I had just finished preparing several veggies and putting them on to cook. I turned on the garbage disposal to the unmistakable sound of crunching glass. Turned it right off and started with a pair of tongs....Many chunks of glass and vegetable leavings later, I had to use thick rubber gloves. Little pieces were starting to be ground on the edges, and I had to try to unstick them and get them to the middle to retrieve. Turns out it was a small antique jar I used as a single blossom vase that fit quite nicely down the disposal pipe! Over an hour later, I had gotten it all - YES!
THEN my daughter wanted some catsup with her veggie burger, put it on the counter next to the 'frig and took off the seal. The d@mn thing EXPLODED all over her, the cabinets, refrigerator, on the 10 ft. tall ceiling, at opposite ends of my 16' kitchen, INSIDE the cabinet above the counter, on the cabinets 8' feet from the point of explosion. I have NEVER seen anything like it! An hour later we had de-catsuped my daughter AND the kitchen and sat down to eat...........
And through it all, there was never even a thought of a cigarette.
Life is ALWAYS going to happen - it's how you respond that tells the tale.
Mine had a happy ending. I hope yours always will, too!