A preamble: I don’t want this thread to have anything to do with people. We’ve all lost people in our lives, and it’s a terrible thing, but I’m more looking in the direction of the material here. So no eulogies, please.
That having been said, lately I’ve been rather bitter about an incident that happened about a year and a half ago. We used to throw those typical rockin’ college parties at our old house. During one, my friend Chrissie invited some of her friends from work. One guy, by the name of Mike, brought CDs. I had one of mine in the player at the time, and ended up getting drunk and wandering off to another room. While I was gone, he took out my CD and replaced it with one of his crappy rap CDs. Nas, or something equally as bad. When I finally came back, I found my CD, bottom down on the hardwood floor, with a FOOTPRINT on top of it. It was scratched to hell, and I could never play it again.
That isn’t so bad, on the surface of things. The problem is, it’s a CD by a band called The Drag. I doubt anyone has heard of them except maybe Satan or some of our more Southern Dopers. They lived next door to my grandmother in Myrtle Beach. Their CD release party was at the Hard Rock Cafe in MB, and it was the first 18+ show I ever went to (four days after my 18th birthday). I have a lot of memories connected to that band and that CD, and I’d have a hard time finding another copy of it. And the way it was destroyed is just so damned asinine. I know it’s just stuff, but I was really pissed off.
So, what silly things have you lost that were important to you and nobody else?