 07
acturally I think I'll just run run run! maybe catch something besides me.
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@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
Well the first thing i would think of are my family, it is what most of us think instantly in-case an emergency occurs. But for things, I believe I would save my guitars, my guitar stand and my amp. I can work hard to start anew life with it, as I can use it anywhere I want to in whatever possible way. Sometimes, a person has to start again from scratch just to realize his mistakes and what he lacks in life during the time of his being wealthy and prosperous..
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
my very first thing is my Bible... i know it sounds weird... but it is very important to me as it has all my notes from the sermon in it... the second one will be my important document such as passport, birth certificate, etc... without it, i can't go anywhere... and lastly, my handbag which is usually contain my wallet and my cellphone... i pray to God that it will never happen to me though...
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
10 Aug 07
if i had to save 3 things it would have to number 1 is my kids,2 would be my husband,3 would be my new kitty.if i could get all my paper work in the meantime that would be great,but my family would come first and my baby kitten.
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@ashisyed (40)
• Pakistan
10 Aug 07
well, there are not so many things that i would want to wait....because, i dont keep many important things at home....at home, i dont keep most of my original documents, just their copies...and when it comes to money, i dont keep a huge amount....i would like to save my cell phone, my computer, my tv, my perfumezzzzzzzzzzzzz....:) and ofcourse my familyyy....
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@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
If I have enough time; I would save first My Bose sound system Land titles, Insurance policies and my clothes That would be 5. But if it's too late for those, I would rather run outside and call for help and save my life!!! Nothing is more important than life itself. All material possession can easily be recovered but not life. You got live only once.
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