What's been your most expensive mistake?



  • MSE_Laura_F
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    Tula100 said:
    Having arrived back from Germany, I was due to go on holiday to Rhodes 4 days later.  But the next day I could not find my passport - thought I must have lost it at the airport or had it stolen.  Could not get it replaced in time so lost a holiday costing £650.  BUT 10 months later I found it stuck to the back of a calendar I was given in Germany for the following year and had hung on the wall behind the current year's!  I had peeled some airline's sticky label off the passport and it had stuck to the calendar when on the desk.
    @Tula100, your story has prompted me to create a new thread because I too have experience misplacing passports (on multiple occasions, each time turning the whole flat upside-down).

    Please feel free to add your own, excellently random example, on the new thread:
  • MrsH3
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    Definitely having kids - who knew they would still be costing me now they are 29 and 42!!!!
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    MrsH3 said:
    Definitely having kids - who knew they would still be costing me now they are 29 and 42!!!!
    My brother, who is 60, still sponges off my mum. It seems that it is indeed a lifelong commitment.
  • anotherbob
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    Selling my 1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato for £275 in 1969. Similar one fetched $168,000 at a Sotheby's USA auction last year.
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