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Which one of the following would you be least able to live without for say a year,the internet,your car,your cellphone,or your S/O?

Asked by ucme (46642points) February 6th, 2010

Self explanatory question basically about sacrifice,dependency & personal choices.

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troubleinharlem's avatar

Since I don’t have a cellphone, car, or S/O, it’d have to be the internet.
if there was a choice that said “books”, then it’d be that.

JeanPaulSartre's avatar

My SO – for sure.
I’d be concerned about anyone that doesn’t say their SO here… if they have one… if you’re picking any of the other 3 over your SO then you should take a serious look at your relationship…

PandoraBoxx's avatar

The internet brings the world in, so it would have to be that. I’m on the bus line and within walking distance of shopping, I rarely talk on my cellphone, and my SO extensively travels for work, and keeps to himself when he’s here; I’m pretty self-reliant.

bhec10's avatar

Since i don’t have a car, S/O or internet it would have to be my cellphone.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’d joyfully give up everything to have my lady back.

john65pennington's avatar

Car. you need an autombile for the following reasons: i can deliver a letter in my auto, i can stay dry and warm or cool in my auto, i can sleep in my auto, i can cook food on the engine of my auto, i can run errands in my auto, i can listen to music in my auto, i can take a leak in my auto, my wife can share my auto… everything else would have to go, except my auto.

dpworkin's avatar

I’m not sure I understand how one equates a human relationship with a few toys. Are you serious?

troubleinharlem's avatar

@bvdshec17 ; uhm. you’re on the internet.

@dpworkin ; that’s what I originally thought…. it’s a no-brainer, right?

troubleinharlem's avatar

@bvdshec17 ; then why on earth… what… you said you didn’t have it.

njnyjobs's avatar

the internet . . .

I can always take public transportation without the car.
I can use a landline to make calls, without the cellphone
I can be without the SO for a year . . .I still have friends, TV and the internet, right?

bhec10's avatar

@troubleinharlem It was kind of a joke.

ucme's avatar

@dpworkin Not at all serious. Just a humorous insight into peoples personal preferences is what I was after.Of course my wife could not be replaced, after all she is about to bring me a coffee so i’d better be good.

tinyfaery's avatar

My wife. I could never.

onesecondregrets's avatar

I barely ever use my phone for calls, mostly texts. So we could knock that one off. I rarely drive my car, ‘cause I’ve grown to hate driving mostly, so we can scratch that one too. Considering my siggy othah doesn’t exist, well yeah. So I guess the internet rly. How sad.

ucme's avatar

@njnyjobs Right. A wise decision methinks.

slick44's avatar

S/O or internet. Cant decide. dont need either one.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Probably the Internet. Don’t tell my significant other, please.~

Tenpinmaster's avatar

I need my S/O. But my iPhone definatly trails in second. Basically the phone performs all my day to day business and allows me to communicate with my girlfriend. I find it hard to go on vacation without seeing or talking to her. She’s the best! :)

ucme's avatar

@Bluefreedom Oh I forgot to mention you could get visitation rights every other weekend. If you want them that is,the option is available.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@ucme. In that case, it’s definitely the Internet. I know, I’m going straight to hell when I die.

charliecompany34's avatar

the wife. she cannot be replaced. .

njnyjobs's avatar

for those who said SO, I applaud you, but realistically, most people would probably not have opted for that . . . for me, with the internet, I can email my SO where ever she may be vacationing . . . we can have webchats including video chats . . . I can use the internet to make phone callls as well. I can use the internet to shop, not needing a car to go to the mall and haul the shopped items back home.

DrC's avatar

S/O. All of the others, I have alternatives for. I cannot compare a person to objects. He “wins” hands down, although there is no contest.

Oxymoron's avatar

My significant other for sure.

KatawaGrey's avatar

I totally misread this question. I thought it was asking what you could live without and then @JeanPaulSartre said his SO and I was thinking, “Shit, man, she’s on this site. You’re sleeping on the couch tonight!” But then I re-read it.

I definitely could not go without my boyfriend. We broke up for about a month and a half and now that we’re back together, I think I’d just bust out crying at random, frequent intervals.

That having been said, I don’t know what else I could go without. I genuinely need all of those things in the kind of life I have.

slick44's avatar

Oh live without, I cant live without my phone. I can live without S/O and Internet.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

It’s a thought provoking question. For me without a car, internet or a cell phone I would be out of work. It would be hell but I think I’d have to live without Ms. Monk for a year. I think she’d agree if it meant I was going to have to give up my job. I certainly wouldn’t be happy about it though.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t have a car. I would love to lose my cell phone. I’d miss ya’ll on the internet but it would be a nightmare to not have my SO for a year.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

My partner. Before I had him then I’d have chosen my car. I’ve been without celly and internet before, I’ve been alive since before they were created.

Chikipi's avatar

Since I don’t have a SO and I broke my ankle last week which means I won’t be driving for awhile… I can also live with no Internet and have cut this bill out from time to time depending on the year of budgeting. I’ve been told that if I spent the rest of my life surfing the Internet I wouldn’t cover 1% of what’s out there so one year won’t put me back too far :)

I would have to keep my phone that way I can communicate with my close friends and family.

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