There I was in the parking lot with a dead battery. Fortunately I had a portable jump starter in my trunk, so I hooked it up to the battery and attempted to jump start my car. Nothing happened. I left the cables connected a little longer and then tried again. Still nothing happened. By now I was getting frustrated and the last thing I needed was an interruption.
“What on earth are you doing?” asked a passerby who had been watching me the whole time.
“What the hell does it look like I’m doing?” I snapped.
“It looks like you’re trying to jump start a sandwich.”
I suddenly looked at the pavement and sure enough, there was a sandwich with jumper cables attached. But if this was a sandwich, then where was my car? That question was answered seconds later when the microwave oven suddenly exploded.