Twice this week, I had "moments" (like the dremmel/curling iron moment mentioned here)... I should be a regular contributor to the Fail Blog. It's been a challenging week ;)
1. Earlier this week, Winnipeg had a HUGE downpour that flooded the streets and I was out doing errends at the time, in my rental car (my cars still in the shop from the lady backing into it). I was on my way home and there was a lady walking in heels with a dinky umbrella because her car had brokedown. I offered her a ride and she accepted. While she was on the phone canceling her plans, I was trecking through deep lakes on the road and was worried I'd flood the car and I panicked. In a moment of genius, I thought I should drive on the boulavard because it was above 'the lake'. Hmmm. So I jerked the wheel right and attempted to get up on the boulavard. Due to the panic and the pouring rain, I forgot that curbs are still blunt under the water (ie. water is not a ramp)... and I shaved a thick piece of rubber off the tire and redesigned the hubcap. The lady I was driving was nicely distracted by her phone call and didn't mention the big bump or my sudden explicitives. We drove on and I didn't say a thing more.
* This vaguely reminds me of the time I was on a 2hr highway drive home alone, enjoying the blue sky and clouds, when I hit the gravel shoulder, slammed on the brakes in a panic, 360'd my car 2.5 times, and pulled over to regather and hyperventilate. I saw cars were coming and I didn't want to explain what caused my accident, so I pulled out my dead cell phone from the glovebox and made fake calls till they passed.
2. Today I was tempted to order a pizza for supper. I've been doing really good lately with eating healthy and it was an internal war over whether or not I should. My shrinking tummy encouraged me to keep it up and so decided to make baked salmon, tomato salad and pasta. I boiled the water, I defrosted the fish and had the glass baking dish ready to use. As I was waiting, I did some dishes. Lola was laying peacefully by my feet and I was rinsing the last dish, proud of my domesticness when I suddenly jumped and screamed. There was an explosion on my stove-- I'd turned on the wrong element to boil water and the glass dish heated and burst into pieces. Shards of glass shot clear across the kitchen, everywhere! Luckily Lola and myself didn't get hit by any of them and I got Lola out of the room quickly... I was so shook! Freaky situation, I'll double check my elements for now on!!! So glad we didn't get hurt. Should have ordered pizza.
Q. What's your most epic or drastic 'fail'? ;)
This could get funny!