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Author Topic: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.  (Read 221728 times)

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Hillia

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #1155 on: Yesterday at 05:31:55 PM »
My ILs are notorious for buying the cheapest hunk of junk vehicle available and then spending a ton of money keeping it running, or ridiculous amounts of time broken down on the side of the road, being towed in to a garage, etc.   Fortunately DH agrees with me that a reliable vehicle is worth paying a bit more for.

There's a situation going on now with DH's cousin.  He drives one of the family piece o' crap vehicles, which was starting to fall apart.  He decided to top off the antifreeze, and gave us a free lesson on the perils of mixing Dexcool with regular antifreeze (the two react with each other and form a gel, which will do amazing amounts of damage to your engine, transmission, and cooling system, depending on how far you try to drive.  I did not know this either).  So his $500 vehicle needs 800$  worth of repairs.  We have FIL's hunting truck parked at our place (another piece of junk, which he "loaned" is with an air of great generosity because it's a 4x4), so Cousin is now driving that on a daily basis.  All bets are off as to how long it will keep functioning before he has two vehicles rotting at his place.

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Tsaiko

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Re: Don't eat the meatballs! AKA: Stupid stuff you've done.
« Reply #1156 on: Yesterday at 05:43:32 PM »
Boiling sugar is hot and sticky. Don't stick your finger in it immediately after it stops boiling. :-\

(thank goodness the sink with the cold water was RIGHT THERE)

Oh, gosh. There is nothing hotter than cooking sugar.

Luckily, all I got was a small blister on my thumb. I knew better and yet still touched it before my brain could full finish yelling DON'T DO IT.