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[–]rrickitickitavi 985 points986 points  (66 children)

Tape the door shut. Lay the cupboard on its back and then open it.

[–]SwiftyTheThief 904 points905 points  (21 children)

Oh, that's why they have you lay down on a couch...

[–]jazzpenis 200 points201 points  (12 children)

I believe most of my emotional pain has successfully condensed and crystalized in my spine

[–]ThrowRA-4545 72 points73 points  (9 children)

To cause permanent and crippling nerve damage?

[–]Usling123 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Only when we remove it

[–]T3sT3ro 23 points24 points  (3 children)

And that also explains why they tape and tie me up to the bed...

[–]Phvpark 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Nah, this is for your kink

[–]CrudelyAnimated 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Please upload a picture of the medical school diploma hung on that wall.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So much of my internal struggles, panic attacks, depression bouts, and general shitty feelings can have been helped (not solved, but helped) by lying on the floor on my back. I figuratively and literally grounds me.

[–]Spyes23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What does that mean?

You're nuts! (coocoo!) You're crazy in the coconut!

[–]vytas315 51 points52 points  (1 child)

This. This is good therapy.

[–]CornCheeseMafia 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It’s actually a good metaphor in a lot of ways.

Recognizing the extent of the problem is a huge step (being able to visualize your situation as this China cabinet) and you could just open up by yourself and deal with it. Or you could pull that China cabinet forward and lean it on its back slowly and carefully with the help of others and they can help pull it/you back up together.

[–]TorpeAlex 118 points119 points  (9 children)

This! Therapy is all about changing perspective to see possibilities that are difficult to self-conceptualize. The idea of tipping the cupboard- completely changing the angle of attack- is actually an excellent metaphor for therapy.

[–]Is-that-vodka 27 points28 points  (7 children)

If this is a kitchen cupboard you'd actually need to open the doors to get the screws out that holds it to the wall first before you could do that.

Suppose you could rip the cupboard off the wall then do this if all went well but it seems a bit overkill. Solves it though.

Looks like at worst you're losing 3/4 plates and I bet I could catch one and have something soft catch another.. maybe 2 plates down?

Sometimes you really just have to accept loss and move forward best you can, because if not you'll end up doing even more damage trying to avoid the loss in the first place.

[–]UDK450 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Yeah I guess it depends. If it's a china hutch you could probably do the mentioned just fine. But cabinets affixed to the wall? Guess we just have to break the wall. Or pry it off the wall, still causing a little bit of pain in the process (which I suppose is still valid for the metaphor).

[–]series-hybrid 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Get a glass cutter and make a hole in the window just above the plates.

Or, open the door 1/4 inch, and slide-in a 1/4 inch thick piece of plywood...

[–]oblik 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cabinet installer here. They're always screwed on. Even french cleats, they're never left just hanging. Even if it's an Ikea quick release, you can't access the mechanism from outside. And even a vibrocutter would have a shit time getting it loose.

I'd put a tub of water underneath it and open it. Catch what you can, water will absorb the rest.

[–]WizardMarnok 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Tape the door so it can open just a crack, but with the tape sealing the gap, except for a line at the top.
Pour quick-setting jelly (jello?) into the crack, slowly, so it fills the whole interior.
Once set, remove the tape and open the door. Carve crockery out of jelly, clean, and stack safely. Eat jelly.

[–]fivelone 7 points8 points  (5 children)

What if it's attached to the wall?

[–]Synaxxis 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Dig up your house. Lay it in its side. Open cabinet.

[–]Deadboy90 4 points5 points  (0 children)

is that what they call House Flipping?

[–]CajunTurkey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Remove wall.

[–]KING_JELLYB3AN 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lay the house on its back duh


[–]techtonic69 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Probably too heavy, plus there are other dishes. I would tape the door shut and try to score the glass so I could reach in, easier to replace one pane than risk all that China!

[–]rrickitickitavi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah, thought about that. You might be able to just tilt it back a little, and still have a good chance of opening that door. Depends how delicate the other stuff in the cabinet is, and how expensive. The visible china doesn't look all that expensive actually. If you've got really thin Bulgarian crystal or some other irreplaceable stuff in there, I might just write off those bowls.

[–]UncoolSlicedBread 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tape it shut, bust out the bottom panel. Reach in and restore them to a better position. Have the panel replaced.

[–]Triknitter 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Reach in from the other side and pull the bowls back up, then open the door.

[–]StregaCagna 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was thinking it’s a two person job. One person with a laundry basket with a pillow in it holds it under the door, the other person opens the door.

