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Tell EE what the strangest thing is you’ve ever been asked to share - HTC One Mini (worth £365) up for grabs! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Oct-13 11:57:10

EE have asked us to find out what the strangest thing is Mumsnetters have ever been asked to share.

Here's what EE have to say, "We're the UK's biggest mobile network and we've just created Shared 4GEE Plans. They are a new way for your household to share a pool of data across your devices from phones to laptops to tablets and still save money.

A Shared 4GEE Plan allows your whole family to enjoy the fastest speeds on EE's 4G network. It works by letting you share your data allowance across up to 5 devices whether they are 4G ready or not, and everyone can enjoy unlimited minutes and unlimited texts too. Even better, it's less money than having everyone on separate mobile contracts and you get it all on one simple bill. Shared 4GEE Plans are unique to EE and we want to celebrate their launch by asking you how sharing fits into your busy life.

We recently conducted a survey asking Mumsnetters what they would share and only 3% of respondents would be willing to share their toothbrush, which got us thinking - what is the most unusual item you've ever shared or have been asked to share?"

Perhaps a neighbour once asked to borrow your brand new car? Or your colleague asked for half your sandwich? Maybe your LO has been known to make strange requests to have share something? Where do you draw the line when sharing?

Everyone who adds their thoughts to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a HTC One Mini handset worth £365. For full T&Cs please click here.

Please note your comments may be used (anonymously of course) on EE's pages on MN, social media channels and possibly elsewhere.

Thanks and good luck,

clippityclop Sat 25-Jan-14 20:03:23

Lipstick. By a then complete stranger in the ladies before a PR presentation thingy. I declined, but the lady later became one of my best friends. We still joke about it 25 or so years on.

Thank you very much fgrin

JulieJingleBellsMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 13-Dec-13 11:09:24


Hello? Mumsnet? Is this thread still working? I haven't received my prize sad

Hi, ATruth.

We're getting this sorted. smile

Hello? Mumsnet? Is this thread still working? I haven't received my prize sad

Wow. Thank you so much. I've had a crappy day and this has improved it no end grin

Wow. Thank you so much. I've had a crappy day and this has improved it no end grin

NettleTea Mon 04-Nov-13 17:04:26

my DD is constantly trying to 'share' my stuff - be it make up, hair products, nice perfume, yummy grown up puddings. Though by share I really mean pilfer

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 12:56:32

Hi everyone, thanks for adding your comments. The thread has now closed and congratulations to ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged who has won the prize draw! We'll be in touch shortly.

manfalou Mon 04-Nov-13 11:13:45

The toilet on a drunken night out many years ago...a random girl wanted to share the cubicle with me (not something I do btw...not into all that!) but for some reason I said yes... I realised afterwards it was because she didn't want to queue and I was at the front but in my drunken state thought it was a good deed. Never shared again... I nearly peed myself waiting for her to finish! haha

unquietmind Sat 02-Nov-13 22:25:05

My ibs medication. Actually quite a few needs when people have run out of the same thing I take.

Make up normal request but not a fan really.

Lip balm (no thanks)

Bank account (another no)

Gym membership (no)

Some people are cheeky!

michelleblane Fri 01-Nov-13 23:11:10

My DS went to primary School in a rural village school. His best friend lived in a beautiful country manor house with a cook, nanny and stables full of horses. I was chatting to his mum about how difficult it was to go on holiday as we needed someone to check on our chickens. (We had around 10 at the time) Oh she exclaimed, " We have the same problem. We need someone to see to the horses. Perhaps we could employ someone to feed your chickens and look after our horses and share the cost". She was serious! Lovely person but no idea about 'how the other half live'!

2kidsintow Fri 01-Nov-13 23:02:03

My clothes is a favourite of mine to share. I go to a formal dinner once a year. I own some lovely monsoon/coast/debut creations and rarely wear them more than once (luckily I get them on ebay so they don't cost too much). My friend has borrowed many a dress for a special occasion from Boutique 2kids.

FreeWoooooooo Fri 01-Nov-13 22:25:30

My DD loves offering to share her half eaten pitta bread bits with me. Err no it's OK I've got my own lunch thanks!

I've been asked to share a table in a restaurant when we were on touring holiday. The request might not seem that strange, nor the fact the two lads we were asked to share with we're the closest in age to us in the group. But my goodness dragging a conversation out of them was the hardest small talk I've ever endured. I have even been complimented by friends in the past for my small talk chat abilities. However, they were well and truly tested to the limit that night.

my honeymoon! to be fair we had booked the hol to see a friend of DH's in Canada way before we decided to get married but it was odd when part of the trip involved some touring and we shared a room with him (seperate beds) NOT quite the sex laden hol I had imagined grin

LydiaLunches Fri 01-Nov-13 18:24:43

Breastmilk - I actually have no objection to sharing it in the usual way but a friend wanted me to squirt some on her baby's sticky eye and I don't know why but I just couldn't do it!

My mooncup!

Was at a festival when a friend of a friend asked me if I had any tampons. I told I was sorry but I used a mooncup. She only asked if I had it with me, because she'd always been curious about them anyway shock

I said no. There are some things that really should remain single user.

Happiestinwellybobs Fri 01-Nov-13 14:03:05

My dog always wants to share my food with him. But he is a Labrador, so to be expected.

My toddler wants to share anything I have... my bra(!), the toilet when I am on it, my food, my iPad....

The most strange thing was when I went back to uni and went on a residential after the first month. I was asked to share a room, possibly bed, with a stranger. Erm... No thanks.

Jinty64 Fri 01-Nov-13 13:48:13

My lunch. Our clinic ran over (not unusual) and the canteen was shut. Unfortunately it was a public holiday and the tea room and little shop weren't open. I was the only one with a packed lunch but we found some cup a soups and had a few bites each!

ThePortlyPinUp Fri 01-Nov-13 08:33:47

Very similar to some of the others, my size 10 toned friend asked to borrow a pair of my tights last weekend, I'm a size 22 and at least 6 inches shorter than her. She still took them even when I pointed out they would be too big grin

Bubbles85 Fri 01-Nov-13 08:24:20

Ugh! The toothbrush sentence bought back some horrible memories of having to share a toothbrush with my then boyfriend who had forgotten his when staying over at mine one evening. I had planned to not use it again but forgot and realised a couple of days later. Nice! Nothing stranger than that comes to mind unfortunately.

sharond101 Thu 31-Oct-13 20:29:15

My Mum asked if she could share my epilator, erm, no, how disgusting!

Eastpoint Thu 31-Oct-13 19:33:08

My husband. My husband's sperm for a friend whose husband had had a vasectomy. No both times (different people).

BeesFleas Thu 31-Oct-13 12:29:49

My flatmate at uni and I shared clothes. We were the same size, but our styles were very different, so it was interesting for each of us.

telsa Wed 30-Oct-13 17:59:15

the other weird sharing thing is chicken pox. Nice!!!

telsa Wed 30-Oct-13 17:58:53

I shared tartiflette with someone in a restaurant. Jolly nice it was too, but you could only get it for two and no-one on the guy's next to me's table wanted to share with him. So, I stepped in, even though I didn't know him. It was a little weird 'breaking the bread' with a stranger, but it was a lovely dish, and I didn't catch any germs, as far as I know. .

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