There’s a burnt out bulb in the bathroom that is so tightly flush with the recessed can coping thing that I can’t get it out. Its a flat faced mini-spot light type of bulb, in a recessed plastic housing. I can’t get my fingers between the housing and the edges of the bulb, and using my fingers on the surface doesn’t give enough purchase to turn it. It has 5 little glass protrusions along the edge, and I’ve tried to pull and push on those with my fingernails and with some popsicle sticks, to no avail.
Have you tried rubber gloves? It might give you a better grip on the part of the bulb that’s exposed and would also offer some protection if the bulb breaks. A small suction cup might work, but that’s not a common household item.
Just use some Crazy Glue and stick a little handle on the front of the bulb. It’s burned out, so it’s not like you’re going to ruin it or anything. Anything will do, even a small block of wood; whatever you have at hand.