Spillage is an issue. It is an embarrassing issue.

I hate spilling anything.

One of the main reasons is because I don't understand the damage.

I feel like when I'm cleaning a spilled ounce of water, it's an ocean. Liquid is deceptive. And scientifically it makes no sense.

But liquid is not the only thing that can spill over and cause drama.

Redditor Mixed-chick_with_cat wanted to discuss all the things we need to be more careful around, by asking:

"What's the worst thing you could possibly spill?"

As an ex waiter, wine—red wine specifically—was always the devil.

Do you know what spilling red wine can cost?

I do.

That's why I had a second job.

It's Everywhere

"Glitter." ~ LatterBlood

"I worked in a craft store and some toddler grabbed a glass canister of superfine glitter and threw it on the ground when their mother wasn't looking. It shattered. Glitter and glass everywhere. That aisle was never free of glitter ever again." ~ gentlybeepingheart


Warning: it's not a pretty story...

"An Organic mercury compound called dimethylmercury. It's ^edit: one of the strongest neurotoxin known to us. Even a small drop is enough to cause severe mercury poisoning. What makes it the worst thing to spill is that clean up will be difficult. It can penetrate latex (rubber gloves) and plastic."

"An expert died within 10 months of accidental exposure when a few drops landed on her gloves. The chemical seeped through her gloves and into her skin and caused neurological damage. If you want to read up on her, her name is Karen Wetterhahn. Warning: it's not a pretty story." ~ veryfascinating


"Pretty obviously, chlorine trifluoride." ~ SchillMcGuffin

"I work on systems used to handle aggressively awful chemicals and I always laugh seeing the really boring-looking text about how you can't have sprinklers on chlorine trifluoride ones."

"There's boring-looking text for other crazy things but nothing is funnier than casually seeing reject nazi chemical/incendiary weapons mentioned on a daily basis. There's also a safety bulletin about it talking about how the one time it did spill it burned through a foot of concrete and three feet of gravel." ~ deliciouslyexplosive

Bad Sweets

"Maybe not the absolute worst but powdered freaking sugar. Did it the other day. I'll never find it all. It's coated my entire home." ~ im-choading-you

"One time while at work, my cat somehow opened my cupboard and got into the bag of powdered sugar. When I say it was everywhere I mean everywhere. Kitchen, living room, bedroom even up the sides of the curtains. Looks like he had a great time tossing the bag around, would of loved to have been a fly on the wall to see that. But holly crap was it a pain to clean up." ~ chalrs123


"Nitroglycerin." ~ bnutbutter78

"Unless you're trying to blow up yourself or wherever you spilt it on. That stuff blows up if you look at it the wrong way." ~ Zkenny13


We need to do away with glitter.

It lives forever.

And chemicals?

As if I'm not scared enough.

Be Quiet

"Your guts... Metaphorically and literally speaking at same time." ~ turn_your_compote


Bad Water

"Bong water." ~ twig123456789

"Yeah had a mate whose flat mate kept spilling his. So my friend says 'when we move out you're paying to clean the carpets.' Nasty bugger (nah, he was a sweet guy) just moved out and didn't do it. It almost ruins carpets." ~ hastingsnikcox

"I have a silicone bong and while it's nice that it won't shatter, it's way too tall and top-heavy and i spill it constantly. That smell permeates." ~ plantiewitch

Spoiled Milk

"Never cried over spilt milk until after a 4am breast pumping session. I was still struggling to build up enough stock to go back to work. It was the most oz I had pumped all damn day and it slipped on the counter as I was putting on the lid. Instant devastation." ~ Melbee86

Save the meal...

"The pot of chili." ~ endofthehold

"Going to a fall picnic in the Appalachian mountains. Brother-in-law driving, his wife (my sister) in the passenger seat, me and my younger sister in the back. They were arguing about something and he whipped the car into a parking area."

"The pot of chili at my sister's feet toppled over and emptied all over her feet and the floor mat. Thankfully it wasn't scalding hot and there was plenty of food from other family members to eat at the picnic." ~ NagromTrebloc


"A good drink." ~ yepotabog

"I dropped a full bottle of whiskey. Was thinking of going back the next day to put flowers there. I still have the bottleneck that was never opened. I now hold the box from the bottom." ~ scapegoat_88


Walk slow.

Spill nothing.

And never... NEVER waste alcohol!

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