What’s the shortest time you have owned something?

What’s the shortest time you have owned something?

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sunnygym

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761 posts

119 months

Sunday 21st July
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Just bought a little drone for about £15 from smiths toy store, went to the park with my son and started to fly the drone, it went straight up and out of range then just flew away never to be seen again! Had it for about 10 mins !! jester


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Edited by sunnygym on Sunday 21st July 16:31

ApOrbital

6,080 posts

62 months

Sunday 21st July
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Sunglasses 30 seconds.

I win smile

GetCarter

26,687 posts

223 months

Sunday 21st July
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Job phone selling ... asked where the bog was and walked straight out.

Jasey_

1,313 posts

122 months

Sunday 21st July
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Bought a car brush that connected to a hose. Connected it up an within 2 nanoseconds of coming into contact with the car wheel it snapped. Straight in the bin.

dingg

1,773 posts

163 months

Sunday 21st July
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I borrowed a tenner off a mate in the bookies at 14.25 put it on horse in the 14.30, it won, paid him back at about 14.40 so I owed it for 15 minutes, so that's about the shortest time I've ever owed something

Mr Pointy

3,994 posts

103 months

Sunday 21st July
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Flymo - 30 seconds.

I needed to mow the lawn before going on holiday so got the mower out. First there was a nasty smell, then a bang. No time to repair it (& it was ancient) so I shot down to B&Q for a new one. Put it all together & mowed over the cable on the first pass.

PositronicRay

16,002 posts

127 months

Sunday 21st July
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dingg said:
I borrowed a tenner off a mate in the bookies at 14.25 put it on horse in the 14.30, it won, paid him back at about 14.40 so I owed it for 15 minutes, so that's about the shortest time I've ever owed something
Fair play.

cerb4.5lee

12,181 posts

124 months

Sunday 21st July
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Mr Pointy said:
Flymo - 30 seconds.

I needed to mow the lawn before going on holiday so got the mower out. First there was a nasty smell, then a bang. No time to repair it (& it was ancient) so I shot down to B&Q for a new one. Put it all together & mowed over the cable on the first pass.
laugh

I've done that a couple of times in the past and it has drove me mad!! I have a petrol mower now having decided that I'm just too clumsy for one with a cable.

AlexC1981

3,310 posts

161 months

Sunday 21st July
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Toilet seat lid of all things.

I had just fitted a new toilet in my newly purchased flat and stood back to admire my work. I put the seat and the lid down so I could sit on it to make it easier to see the fixings underneath the sink, which was the next job to do. As soon as I sat down the lid cracked completely in half. Didn't even get a chance to use the loo before it broke!

generationx

2,308 posts

49 months

Sunday 21st July
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Bathroom being rebuilt - fitting guy put down the new ceramic shower tray and promptly dropped some tiles on it: immediately broken. 5 minutes?

marksx

3,581 posts

134 months

Sunday 21st July
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I owned a Jagerbomb for a matter of seconds once.

Jasandjules

62,924 posts

173 months

Sunday 21st July
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My son had a mini-drone, it went up, hit the ceiling, charged off to the side then shattered a prop.... Lasted a few seconds....

Wish

670 posts

193 months

Sunday 21st July
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I’ve just sold a car I purchase new. It only had 600 miles on the clock.
I didn’t like the colour.


PositronicRay

16,002 posts

127 months

Sunday 21st July
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Jasandjules said:
My son had a mini-drone, it went up, hit the ceiling, charged off to the side then shattered a prop.... Lasted a few seconds....
You still owned it though, just broken.

Backtobasics

1,107 posts

127 months

Sunday 21st July
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R32 Golf for 114 minutes.

pocty

421 posts

223 months

Sunday 21st July
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I had the wheels refurbed on the Range Rover Sport and drove into the pavement backing out of the shop. Ouch

Pocty

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

107 months

Sunday 21st July
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Backtobasics said:
R32 Golf for 114 minutes.
Did it have a 2 hour warranty ?.....biggrin

PositronicRay

16,002 posts

127 months

Sunday 21st July
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pocty said:
I had the wheels refurbed on the Range Rover Sport and drove into the pavement backing out of the shop. Ouch

Pocty
I had a new exhaust fitted to a citreon bx, in a hurry I backed it off the ramp before the suspension was up. Tore it off, exhaust place fitted another.

Cantaloupe

419 posts

4 months

Sunday 21st July
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GetCarter said:
Job phone selling ... asked where the bog was and walked straight out.
Your foppish lethargy is an example why the UK needs immigrants to do work that Brits think is beneath them.

We are surprised you found the energy to type your post.

Have a lie down, don't tire yourself.

ambuletz

7,826 posts

125 months

Sunday 21st July
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125cc motorbike

was my first purchase. owned for 1-2 months. engine went pop. has been a non-runner for about 10years now.