Reluctant People Reveal The Most Expensive Things They've Ever Held[rebelmouse-image 18359358 is_animated_gif=
If you have ever held something and thought, "if I drop this I will need to take out a loan to pay for it", then you can totally relate to these people. Try not to cringe as these folks tell us the most expensive things they could have paid for if they messed things up.
Terrazor asks: What is the most expensive thing you have ever held in your hands?
Put the gun down...[rebelmouse-image 18359359 is_animated_gif=
$145k Italian made double rifle in one hand and a glass of $7 wine in the other. I put down the wine when they told me the price of the gun.
Not fragile, but still very impactful[rebelmouse-image 18359360 is_animated_gif=
Used to work at a bank as a teller. Once held a 3 million dollar check. Written out to himself from his business account within our bank, so I could verify he had the available funds.
Kind of surreal. At the time I distinctly remember thinking "This is worth like 50 years of work for me." Just crazy.
No pressure[rebelmouse-image 18345195 is_animated_gif=
I was told the data I was responsible for not losing was worth millions. I was paid minimum wage.
Geophysical survey company
A lot can happen in a few steps[rebelmouse-image 18351116 is_animated_gif=
Part of a Gutenberg Bible. It was in a sealed case and we moved it from a van to an elevator.
A creative way to play with money[rebelmouse-image 18351018 is_animated_gif=
worked in a bank once and juggled with bundles of 250k. Had 750k on the go but couldn't do the 1M coz i'm shite at juggling.
You better be on your best driving behavior[rebelmouse-image 18359361 is_animated_gif=
I've driven a Aston Martin Vanquish, and all i could think of was "don't crash, don' crash, don't crash".
This piano had high expectations[rebelmouse-image 18359362 is_animated_gif=
I once played the piano that Rachmaninov took around the country with him when he played here. I don't know how much it was worth, but it was a nice Steinway, and it used to be Rach's. Also, yes, I did play Rachmaninov on it.
That's a pricey piece of a car[rebelmouse-image 18359363 is_animated_gif=
Fernando Alonso's steering wheel for his Ferrari F1 car in early part of this decade (can't remember exact year). Google says US$50K
It's good to know the truth about those gold nuggets[rebelmouse-image 18359364 is_animated_gif=
Picked up a gold bar worth $250K back in 1988. Bloody heavy which has made me laugh at movies where they steal gold by putting 20 or so bars into each duffel bag and carry two bags at a time.
Sounds like it could snap right in half[rebelmouse-image 18359365 is_animated_gif=
25,000 dollar geologic instrument
That's a lot of time and money[rebelmouse-image 18359366 is_animated_gif=
Tray of about two dozen limited-edition Patek Philippe watches. Something like 1.5 million USD.
Gentle but firm will do[rebelmouse-image 18359367 is_animated_gif=
I shook hands with my boss once. He's worth millions.
How could you focus on anything else[rebelmouse-image 18359368 is_animated_gif=
My violin teacher bought one of Beethoven's violins. She had me play it to feel the difference between a 1k and 250k violin. No I didn't focus on listening to the tone. I was focusing on not dropping/snapping it.
An impressive device tht makes you feel bad about yourself[rebelmouse-image 18359369 is_animated_gif=
A $25k radar thingy that my boss made me carry to the driving range so the computer could tell him he had a s**** swing
When you look at the price tag last[rebelmouse-image 18359370 is_animated_gif=
A $2,000 Rolex that the nice lady at the store let me try on, or the $2,000 Valentino bag that i didn't know was Valentino till I found the price tag
Creepy![rebelmouse-image 18359371 is_animated_gif=
A human heart
Diamonds are a girls best friend[rebelmouse-image 18359372 is_animated_gif=
$825,000 diamond ring at Tiffany's, NYC
$16.5 million of "biscuits" at Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
$1,000,000 cash (it's smaller than a slab of beer)
$486,000 diamond drop necklace (came with its own body guard for the night)
Black Amex Card (customer bought jewellery)
In certain situations, this is like gold[rebelmouse-image 18359373 is_animated_gif=
Printer ink. Am a simple man
All that studying was expensive[rebelmouse-image 18359374 is_animated_gif=
Dropping electronics is never good[rebelmouse-image 18359375 is_animated_gif=
I work in electronics. I have regularly held trays of parts worth 10s of thousands. Sensitive enough that dropping the trays meant costing 10s of thousands
America is in quite a state right now.
