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(Fark)   Ever drop a glass cup on the floor and you spend an hour sweeping and vacuuming hoping to get every last piece only to have a shard turn up weeks later? AIGH MY FOOT   (fark.com) divider line
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188 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 10 Aug 2022 at 1:05 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-10 12:29:11 PM  
Seinfeld - The mohel
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2022-08-10 12:36:28 PM  
I swear, if you don't actually have eyes on something as it falls to the floor and bounces, some kind of quantum effect takes over and the laws of physics don't apply.
 
2022-08-10 12:42:35 PM  
No. I set the house on fire and build a new one. Each and every time.
 
2022-08-10 12:49:56 PM  
Yes, but I just left it there.

Ow.... Ow Ow.. . Ow....

//hoping for a mamba beat for accompanyment at some point.
 
2022-08-10 12:52:13 PM  
Nope, I almost never use glass anymore. To quote Christopher Martin, "Let 'em f*ck with this plastic."
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2022-08-10 1:11:24 PM  
My mom taught me to use a damp paper towel and run it over the area where the glass broke. It works, picks up a lot of the tiny shards
 
2022-08-10 1:20:03 PM  
Yes, I have experienced this.
 
2022-08-10 1:25:31 PM  
Shop vac and damp mop. And remember: it always shatters much farther than you can imagine.
 
2022-08-10 1:29:22 PM  
This is why you should have carpet over every surface in your house. Especially the kitchen where these things happen the most.
 
2022-08-10 2:24:24 PM  
I dropped a glass bowl a few months ago and I'm still occasionally finding shards. This may have something to do with my cleaning habits.
 
2022-08-10 2:25:54 PM  
Just happened to me yesterday, in fact. Thought I got all the pieces weeks ago but last night found a couple on top of the counter. Those pieces must have been flying because I sure didn't put them there.
 
2022-08-10 2:25:54 PM  
Yep, that's happened to me.
 
2022-08-10 2:32:39 PM  
I firmly believe that the pieces transform into cockroaches and immediately scurry under the refrigerator.
 
2022-08-10 2:47:17 PM  
It's that they manage to wait until the rare occasion I have bare feet in the kitchen to show up that gets me.
 
2022-08-10 2:57:35 PM  
About 3 + months ago some dipfark busted the driver's side window on my car just to decide there was nothing work taking.  Even after vacuuming everything several times, I still had a shard show up in my center console earlier this week.  It never ends.


somedude210: My mom taught me to use a damp paper towel and run it over the area where the glass broke. It works, picks up a lot of the tiny shards


I've had good luck with duct tape on hard surfaces.  Reuse the same piece several times, then toss it away.


Subtonic: This is why you should have carpet over every surface in your house. Especially the kitchen where these things happen the most.


Had carpet in our kitchen when I was a kid.  Caused me to step on a toothpick that fell when someone was checking to see if a cake was done.  Ended up causing all sorts of trouble...

So, because of this one extreme and unusual test case, you are wrong, cause that's how Internet arguments work.
 
2022-08-10 2:58:25 PM  
The last time this happened to me, I gave away every piece of non-borosilicate glass in my kitchen and started replacing it all with stoneware.It might still break, but at least it doesn't farking disintegrate into a million little shards.
 
2022-08-10 3:20:59 PM  
Broken glass is just a MFer. Heaven forbid you ever get a busted auto door glass or backglass. You'll vacuum it 20 times, and loose shards will vibrate out of every crevice in that car until the day you ditch it. I don't car if you take out the seats, the carpets, and all the interior trim.
 
2022-08-10 3:27:17 PM  
Removing staples over Berber carpeting is equally problematic, if not more so.

Working from home has its unexpected hazards.
 
2022-08-10 3:30:27 PM  

Kid Lester: Broken glass is just a MFer. Heaven forbid you ever get a busted auto door glass or backglass. You'll vacuum it 20 times, and loose shards will vibrate out of every crevice in that car until the day you ditch it. I don't car if you take out the seats, the carpets, and all the interior trim.


At least you weren't in the car.  I have a friend who broke a windshield with her forehead as a kid in a car crash and 30 some years later she still gets zits with pieces of glass in them.
 
2022-08-10 4:17:08 PM  

Somaticasual: Yes, but I just left it there.

Ow.... Ow Ow.. . Ow....

//hoping for a mamba beat for accompanyment at some point.


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Welcome to the party, pal.

