It was a Sunday morning, before church. These things always happen before church. I don't know why.
I was drying my hair. And my dryer shut off. The surge button on the plug popped out, so I just kind of figured the circuit was overloaded. I pushed the button and turned it back on. This happened two more times.
For your benefit: If this happens to you, pay attention. Your blow dryer is trying to tell you something.
A minute or two later, I heard a strange noise coming from the blow dryer. I looked down and saw FLAMES shooting out the end.
I did the sensible thing then: scream and throw it to floor. Luckily, I had enough sense to unplug it. I realized then that it had burned a hole into my favorite cardigan. So, not only did I need a new blow dryer, I also had to change my entire outfit. It was not a super morning.
But, at least I didn't die.