As in, “chain reactions” (if that’s actually chemistry, please bear with me — I’m uncaffeinated).

Making breakfast and waiting for the coffee to finish brewing in the “moka” pot, Rubi decides to use her cute new tray from IKEA, which is leaning against the backsplash behind the stove. She removes it, causing the plastic cutting board behind it to fall, knocking the full coffee pot over, and melting itself on the hot burner in the process.

Result: coffee on the counter, on the floor, in the drawers, and all over Rubi. Plus funky melted cutting board smell.

Upside: My reflexes are still pretty good — you should have seen me jump!

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