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Have you ever forgotten that you were boiling water and left it on the stove?

My son just asked what I was boiling water for and I had completely forgotten I had started it. The water was 3/4 evaporated already. What dumb butt.


Asked by Orionsgirl at 1:58 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • many yrs ago I did this and eggs were in the pot....all the water boiled out and I thought someone had shot a gun outside my house


    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:09 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • I have ruined a few pans by doing that, good thing he said something

    Answer by togo90210 at 1:59 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Yup ...

    Answer by Gal51 at 1:59 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • You're not the only one, I've done that too!

    Answer by yoliplus6 at 2:00 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • yeah, i've ruined a good pot doing that...hubby's a chef and was not at all impressed !!!! yikes !

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 2:00 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Yep. Not so hard to do when you've got a million other things going on around you. The worst part is having to start over.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:01 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • My grandmother who raised me was always doing that....ruined so many pots and pans that way!

    Answer by desisue0131 at 2:05 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Yes! 26 years ago, when my oldest was a baby, I left her little rubber pacifier and the nipples boiling on the stove. Yup, they melted.. Ugh, it was a mess.

    Answer by m-avi at 2:06 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Yes, yes I did.

    Answer by MaryWolfe at 2:07 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • my mom does all the time! once when I was younger she left eggs on to boil and got busy doing something else and forgot about them until there was a load popping noise coming from the kitchen. The eggs exploded everywhere!

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 2:12 PM on Sep. 6, 2010