For something different (and maybe something to make some people squirm a little ) - how about posting what accidents you have had that have damaged (or destroyed) a lens. What did you do, and what did you learn from it.
The only lens I've damaged thus far was thankfully a kit lens (55-250). I was in a bit of a hurry when changing lenses, and wanted to take this lens with me to where we were walking next so placed it in my coat pocket.
Needless to say - very stupid move. I did have a moment where I thought about 'this is silly', but ignored my better judgement.
While concentrating on another shot, it fell out, and bounced off the concrete down some stairs.
The lens still works - but makes a lot of noise with IS turned on, so it stays turned off now.