Semi CSB: Middle of the night a loud storm wakes me up. I go to the kitchen to get a snack. As I stood by the counter barefoot making a sandwich the wind smashes a branch through the window, spreading broken glass across the tile floor. I stood there looking at the glittering shards and thought I'd have to do a John McClane to get out of the kitchen. I was too far from the drawer of dish towels to wrap my feet. Then I summoned my inner MacGyver by making "slippers" using two pieces of bread, stuck to the bottom of my feet with peanut butter. It felt horrible but the bread was a whole nut brand so stood up pretty well and let me get past the glass to the bathroom. There I removed the bread, washed my feet, got the broom and went back to clean up.

My wife was amused, disgusted, amazed and appalled with my ingenuity.
 
2022-08-10 5:24:19 PM  

Slypork: Somaticasual: Yes, but I just left it there.

Ow.... Ow Ow.. . Ow....

//hoping for a mamba beat for accompanyment at some point.

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Welcome to the party, pal.

Semi CSB: Middle of the night a loud storm wakes me up. I go to the kitchen to get a snack. As I stood by the counter barefoot making a sandwich the wind smashes a branch through the window, spreading broken glass across the tile floor. I stood there looking at the glittering shards and thought I'd have to do a John McClane to get out of the kitchen. I was too far from the drawer of dish towels to wrap my feet. Then I summoned my inner MacGyver by making "slippers" using two pieces of bread, stuck to the bottom of my feet with peanut butter. It felt horrible but the bread was a whole nut brand so stood up pretty well and let me get past the glass to the bathroom. There I removed the bread, washed my feet, got the broom and went back to clean up.

My wife was amused, disgusted, amazed and appalled with my ingenuity.


I'm going to have to remember this in case it ever happens to me.
 
2022-08-10 5:25:44 PM  

Slypork: Somaticasual: Yes, but I just left it there.

Ow.... Ow Ow.. . Ow....

//hoping for a mamba beat for accompanyment at some point.

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Welcome to the party, pal.

Semi CSB: Middle of the night a loud storm wakes me up. I go to the kitchen to get a snack. As I stood by the counter barefoot making a sandwich the wind smashes a branch through the window, spreading broken glass across the tile floor. I stood there looking at the glittering shards and thought I'd have to do a John McClane to get out of the kitchen. I was too far from the drawer of dish towels to wrap my feet. Then I summoned my inner MacGyver by making "slippers" using two pieces of bread, stuck to the bottom of my feet with peanut butter. It felt horrible but the bread was a whole nut brand so stood up pretty well and let me get past the glass to the bathroom. There I removed the bread, washed my feet, got the broom and went back to clean up.

My wife was amused, disgusted, amazed and appalled with my ingenuity.


You  could say it was a ...
<puts on sunglasses>
Mission Impossible / Iron Chef Crossover

//YEEEAAAAHHHHHH
 
2022-08-10 6:51:08 PM  
It's been a while since I've broken something, but I do vividly recall these same experiences.
 
2022-08-10 8:05:01 PM  
If your sliding glass door falls inward and smashes onto a weight bench, make sure your spouse does not attempt to clean up the shattered glass with a leaf-blower.

/Mothers, teach your sons the aforementioned damp paper towel method.
 
2022-08-10 9:21:33 PM  
Annie Lennox - Walking On Broken Glass
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2022-08-10 10:52:12 PM  
Tempered pinball machine glass is no fun either. Just tap the edge wrong, Boom.
 
2022-08-11 2:08:45 AM  

twocent: If your sliding glass door falls inward and smashes onto a weight bench, make sure your spouse does not attempt to clean up the shattered glass with a leaf-blower.

/Mothers, teach your sons the aforementioned damp paper towel method.


This gives me the most horrifying visions.... egads....
 
2022-08-11 7:49:23 AM  
I don't use glass cups. I use the skulls of my vanquished enemies. I think it adds a kitschy feel to the home.
 
2022-08-11 2:09:06 PM  
People, don't you know?

You put duct tape over every surface and when you pull it up, every shard is gone.

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2022-08-11 2:47:03 PM  
Long ago I was in a wreck and my face nearly went through the winshield.

I found tiny bits of glass on my pillow in the mornings for weeks.
 
2022-08-11 2:49:08 PM  
At night lay a flashlight on the floor and the bits will be very easy to see.

Good trick to find any tiny thing on the floor.
 
2022-08-12 1:55:23 AM  
Ehh - eventually the Roomba will sweep up the pieces - or the moping robot afterwards...
 
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