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Things I've learned in the last 24 hours
September 10, 2010 - Mike Hughes
I'm willing to admit that I'm absent minded.
My brain is always racing 1,000 miles per minute, switching from one thought or task that needs accomplished or another. That being said, I tend to forget, a lot. I wouldn't say that I'm easily distracted, just that I prioritize almost instanlty when receiving new information and some of the other tasks get pushed to the back and eventually out of the line.
This isn't a good thing when working in your kitchen.
Got home this morning after snapping a quick photo for a story and I knew that I needed to brew a fresh pot of tea. No problem, I turned on the burner, filled the pot up with water and placed it upon the stove.
I always sat the plastic tea pitcher on the pot as I went for the sugar jar.
The problem is, I put the pitcher on the burner that was turned on and the tea pot on the back burner, the one I usually turn on.
I thought it was strange when I hear bubbling and steam rising awful quickly that something was wrong. It's a decent stove, but it's electric and the water isn't heating that quickly.
There was also a pecular smell to the steam, something akin to burning plastic .... dangit.
So now I'm in the market for a new tea pitcher while filtering the smell of melted plastic out of the house.
Word of advice, no matter how much you have going on in your day, slow down, take your time and give each task the attention it deserves. Especially if it could potentially involve fire.
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