I really hate it when the little plastic caps from soda bottles fall into the garbage disposal. I usually don't even know they're in there until I turn it on and hear the familiar sound of plastic bouncing around in the blades. It sounds particularly unnerving when the blades actually happen to snag the sides of the cap and attempt to chew it up.
Every time I have to stick my poor, soft, easily-mangled hand in there to pull the offending cap out, I can feel the skin on the back of my neck start prickling. Visions of The Amityville Horror flash into my head as I remember the scene where something gets dropped into the garbage disposal (an engagement ring probably). They dutifully use duct tape to secure the garbage disposal switch into the off position - Safety First! - and then the guy heroically shoves his hand in there to retrieve the ring. And then I watch in horror as the switch powers through the duct tape and into the on position and said guy is now sporting a massive trauma from his stump of a wrist. Blurgh!
Do I really need to get that cap out of there? Maybe if I ignore it, it will just go away. It's not really that noisy is it? Maybe no one will notice. I can always just turn up the volume on the TV, right?
3 days ago