16 People Share Things They Continue To Use After They’re Broken
“What do we continue to use after it is broken?”
Some of the answers left us thinking “of course.” Other answers are a little bit deeper. Scroll down to see 16 examples of things many of us continue to use long after they are technically broken.
This Answer Is Delicious
Reddit user Slow_but_curious has a great answer:
From Reddit user RegulusMagnus:
Had one professor that would always break a new piece of chalk in half before using it. I eventually realized that doing so, and writing from the broken end, greatly reduced the amount of high-pitched squeaking.
Kids Do This One All the Time
Written by Reddit user computerfan0:
A crayon. A broken crayon works like two small crayons.
Don’t Cut Your Fingers
Phones, if the screen is cracked.
This Is Pretty True
anything if you can’t afford a new one
Technically clothes in the sense that they can get holes or break off buttons/zippers etc. I still have clothes from 15 years ago. I don’t care if they have rips, tears, holes, missing buttons, or stains. They are still comfy and serve their purpose. Usually only at home.
Broken Is the Only Way They Work
A clever answer from mamawhalejg:
Get out the Nail File
Nails, like fingernails or toenails..
I’ve seen a lot of folks use crappy hairbrushes because they don’t feel like replacing their busted ones.
Not Technically Broken, but Still a Good Answer
Baseball glove – actually can’t really use it until it’s broken (in)
For the Avid Reader
Written by Kitsunefae:
Books (you can break the spine of hardcover books)
Cars. The amount of unsafe heaps on the road (outside of areas with mandatory inspections) with bald tires, broken suspension parts, cracked windshields, etc makes me cringe every time I think about it.
So Many Uses
Shared by Iwantmyteslanow:
Pallets, I’ve handled some that were so knackered the delivery guy wouldn’t accept em for liability, so the camp counsellors would have bonfires occasionally
Value Far Beyond Function
Written by Velkari:
Even if it’s broken and it does have a sentimental value at all.
It Still Serves the Purpose
Escalators. They just become stairs… or maybe they never break and always serve their purpose.
Written by DePro321:
A heart. If our heart is broken by a crush, we still use it to pump oxygen-rich blood through our body.