The Water Cooler – What’s The Most Expensive Thing You’ve Broken?

February 20, 2019 12:00 pm · 23 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve broken?

Talk about it….

Concord Mom February 20, 2019 at 12:10 PM

My body. Hospital bill deductibles (thank god for insurance) plus time off of work and decreasing long term disability payments the longer I was out of work.

Yes…my body.

Dawg February 20, 2019 at 12:10 PM

My finger, body parts are invaluable.

TraumaRx February 20, 2019 at 12:14 PM

My ex wife’s heart. She cleaned me out after our divorce. Except for my Swiss account.

Shoulda Coulda February 20, 2019 at 4:13 PM

That sounds like a rough ride!
Hope you were wearing your seat belt.

D Moore February 20, 2019 at 12:22 PM

While on deployment in the Navy. I broke an AN/SPS-48. It is a US naval electronically scanned array air search three dimensional radar system. We had to have it repaired in Hong Kong.

Anon February 20, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Hearts 🙂

Lo February 20, 2019 at 12:47 PM

My nose.

I chose to leave it crooked. The doctor’s response of “Well we’d have to break it again” was a cost ENTIRELY TOO HIGH for this then 19 year old!

I’ve had a car totaled, but I didn’t break it and thankfully was not in it when the person rammed into it while doing donuts in a stolen car. That’s my answer for the “What’s the most expensive thing you’ve had broken by someone else!”

martinezmike February 20, 2019 at 12:56 PM

Breaking body parts is cheap. It’s repairing them that’s expensive.

jim February 20, 2019 at 12:57 PM

My moral compass

james hilton February 20, 2019 at 1:10 PM

my word

Willis February 20, 2019 at 1:14 PM

My L5/S1 disc. It’s caused me a major surgery and 45 years of pain and missed opportunities. Nothing like locating a shipping staple in your toe… 3 months after the injury.

JonForTheWin February 20, 2019 at 1:29 PM

My wallet a few times (fist-pump)

Roz February 20, 2019 at 1:46 PM

As martinezmike post,…It’s repairing them that’s expensive. I fell face first on a little sidewalk in our yard,…broken two of my front upper teeth and stress damage the other two, plus busted my lower lip wide open. Didn’t have stitches or plastic surgery to lip, just a scar now. About $5,000 for my teeth to be fixed.
As far as material items,….nothing pricey.

Kirkwood February 20, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Back in the late 70’s I was taking off in my sailplane, towed behind an airplane. I had not properly latched the canopy and it departed the aircraft at about 200′ altitude and fell near the runway. Fortunately my sunglasses kept me from being blinded by the wind and I went around and landed without incident. Of course the canopy glass had shattered but the frame was intact. I had to order a new one from Germany and take it and the aircraft to southern Calif. to be fitted together.

Bedazzled February 20, 2019 at 4:35 PM

A 1.4mil airplane at the Reno air races…
And no, no insurance…

Shoulda Coulda February 20, 2019 at 11:14 PM

We love the Reno Air Races.
What kind of plane was it and
what was it’s name?

GRX February 20, 2019 at 4:55 PM

A Ferrari 360 Spider… but I fixed it.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM

The speed limit.

Eastbayfella February 20, 2019 at 6:42 PM

A sh*t load of hearts!!! It’s cheaper on the wallet that way 😛

wgirl February 20, 2019 at 8:36 PM

A 70’s RCA tube tv. probably 19inch. Too heavy to carry so I dropped it. Cracked the screen.

Wheel February 20, 2019 at 9:17 PM

My wrist, after a titanium plate and many screws my bill is around 300k

Givengold February 20, 2019 at 11:22 PM

I’m a jeweler, so…lucky so far that nothing too expensive. There is always concern though with certain very expensive gems.
I’ve also broken at least one foot that I didn’t have fixed. It’s not quite the same, but I didn’t miss the camping trip that would not have happened had I gone to the hospital.

Ouch February 23, 2019 at 12:30 PM

My lady parts, giving birth.

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