I got myself a fantastic 80Gb vPod recently. Owned it long enough to load some games onto it and spend another £25 on a protective case before leaving it in the coffee shop ...but here's the killer blow; The next morning I reached for the iPod and knew instantly where I'd left it, so I phoned the coffee shop and asked if they had a white iPod in a black leather wallet with red stitching. The STUPID girl on the phone shouts across the shop to her colleague "Have we had a white iPod in a black leather case with red stitching handed in?" I heard her do this and thought, duh! but let it go as I knew the girl and knew she's as thick as you like and always screwing up orders (partly 'cause her english is rubbish) I was over the moon when she said yes it was behind the counter and said I'd be in in a couple of hours for it, and thanked her. A couple of hours later I called in to find out that someone had come to the counter 5mins. after I called and described the iPod to her and she had given it to them, grrrrr So what's the shortest time you've owned something of value before losing it?