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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #720 on: December 10, 2012, 04:08:57 PM »
This morning I took a walk to the thrift store to bring some donations in a bag. Once I was back at my front door, I realized I no longer had my house keys.  I went back to the store and found out that - pretty much as I suspected - I had absent-mindedly tossed my keys in the donation bag. Good thing the volunteers at the store know me well and allowed me to rummage in the bag.

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« Reply #721 on: December 10, 2012, 07:18:56 PM »
I once locked my car keys in the trunk after I tossed them in there without thinking as I was getting something out of there.  I had an "Oh crap" moment as I realized just as the trunk slammed shut what I had done.  I had to call someone for the spare set.  :-[

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« Reply #722 on: December 10, 2012, 07:35:32 PM »
I once locked my car keys in the trunk after I tossed them in there without thinking as I was getting something out of there.  I had an "Oh crap" moment as I realized just as the trunk slammed shut what I had done.  I had to call someone for the spare set.  :-[

I did the exact same thing once in college!! Had to get a friend to give me a pick me up, take me back to campus (where I had a spare) and back to the Target parking lot!! Oops!

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« Reply #723 on: December 10, 2012, 09:03:52 PM »
This morning I took a walk to the thrift store to bring some donations in a bag. Once I was back at my front door, I realized I no longer had my house keys.  I went back to the store and found out that - pretty much as I suspected - I had absent-mindedly tossed my keys in the donation bag. Good thing the volunteers at the store know me well and allowed me to rummage in the bag.

A couple of months ago Housemate did this, only with several pairs of jeans she intended to take in to the drycleaner's to be taken up.  She also had a bag of donation clothes.  She got to the drycleaner with nothing to give them - about face to the thrift shop, where they had already priced them and hung them on the racks!  Fortunately they were very understanding, and returned them all.

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« Reply #724 on: December 10, 2012, 10:11:26 PM »
I once locked my car keys in the trunk after I tossed them in there without thinking as I was getting something out of there.  I had an "Oh crap" moment as I realized just as the trunk slammed shut what I had done.  I had to call someone for the spare set.  :-[

My best friend locked her baby in the car once. He had been given her keys to gnaw on (her key fob was a perfect teething toy), and she put his car seat in the car, slammed the door, and then realized she'd just locked herself out.
The doctor who she had just had an appointment with loaned her his car, and his office staff keptthe baby company, while she screamed home for the spare key :D

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« Reply #725 on: December 19, 2012, 05:16:17 PM »
We have a sliding glass patio door that was getting squeaky and hard to push.

No problem. Just clean off the track and put a little bit of oil down, right?

So I went to the garage and got my handy-dandy can of WD40, sprayed it on the track . . .

THEN! I stood there with my handy-dandy little hand-held whisk broom and thought . . . If I use the whisk broom now, it will be covered in oil and I won't be able to use for anything else.

 . . . I just did this backwards, didn't I. ::)


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« Reply #726 on: December 19, 2012, 07:24:26 PM »
We have a sliding glass patio door that was getting squeaky and hard to push.

No problem. Just clean off the track and put a little bit of oil down, right?

So I went to the garage and got my handy-dandy can of WD40, sprayed it on the track . . .

THEN! I stood there with my handy-dandy little hand-held whisk broom and thought . . . If I use the whisk broom now, it will be covered in oil and I won't be able to use for anything else.

 . . . I just did this backwards, didn't I. ::)


Sigh.

Hahahahahaha   :P

...and that's why I buy stuff at dollar tree.  I do stuff like that all. the. time.

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« Reply #727 on: January 30, 2013, 09:26:44 AM »
Having some things on your mind + fixing microwave popcorn = absentmindedly hitting the "Quick Min." button instead of the "Popcorn" button and ending up with about a half cup of popcorn and a bunch of unpopped kernels. Oops. ;D

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« Reply #728 on: January 30, 2013, 01:35:27 PM »
That's what I ended up doing, but I still felt pretty silly.  And I just thought of another one.  Two days in a row, I turned on the coffee pot only to come back to find it cold and empty.  I had forgotten to plug it in.  My brother got a good laugh out of that one.

