USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
Back in the day when I played golf, around 13 or 14, my teacher let me use his titanium driver, and since I sucked really bad, I managed to hit the ball at the point where the shaft joins the head...the resulting impact sent the head flying out onto the range about 25 yards or so, but the ball went about 10 feet...it was a pretty expensive driver too, worth about $400-500 or so, but I think he got it repaired...needless to say I quit golf shortly after that (had another ugly incident where I accidentally ran over one of my clubs with the cart which snapped it in two, but thankfully those clubs were cheap second-hand ones that a family friend had given to me)...
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Fritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2527 times:
I accedently ruined a very nice and expensive oriental carpet about a year ago by spilling some red wine on it. My parents really liked me after that...
I tried to put salt on it and to take it to a special dry cleaning shop, but none of that worked. The stain was about 30 cm in diameter.
Rg828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
I kind of mindlessly tore up one of my mom's gold bracelets, into tens of pieces.
I was around 15 yrs old, up to today I have no idea why I did it!
Well, this may not count, but I once lost control of a waverunner and ran into a place that until a few minutes earlier was full of people. I would have definitely have caused a disaster, besides damaging the machine!
I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone
Digitalone From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
We were smoking a "shisha" or an "aguiler" (sp??), which is a Middle Eastern smoking devide for smoking scented tobacco. It is kind of like a bong, except that it had a hot coal on top of it. Anyway, while smoking it and watching tv, one of my friends moved and accidently tipped the device, causing the hot coal to drop on a AUD45,000 persian carpet. Everyone became hysterical, while I ran into the kitchen to grab a utensil to remove the coal. Miraculously, the carpet was totally undamaged. We then joked that at least we knew the carpet was a genuine Persian carpet and not some knock off rug made in someone's suburban Sydney backyard home.
Sorry if this was posted twice, my laptop malfuntioned the first time.
Bhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
A $22,000 3 layer control board in a HP diagnostic ultrasound machine...not following proper anti-static procedures..don't know if it was ruined, but my District Manager was billed for it....I was required to get refresher training on ESD procedures....
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14716 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
A inlet cowl of a B757. For my excuse I´ve got to say that I was dod tired, because we had an unscheduled engine change during overtime after a long day doing routine work, I´ve been working 22 hours straight, then got home to sleep and came back to work 5 hours later again because the boss was bitching about not enough manpower. I just wanted to get over with the shift that I could go back to bed. I was told to remove the intake covers of our 757s and out on the ramp discovered that some @~+$% had nicked the stepladder out of my truck. I didn´t want to go back to search for it and took a baggage trolley instead to step on and remove the outboard pin of the cover. For a moment I lost concentration and banged the baggage trolley with a sharp corner into the composite surface of the inlet cowl, creating a nice hole in the honeycomb of about 5 X 5 inches. The plane was AOG, of course. I saw myself already at the employment office. Instead they told me to go home to sleep and from next day on I was working in the station office for 6 months, which was quite good, because I learned the administrative side of running a maintenace station. The company called in two composite specialists with a hot bonding kit next day and had the damage fixed. On the other hand, if they would have fired me, I would have sued the company for breach of the EU working hours directive.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2321 times:
I don't know. What's a virgin worth?
I sorta poured a beer into a guy's accoustic guitar. That might have been the most expensive. That beer was five bucks.
I ruined a perfectly good pair of shoes by kicking a wall in Panama. (I missed the rat!) Had to toss the shoes, and the big toe healed kind of funny. Endorphins sure do sober you up quick!
I stuck a huge permanent magnet salvaged from an Air Force radar set on the side of my mother's first-generation color TV. Pulled the whole image into a thin line down the left side of the screen. When I moved the magnet away the color all stayed there. I had invented black and white TV. Degaussing can only do so much.
Sorry, I am not going to give the real answer to this one.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
Lfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3407 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2306 times:
Well i think i broke a keyboard at school the damn keys stick so i pounded and now the tab key dont work. I broke the winshield wiper to the back of my dad's van. we never got it replaced! Thats about it.... i think.
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