Cooking Pots, Guns and Kitchen Safety

What do guns and cooking pots have in common when it comes to kitchen safety? As it turns out, plenty. Growing up half a century ago as a young boy in a beautiful country in Africa, it was drummed into me by my amazing hunting grandmother that you never point a gun at a person even if the gun is not loaded. Break that rule, get the unloaded assumption wrong. and you are heading for tragedy.

I think the rule should apply to toy guns as well.

The same rule applies to cooking pots. Always put cooking pots on genuine heat resistant surfaces, even when the pots are cold. It is a good habit to get into. Never assume that the pot is not hot . Have a look at the picture to see what happens if you get the assumption wrong!

See? Guns and cooking pots have plenty to teach us.

John