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Old 12-16-2017, 05:12 PM
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There was the time I put a container of ice cream in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up enough to scoop more easily. When it beeped that it was done, I was already doing something else, and thought, I'll get the ice cream out of the nuker as soon as I'm finished with this, it'll only take half a minute.

The next evening, my wife noticed that we had a microwave full of melted ice cream.

ETA: Microwaves nowadays beep at you every so often if you don't take your food out (or at least open the nuker's door). I'm really glad they do that, otherwise I'm sure I'd have done similar stuff more recently. But this was >25 years ago, before the 'nagging' beep was a standard feature on cheapo microwaves.

Last edited by RTFirefly; 12-16-2017 at 05:16 PM.