Some times I do things without thinking. (I know! You’re shocked! Me?!) Fortunately, I have friends and family who make sure I’ll never forget stupid things I’ve done. I’ve recently joined a D&D game with my cousins and their friends, and the other night, we were having some post-harpy-slaying coffee when my water-boiling fail came up. “Came up” means that my cousin decided to make sure that everyone I’d met though this game knew about my ridiculous failure. THANKS, IAN.
After the story, a couple people said they’d done the same thing, with tea or soup or something else left on the stove until it burned black.
“Yeah, I think everyone’s done it once!” I said, “After I posted about that, I got so many emails, and comments, and calls, from friends who’d done the same thing. It was probably my biggest reactions to a post, well, maybe second to when I posted my shower photos.”
There was the kind of pause described in RPG text as ellipses, as everyone around the table turned and stared at me.
“Um, that’s not quite what I meant.”
Just add that to things I’ve said without thinking it through.