I was recently asked what my most treasured possession is, or what I would take from a burning house. It’s an old question, and the answer often says something about the speaker.
However, some serious consideration and a search of my house revealed nothing.
I own no family heirlooms, nothing particularly expensive, and nothing with much emotional value to me. Everything in my house is replaceable, with the obvious exception of my family (although I don’t think you’re meant to include people in the answer). Sure, it might be a pain, a nuisance, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world.
So my answer? The only thing I’d be desperate to take from my burning house would be my phone. And that is not for the value of the phone itself, but simply so that I could let my loved ones know that I’m ok, and to contact people like banks and insurance companies and Centrelink and anybody else who might need to know what had happened.
That’s it. Just my phone. And for the most practical of reasons. How dull.
How about you? What would you take?