We are hurting in ways we've never hurt before.
And getting better doesn't seem like an option on the horizon.
America gets a lot wrong everyday.
But, maybe let's try to focus on what America does right.
Maybe it can be a little comfort in times of struggle.
People from all over the world want to live here.
Redditor Ulrich-Stern wanted to discuss the best of America. They asked:
"What does the United States get right?"
I think America certainly has a strong work ethic. We know how to work and win.
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"Our public libraries are a real backbone for the country."
'restore' or 'create'
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We do do films well. That is a big plus.
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"The United States adopts more children than the rest of the world combined."
"Burgers. Motherfreakin' burgers."
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Maybe America isn't the hot mess a lot of people think it is. We'll see...
Sex is an important part of life.
That is just a fact.
But sex is also about connection and intimacy.
So it's not a surprise when many relationships take a hit after the sex dries up.
It's not something to ignore.
It's the biggest problem in the world, but partners should discuss it.
"Would you be in a sexless relationship? What circumstance would you find acceptable for this?"
Sex is fun. And when the sex stopped in my relationships... so did the fun. But that is just me.
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"I'm over 80."
"There’s a lot of people that are going to be real shocked once they hit their 70s."
"I had rectal cancer and because of the surgery I can no longer get an erection, it's very lonely."
"I'm in one now. My husband had a stroke... no sex is not the big problem for either one of us."
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"I have a near sexless marriage. The love is strong, but the desire is one-sided. That hurts."
Sexless over loveless is definitely easier. So there is that.
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You play the cards you are dealt
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"I'm in one. Not happy about it, but love is still there so that's nice."
it never happens...
Well I guess some people can make it work. More power to you.
We all have things which get on our nerves.
"What do you find annoying as f*ck?"
Is it so hard to pick up after yourself?
"Habitual litterers."- SuvenPan
"When people don’t clean up after themselves."- cheeto_has_spoken
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen
"People that can dish it but can’t take it."
"I work with a dude like this and it’s terrible."- MF_GhidraTea Time Reaction GIF by Kamie CrawfordGiphy
Never judge something by it's size.
"When mosquitoes fly by ur ears."- AxcesDrifter
Back to where we started...
"The Reddit app when it scrolls back up to the top of the 65 TRILLION FKN articles you’ve read."
"It should burn the articles as you read them."- Deathdar1577
Take some responsibility!
"A person's inability to say sorry."- rohankentsorry kristen wiig GIFGiphy
Get out of the way!
"People who leave the f*cking shopping carts in middle of the f*cking aisle!"- otherm0ther
But enough about me, what do you think of me?
"People who make it all about themselves."- ExtensionAir7Proud Drag Queen GIF by CameoGiphy
A lost cause
"Willfully ignorant people."- KingZaneTheStrange
Most of the time it's best to grin and bear it.
But next time you see someone litter, it might be a fine opportunity to let that anger out.
For your sake, and everyone else's.
How many of us heard the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" as a child?
Or were told by their parents that watching too much television would make your eyes fall out?
"What's the biggest lie ever told that we, as a society, still believe in?"
Justice will be served... won't it?
"What goes around comes around."
"Sometimes it doesn't."- Recent_View6254
"That people get what they deserve, or must deserve what they get."- HugeMcAwesome
It's just a phase.... or is it?
"That acne will go away after your teen years."- One_Arachnid_1256Scared Freak Out GIF by Lillee JeanGiphy
Better cut back on those TV dinners...
"Microwaves give you cancer"- Salt-Significance702
Absolutely no justification.
"That torture is an effective method of extracting information."
"Then goes straight back to doing it."
A little kindness goes a very long way
"That being nice and accommodating is a sign of weakness."- AidilAfham42Be Nice GIF by Susanne LambGiphy
"Square cut or pear shaped, these rocks don't lose their shape..."
"Diamonds are rare which us why they are expensive."
Unrealistic expectations on society
"Go to a great college and get a great job and have a great life."- MewsikMaker
When you just can't hold it any more...
"That there is a chemical you can put in pools that turns blue when you pee."- Sad_Cherry2884GIF by South Park Giphy
As the saying goes, you can't believe everything you read.
But for the sake of others, still best to avoid peeing in pools.