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Jul 24, 2013 07:15 PM

Do you stick your hand down the garbage disposal?

I don't. EVER. It is an irrational fear, but I don't care. I won't go after a spoon, a clove of garlic that slipped away, nothing. Lucky for me I have a DH who does this without a second thought.

He makes fun of me relentlessly about it.

Just wondering if it is just me?

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  1. not without putting a piece of duck tape over the switch... and checking to see noone is near it..

    1. My hand's too big. I have DW do it.

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      1. re: junescook

        I have to remember that: "honey, my hands too big, can you stick your hand down here?"

        1. re: bobbert

          I am having visions of "Man Hands" (Seinfeld c.?).

      2. Yes but my fiancé has to stand on the other side of the room away from the switch.

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        1. re: melpy

          Me, too. I make sure DH is happily settled in his chair on the other side of the room.
          Though he never runs the disposal anyway, even though he does the dishes every day.

        2. I am unreasonably terrified of the thing. I hardly use it at all, and I certainly would never dream of putting my hand in there!

          1. I use tongs to go after whatever is in the disposal. No way is my hand going in there.

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              1. re: pinehurst

                Ditto on the tongs. Our disposal doesn't have a regular switch--you turn it on by twisting the drain cap/strainer and I'm afraid it will somehow turn itself on.