Just riding the bus home from work!
"Really?" he said, "Is that what I should do if I want to microwave a boiled egg? One time, at work, at the hospital, I microwaved an egg for lunch and right when I opened the door it exploded all over me. My coworkers couldn't stop laughing. I never saw them laugh that much before that day. There wasn't even any part of the egg that could be saved for my lunch, it was destroyed!"
By this point, I was also laughing uncontrollably picturing this scene at work, which story I'd never heard before.
"Didn't you know you have to cut up a boiled egg before you microwave it?" I asked.
"NO!" he said, "How am I supposed to know that if no one tells me?"
"...For the record, if you're ever baking potatoes, punch holes in the skin with a fork, just to be safe."
My husband can cook, but he seems to have missed out on the "how to avoid exploding food while heating it up" lessons. Microwaves are especially dangerous in my experience. Did you know that if you put a mini lemon poppyseed muffin in a microwave and proceed to use said microwave as a timer while doing your math homework, setting it to microwave your mini-muffin for 5 or 6 minutes, your muffin will disintegrate and the house will fill with smoke when you open the door of the microwave? Then you'll have to call your dad and let him know about the microwave/smoke problem and he'll have to leave work to come check it out. Oh, you've never had that happen? Now you know.
Have you ever exploded anything, in the microwave or oven? Tell me about your microwave mishaps!