Growing up we didn't have a garbage disposal at home. We scraped our plates into the garbage can and had a little strainer in our sink to catch any stray food that we missed.
When I moved in with Jerry, after we got married, I had no idea what the rules were about using a garbage disposal. I had no idea what I could or couldn't put into it. I was so excited that I would be able to rinse the dishes into the sink and just turn the disposal on and that would be that - no stinky garbage until Nate came along! Even though I loved my garbage disposal, I always had a bit of anxiety involved with turning it on. I knew exactly why the first time I flipped the switch. It was like a flashback and it all stemmed from a movie I remember watching as a kid.
Now - fess up - anyone ever heard of The Incredible Shrinking Woman before watching this clip?
I swear I think of this scene EVERY stinkin' time I turn on my garbage disposal...EVERY time. That's probably 4 or 5 times a day. I think of Lily Tomlin stuck in a garbage disposal 4 or 5 times a day. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Lily Tomlin but thinking about anyone getting egg yolks dumped on their head makes me gag a little. Is it any wonder I hate doing dishes and usually beg Jerry to clean the kitchen after dinner? (which he almost ALWAYS does)
80s movies are awesome...any you still think of frequently?
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