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What can you not go for a week without?

Asked by jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities (19682points) May 24th, 2009

I was recently doing some summer field work, and ran over my ipod with a car. Never realized how much I need my music to get me through a week. What would be the worst thing you’d have to go without for a week?

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JONESGH's avatar

My phone. With no time to socialize anymore it’s my only connection to friends family etc.

essieness's avatar

Let’s just be honest here… beer/wine. Not that I’m addicted, I just really enjoy my evening drink.

jackfright's avatar

the internet- would feel like a lobotomy.
not that i’d know or anything

FreddieMack's avatar

My blackberry and marijuana.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@essieness Ha! While we’re being honest, is it just because alcohol makes everything more tolerable?

essieness's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities It helps my ever racing mind slow down for sleep ;)

knitfroggy's avatar

My phone. I can’t go five minutes without it-I shudder to think what a week would be like!

hug_of_war's avatar

food. I like to eat.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Brushing teeth

Bobbydavid's avatar

My children but unfortunately due to seperation and a bitter ex it’s two weeks they and I go without. Why are exes so bitter about seperation and why do they find it so impossible to move on? It’s been two years without any change!

augustlan's avatar

Well, let’s assume that life sustaining necessities are off the table. I, too, have difficulties without seeing my children for a week… but it’s a reality when they go on vacation with their father so, that’s out. It’d have to be the internet and specifically, Fluther.

Tink's avatar

My iPod, Voyager, chocolate!!

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I will also assume, for the sake of interesting answers, that actual necessities are off the table. Considering I have no social life anymore, partly due to college, partly due to friends acting decidedly un-friend like… I’ll go with the internet. It’s my only outlet right now. Music, too.

Odysseus's avatar

No internet and a no cold beers on the weekend would make for a crappy week

shrubbery's avatar

Reading, probably, all things considered. It’s my comfort and escape, so a week without some kind of book would probably be hard.

augustlan's avatar

Ok, I revise my answer. @shrubbery reminded me that I couldn’t go a day without reading, let alone a whole week!

rooeytoo's avatar

The internet for me, living out here so far from anything that doesn’t close at 6 pm, the internet definitely helps to keep me sane and up to date with the happenings in the rest of the world.

And my dogs, I can’t imagine a week without my dogs. I almost always take at least 1 with me no matter where I go. I have one at my feet right now here at work. She is the official greeter to everyone who comes into the store.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Fluther / Internet
My computer

essieness's avatar

@Bluefreedom Phew! You’re a needy man!

pops's avatar

Well…it has to be getting some excercise..otherwise I just get crazy…no chemical balance

Bluefreedom's avatar

@essieness. That’s what my wife says too. lol

pops's avatar

@Bluefreedom What happens if you dont get all these..except food and water to keep you alive?

Bluefreedom's avatar

@pops. I either get creative to make up for the differences or I suffer miserably from the loss of my needs. More of the former than the latter.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Some form of variation. I worked in a warehouse once, and I felt like I was dying of boredom packing the same things in the same way listening to the same top 40 rubbish on the radio. After three months, I went to university instead. It would be great for people who enjoyed it, and the people there were mostly great, but I just can’t do the same thing all day, every day.

YARNLADY's avatar

Outside of the basics (food, water, air) I can’t think of anything, really. I could do without any of it for a week.

whatthefluther's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities…I have to agree with you, it would be music. The lack of my iPod or home audio system would result in my singing non-stop to compensate for the loss and everyone around me would soon be begging for a reunion of me and my tunes. See ya…wtf
PS: Oops: and more importantly, I could not do without @sccrowell…for even a day!

prasad's avatar

The Toilet!:P

sccrowell's avatar

Ahhhhhhhh Fluther… My iPhone! Most Definitely could not go a week without WTF! MAJOR Withdrawal.

casheroo's avatar

Internet. It drives me insane when we don’t have it. But, it’s nice for a few days.

aprilsimnel's avatar


dynamicduo's avatar

I certainly can go without smoking cannabis, but I would much prefer having a nice bowl in the evening, just like @essieness‘s wine. The Internet I could not go without for even a few days.

crisw's avatar

Books or other reading material.

AstroChuck's avatar

Oh yeah. Toilet paper too.
Water and toilet paper.

syz's avatar

Showers and a toothbrush.

AstroChuck's avatar

Oh. Caffeine is a must.
Water, toilet paper, caffeine. I’m good now.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@AstroChuck If you’re only drinking water and caffeine, is the toilet paper that necessary?

AstroChuck's avatar

And porn. I’m definitely going to need lots of porn.
So now I’ve got water, tee-pee, caffeine, and lots and lots of porn. Done.

AstroChuck's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities- I’m going to need the toilet paper to go with the porn. Duh.

vaudevillian's avatar

Air, water, iPhone. ;-)

AnnieOakley's avatar

No sex would be the worst. Must haves: sex, music, coffee, yoga – everything else is pretty much optional for a week.

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