Ever drop something inappropriate into what you were cooking?
I was just about to make a cauliflower puree this evening when the whole top came off the peppermill and a gazillion white peppercorns dropped into a bowl with cooked cauliflower, creme fraiche, melted butter and parmesan! I ended up, instead of stick blending, pushing the whole mess through a tamis to strain out the peppercorns. Such a mess though, since first I tried to pick them out, but there were probably a couple hundred.
Years ago, when I was about 12 or 13, I had tried out fake fingernails...and my Mom asked me to mash the potatoes. Noticed one missing about 10 minutes later as we sat down to Thanksgiving dinner. I still hear about that one.
How about you?