A friend (who’ll remain nameless here, but can own up to it in comments if he wishes) shared this with us over the weekend. When we heard it, we knew we had our “Doh!” of the Week.
In a hurry to clean up his apartment before a guest arrived, he noticed that there was some black stuff on his gas range’s burner grates. When the standard cleaner didn’t get it off, he tried some WD-40, forgetting that the pilot lights were still on.
Poof! Instant fire. Lesson learned: Turn off the pilot lights before cleaning a gas range with explosive chemicals.
After last week’s “Doh” — dropping an advil on your foot — other readers wrote in to share similar experiences where they moved something heavy without first thinking it through. Some of their objects of destruction: a motorcycle and a transmission.
Thanks to everyone who owned up to their mistakes this week. If you have the guts to fess up — and we publish your entry here as our “Doh!” of the Week — we’ll send you something from the tool pile.