I repair household appliances. The most frequent calls I get are from
people who are having trouble with the garbage-disposal system in their kitchen.
Usually the thing gets jammed because the people have put too much food into it
at one time or something metal or plastic has fallen down into it. It's usually
pretty easy to fix a garbage disposal, but every once in a while, you run into
situations that aren't exactly typical. One time, a little girl had put her
Barbie doll down into the disposal. She thought Barbie would enjoy the ride.
She couldn't get the doll back out again, and she was afraid to tell her mother
what she'd done. So when the mother went to use the disposal, it made a horrible
noise and then died... and so did Barbie.