Stepmom: “Wait! No! Stop! Undo! Undo! Cancel! Stop! NOOO!” *she starts yelling for my dad* “Honey, you have to come help me right now! The chicken is going to catch on fire! Help!”
(By now the whole family is in the kitchen to see what’s going on. My stepmom is frantically mashing buttons on the range and pulling at the oven door, which appears to be locked.)
Dad: “What happened?”
Stepmom: “I put the chicken in the oven and pressed the ‘Self Clean’ button instead of ‘Timer’! The oven locked and it’s going to heat up to 900 degrees and the chicken is going to catch on fire! You have to rescue our chicken!”
(The house was brand new and the circuit breaker box was poorly labelled. My dad ended up having to cut off the power to the whole house to find the right breaker to reset the oven!)
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