I did the "don't touch hot metal" thing over the weekend. I was dog and house sitting, so in addition to full use of the house, laundry, pool etc. I have the grill. My friend left me both wooden and metal skewers. But I forgot to soak the wooden ones, so I used the metal. You can see where this is going, can't you?
I did take them off the grill with tongs, placed them on a plate, and brought them inside. I then immediately grapped one in my left hand, to pull the chicken off. Um, they were still hot. Really really hot. And since i basically wrapped my hand around it, i burned my palm, and all five fingers. Not badly, just enough to blister slightly/callous and sting. But DUH. and this is after my friend told me she only uses the wooden ones since she keeps burning herself, and I told myself I owuldn't do that!