Pouring hot water into a glass vessel. That was my first mistake— albeit a mistake this particular glass vessel has forgiven many times.
A minute after pouring the water, I heard a sharp cracking sound. Sure enough, a tidy crack ran around the carafe’s base.
Like any other simpleton, I picked it up.
Ready, set, gravity! As I lifted the glass, two quarts of hot tea rushed forth, creating a perfect flood in every direction.
No regrets here; it was a glorious sight.
This is why the good lord gave us mops.