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« Reply #729 on: January 31, 2013, 07:50:44 AM »
That's what I ended up doing, but I still felt pretty silly.  And I just thought of another one.  Two days in a row, I turned on the coffee pot only to come back to find it cold and empty.  I had forgotten to plug it in.  My brother got a good laugh out of that one.

This is much better than my father's favorite trick.  The carafe for their coffee maker is solid stainless steel.  You can't see what's inside. It's also a 3 minute "quick brew" maker.  Once or twice a month, he goes to make the coffee, forgets to check if there's any old coffee in the pot and starts it.  The result is a huge mess of coffee all over the counter and floor.
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« Reply #730 on: March 08, 2013, 03:27:38 PM »
The Six Month Double Cheeseburger

So today, I'm trying to figure out lunch, and I see (as I often do) a double cheeseburger we bought at least half a year ago.  It's been int he fridge (not the freezer) that entire time.  We keep passing it, and after a certain time it basically became One With The Fridge.  That is, it was almost decorative.  I decided enough was enough.  I was going to open it, and decide do I throw it away, or eat it?

I open it, and inspect for signs of decay.  Bun is soft and free of growth.  Cheese is pliable.  Meat smells normal.  So I plunk it into the microwave, figuring that if it smells off, I can chuck it.  It smelled good.  I don't mean not bad, I mean tasty.  So...

I ate it.

Give it a few hours, and I'll update with just how stupid this idea was, but I've eaten more questionable things in the past.  (As a teen, shimmery ham leaps to mind).
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« Reply #731 on: March 08, 2013, 03:39:19 PM »
Chopped an onion that was starting to get old with a knife that was much duller than I thought.  I went a little too quickly and the knife skidded across the surface and landed on my finger.  It only caused a little nick, and my first thought was "wow I'm glad it wasn't sharper!"

My second thought was "a sharper knife wouldn't have slipped in the first place.".  ::)

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« Reply #732 on: March 08, 2013, 03:51:07 PM »
The Six Month Double Cheeseburger

So today, I'm trying to figure out lunch, and I see (as I often do) a double cheeseburger we bought at least half a year ago.  It's been int he fridge (not the freezer) that entire time.  We keep passing it, and after a certain time it basically became One With The Fridge.  That is, it was almost decorative.  I decided enough was enough.  I was going to open it, and decide do I throw it away, or eat it?

I open it, and inspect for signs of decay.  Bun is soft and free of growth.  Cheese is pliable.  Meat smells normal.  So I plunk it into the microwave, figuring that if it smells off, I can chuck it.  It smelled good.  I don't mean not bad, I mean tasty.  So...

I ate it.

Give it a few hours, and I'll update with just how stupid this idea was, but I've eaten more questionable things in the past.  (As a teen, shimmery ham leaps to mind).

I think this should be cross posted in both the 'What Brave Things Have You Done' and the 'Gross out' threads.   :P
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« Reply #733 on: March 08, 2013, 03:56:07 PM »
I should tell my buddy about that burger.   He and I once went out for dinner, and a couple of days later I brought the leftovers from my meal for lunch.  They'd been in my fridge for the entire time.  He asked what I was having for lunch, and when I told him, he sputtered "Are you CRAZY?  You'll get food poisoning!"  "What?  Those leftovers are only two days old!"  "EXACTLY!  You should throw them out!"  "Uh, no, I'm not going to do that."

I ate 'em, and I was fine. 

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #734 on: March 08, 2013, 04:15:02 PM »
The Six Month Double Cheeseburger

So today, I'm trying to figure out lunch, and I see (as I often do) a double cheeseburger we bought at least half a year ago.  It's been int he fridge (not the freezer) that entire time.  We keep passing it, and after a certain time it basically became One With The Fridge.  That is, it was almost decorative.  I decided enough was enough.  I was going to open it, and decide do I throw it away, or eat it?

I open it, and inspect for signs of decay.  Bun is soft and free of growth.  Cheese is pliable.  Meat smells normal.  So I plunk it into the microwave, figuring that if it smells off, I can chuck it.  It smelled good.  I don't mean not bad, I mean tasty.  So...

I ate it.

Give it a few hours, and I'll update with just how stupid this idea was, but I've eaten more questionable things in the past.  (As a teen, shimmery ham leaps to mind).

I give you a twelve year hamburger:

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/09/12-year-old-mcdonalds-hamburger-still-looking-good.html