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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Did you ever have one of those "ideas" that just backfired on you? Like the time I tried to defrost a frozen mouse in our microwave. We have a ball python and tried to get it used to taking already dead mice for food. I purchase a dozen pre-dispatched mice for this purpose. The snake would not take them. So knowing the snake sensed the heat in its prey, I thought maybe we should warm them up a bit. I did thaw them to room temp first, that didn't work. So I tried putting one on a light bulb to warm it up. Mrs. Autie objected to that vociferously. So...I put a frozen mouse in the microwave that I THOUGHT was set on defrost. It of course, was on the highest setting. Within twenty seconds of pushing the start button, mr. frozen mouse exploded, spewing its inner contents in the microwave. Again, Mrs. Autie was not please, nor humored by this scientific experiment. When she inquired as to why I was so friggin stupid as to put a frozen mouse in the microwave on high, I could only exclaim, "It seemed like a good idea at the time."
Or like fixing certain mechanical devices with wire, duct tape or electrical tape..that never worked again. Or picking Syracuse to go to the final four. Or trying to drive through a snow drift. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. So how about it? Any rocket scientist out there that had a humorous epiphany that turned into an epiphafailure?