While making dinner the other night, I took the frying pan I'd been using for hashbrowns, transferred its contents to a serving bowl, and set the hot pan down on a fabric pot rest for a moment. I then put the pan back on the burner to cook some mushrooms without noticing that the pot rest was stuck to the bottom of the pan – until, that is, I saw smoke coming off the burner. I grabbed the pan and unthinkingly flipped it upside down to remove the pot rest, forgetting that I’d poured some oil in the pan, which then ended up on the floor. As is so often the case, despite my best efforts to clean up the floor, it was still slippery. I found that out the hard way when I was walking towards the oven, slipped, and fell heavily on my butt.
At least dinner was good after all that.