1. How to eat a grapefruit. When I worked in the Lex. we had new fruit Thursday. (A lot of the students I worked with had sensory issues and couldn't/wouldn't eat a variety of foods.) Every Thursday a parent would send in a different fruit and all the kids would try it. Because of my schedule I was usually the one to cut up the fruit. We tried apples and grapes and watermelon and kiwi.
Grapefruit day came. I assumed grapefruits were just bigger, more sour oranges so I set out to peel it like an orange. To this day I don't know what went wrong. It may have been extra ripe or perhaps I didn't have a gentle touch, but the grapefruit disintegrated into a juicy, pulpy mess. It dripped down my arms and onto the floor and I was sticky for the rest of the day. (I later learned it is easiest to halve a grapefruit and scoop it out.)
2. How to wash a blender. Yesterday I picked up a blender at my parent's house but it was gross so I decided to wash it. At the bottom of the blender are some knife-like blades. Surely they come out for washing...right?
Well I unscrewed the base, and the blade part just would not come out...so I figured it didn't. I went about washing the blender being as careful as possible. (Amy + sharp things = disaster...always.) I managed to jab the tip of a finger (only one) into the blades and started bleeding. Luckily my dad got home right as I started bleeding and showed me that the blade does, in fact, come out. (To my credit the blade was really stuck.)