When you're making sticky rice, and the ultimate goal is to fill something else with said rice, don't stick your hand into the bowl while the rice is still hot. It, you know, sticks.
I did that when I was about 8, while helping my aunt make something. She felt really horrible that she hadn't warned me, but I was the idiot who didn't connect "just finished cooking" with "hot" and "sticky."
Also, if you ever encounter one of those neat glass-topped electric ranges (that has a smooth top with circles to show you where the burners are), you should try your hardest to remember that they take just as long to cool as regular electric range burners. So if you spill something on the range, and you need to wipe it up, use something more substantial than a Clorox wipe.
But on the other hand, frozen peas make an excellent ice pack if you've forgotten that electric burners stay hot for a long time, no matter how pretty they are.
And finally, if you're cooking at a friend's house, and you see a label on the burner dial that doesn't make sense to you, don't make assumptions. It's perfectly understandable if you don't know how to work a gas range if you've never used one before (especially if your friend forgot about that and didn't tell you), but you shouldn't assume that "lite" just means really low heat. If you do make assumptions about an unfamiliar stove, don't be surprised when your friend laughs her head off that you've been stirring broccoli for ten minutes without it cooking any, because you never actually turned the burner on.
(But it's a good thing I caught my friend relatively quickly - the burner was, of course, producing gas.)