The Egg Incident

The other day I was in the kitchen with my mother when she put an intact, whole, raw egg in a strange little plastic container and stuck it in the microwave.

Me: What are you doing?

My mother: I have to boil an egg quickly for you father.

Me: Can you do that in the microwave?

My mother: I’ve done it before. That’s what this container is made for.

(She starts the microwave.)

Me: I don’t know. It just seems to me like it will explode.

(There is a large bang and exploded egg covers the inside of the microwave.)

My mother: That always happens.

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