Go Ahead...Stick Your Hand In...I Dare You...

Garbage Disposal... - Garbage Disposal...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
July 20, 2009 9:36am CST
I’m sure that most of us here at MyLot have seen the classic horror movies where some dumb bonehead sticks his hand in a malfunctioning garbage disposal only to draw back a bloody stump. Personally I wouldn’t stick my hand in one even if it was laying innocently in a box…I just don’t trust them LOL. We have one and I’m always careful not to get my hands too close to it and I try to remember to put the little plastic cover over it when I’m washing silverware so none fall in it. Do you have one? Would you put your hand in it if it wasn’t working? Have you ever known anyone to lose a hand in one? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@BarBaraPrz (28161)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Jul 09
Thanks for today's laugh... No, I don't have a garbage disposal and wouldn't use one even if I did. I compost food scraps. And besides, that'd be a long and tedious way to get rid of a body...
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@Eskimo (2317)
20 Jul 09
But an easy way to get rid of a moggie!!
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@BarBaraPrz (28161)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Jul 09
Bad doggie!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Woodchippers work better for that...er, um, so I've heard LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I've stuck my hand in lots of them through the years, home as well as industrial ones. I just always make sure that it is really turned off and that no one, not even someone I love and trust, is near the power switch
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I remember a home improvement show saying that you should always turn off the breaker and/or put a piece of tape over the switch just to be on the safe side. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Yep, that's the best way to do it.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
20 Jul 09
HEck no not putting my hand in there I dont have one now but i have had them most time never used them at all !
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
21 Jul 09
We've never had one before but when we moved here the apt. came with it. I've gotten used to it but I'm still leery of it. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
21 Jul 09
yup I would ne too
• United States
20 Jul 09
Yes, I have one, and yes, I have stuck my hand in it. Not to feel around, but to grab a spoon that falls into it. I don't know how those stupid people seem to drop diamond rings down it when there is a killer loose in the house, and of course the switch to it always seems to be on the other side of the kitchen, so it is convienent for the crazy person to turn on while the idiot is digging for the ring. I always make sure it is off and there is no way anything can accidentally flip it on, when it is all safe, I stick my hand down and retrieve the missing spoon. ( I say spoon because I have this one spoon that always seems to drop down there...nothing else) Maybe the spoon wants my hand to get eaten!!!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I'd call a plumber to get the ring out before I'd stick my hand in LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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• Canada
9 Aug 09
You don't see a lot of garbage disposals where I live in Ontario. I don't know of any house around here where I have one, and if there are Canadians out there who do have one, I'd like to know about it. When I lived in the USA for a year, we had one, and it was great, although I never got my hand close enough to it for anything to happen. LOL
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I don't have one of those newfangled garbage disposal thinga miggigies. I have a pair of old fashoned hounds for that job. Of course you wouldn't want your hand in them either.
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@smileonstar (4012)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Hello, well, it might sound strange to you, but Yes I put my hand in there most of the time. lolz... most of the time, my kids through their toys in there... or sometimes it is too much food in there and it stuck and I use my hand to help out. well, I always glove. i always careful before i put my hands in there...
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@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I have never know anyone who got hurt by one but im sure it has happen. I did know of a quality control lady at a meat production plant where a meat grinder was plugged up. The safety switch was broken and she lost half her arm from it. I do not know why she used her hands to unstop it. You would think she would have known better. I have also heard tales of illegal aliens disappearing at meat companies. By then hands of their own friends.
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Yes, I have stuck my hand in my garbage disposal. I am careful to not let anyone close to the switch while I'm doing it. I am thankful once again I don't watch horror movies....
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20 Jul 09
Hin twoey68, I haven't got one of those and don't reall want it, what if you have young children and they stuck their hands down in the hole, i wouldn't like to think,I rather just have a bin to throw scraps in. Tamara
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@Eskimo (2317)
20 Jul 09
No I wouldn't put my paws in that, Nor my cold wet nose either. I may be inquisitive, but definitely not stupid. I'm very attached to both of them (and want to keep it that way).
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@jillhill (37377)
• United States
20 Jul 09
NO....I have seen it in the movies but I have never heard of one losing their hand in real life...that would be terrible! My ex brother in law however was working in a bakery when his hand got into the big beaters...and the switch was on the wall too far away to shut off the power....they reattachec most parts....and after years of physical therapy....Knitting....he does quite well.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
20 Jul 09
Just looking at the picture makes me feel scary. I have one, but operated only if top is on, however, I don't trust mechanical equipment, too many people lost their fingers...
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I don't have one and if I did I sure would keep my hands out of it. Duh, to me thats common sense. The movies, specially horror films are always having them do something beyond stupid.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
20 Jul 09
I do have a garbage disposer & i have stuck my hand in it to get a spoon or something that has dropped in it but not w/it on. THAT WOULD BE PRETTY STUPID. I don't use it much, not as much as i should really.
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@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
20 Jul 09
It's funny how we do stuff like that. I've had to get stuff out of the disposal before. But, I always remember that according to the manufacturers you are not supposed to do that. Never known anyone who was injured by one though.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Aug 09
hi twoey never knew about anyone losing a hand. I once did accidentally drop a spoon into our disposal only to hear it thumping and grinding as I hurried to turn it off and retrieve the poor, groundup mutilated spoon. I looked at it and thought oh wow what if that had been my hand. I am always v ery careful not to stick my hand down where it c an get as chewed up as my poor spoon was.
• United States
29 Jul 09
my husband has a rule at work its not the best safety rule for a crew of women but it works nicely with my hubby's all male crew his rule is "dont stick your hands anywhere that you wouldnt stick your pen!s!" crude and to the point but effective LOL
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
29 Jul 09
We have a garboadge disposial here in our home. I would never stick my fingers down one for any reason. we do use the plastic cover at stop for the drain and we are also carful not to put siverwhere down the sink where it is locacated. I have never knowed anyone who was injured by one and I do not even want to think aobut getting hurt by one.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
26 Jul 09
I'm terrified of those garbage disposals, Twoey ... and we don't have one. But there was one in a holiday apartment we stayed in once, and my little son loved putting things in it! They are really creepy - and no, I definitely wouldn't put my hand anywhere near one!