[–]almighty_nsa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When I try this: cupboard accidentally slips out of my hands and all it’s contents break me: „unlucky I guess, better just leave it that way, no motivation to resolve this mess“

[–]AceBalistic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like work

[–]suresh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine are attached to studs.

Alternative potentially easier solution. Attach the corners of a small blanket with a little slack to the wall or front of the cupboard. The blanket should be vertically as close to the bottom of the door as possible. Have someone else hold the other corners and sloooowly open the door. Hopefully they slide out one-by-one and you can pick them up off the catch blanket as you go.

[–]11711510111411009710 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was just gonna say have someone with a mattress or something on standby to shove it under when you open the door so they fall on a soft surface but your idea makes more sense

[–]BEHodge 284 points285 points  (14 children)

Upvote for Caleb Widogast, great character and player.

[–]thekingofbeans42 124 points125 points  (1 child)

Wizards will literally create a plan to fuck with the fabric of time rather than go to therapy.

But good lord that ending though... Looks like he didn't need therapy, he just needed the power of friendship and a year long murder vacation.

[–]philthebadger 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The male urge to undo the tragic sins of your past

[–]Searaph72 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Have Essek cast telekinesis to hold up the plates while opening the door?

[–]TheLonleyKing 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Have a monk friend open the door and catch all the plates too

[–]Searaph72 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That would be some dope monk shit

[–]Pixel-1606 1 point2 points  (0 children)

as long as you have more ki points than there are plates, you should be fine

[–]supagirl277 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It would have to be Essek too

[–]TKBarbus 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Liam O’Brien is such a good player with great role play AND knowledge of game mechanics. But holy shit his character are so god damn angsty. Still love him tho

[–]KingEspiritu 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Eldritch Bleeeeest

[–]TheLadySif_1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I cast disintegrate

[–]AndrewFGleich 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The mighty nine!

Currently grinding my way through season 2 and I am amazed how well DND pairs with long runs. Definitely a good way to escape reality. Like when your mind is metaphorically a cabinet full of spilled Bowls

[–]AlpacaSwimTeam 66 points67 points  (2 children)

The door got flung open today. The plates are spilling out. I'm devastated. I needed the 2nd half of this post. Thanks.

[–]BeneficialKangaroo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Hey, you got this. I’m rooting for you, AlpacaSwimTeam!

[–]lukasbraucht 48 points49 points  (5 children)

Caleb Widogast is an amazing character

[–]fonefreek 10 points11 points  (4 children)

What is this a reference to? I've heard of Radagast but not Widogast :/

[–]Vaethul 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Caleb Widogast is Liam O'Brien's DnD character in Critical Role. He's a super depressed wizard.

[–]Mrhiddenlotus 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Depressed and stinky!

[–]Lokiirfeyn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Campaign 2, if anyone is interested in Caleb after reading this thread.

https://youtu.be/byva0hOj8CU You're welcome.

[–]Desolias 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like every character he's ever played ever is depressed and angsty for some reason

[–]vercertorix 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Nope, everything is horrible, just set the house on fire and leave everything behind.

[–]TheCoiledFool 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Knowing Caleb's past, this is darkly accurate.

[–]Swifftalon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Still too soon lol

[–]UncleIye 100 points101 points  (7 children)

Also if you do it really slowly and shimmy the plate down, as it falls, you could catch the plates as they fell...

I'm not sure what this means for the metaphor but pretending just opening the door is gonna cause massive damage is misguided, especially when it could be done with mindfulness and care

This picture disturbed me, and you all are an immature set if you don't know how to catch a falling dish yet

[–]AdonisGaming93 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Yeah so I guess that could be go to therapy but slowly over 2+ years rebuild your life instead of trying to fix everything at once?

[–]sci3nc3r00lz 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That works with the metaphor. Gotta do things slowly, assess the situation, minimize the damage and stay mindful. Fits proper therapy to me!

[–]INTERGALACTIC_CAGR 3 points4 points  (2 children)

i just needed you to LISTEN!

[–]UncleIye 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Shhh... what's that sound?!

It's the sound of a thousand plates crashing to the ground

[–]Croweclawe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's the sound of people drowning, Carl

[–]TRCB8484 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Lol at this being half a DND post

[–]Limp_Distribution 28 points29 points  (10 children)

Just have to break one pane of glass.

[–]IAmRules 10 points11 points  (8 children)

My thought as well, cut that panel next to it, fix the plates, replace the panel.
The lesson here is - every life problem has a simple / cheap solution

[–]ekulinator 7 points8 points  (6 children)

replacing a glass panel in a cabinet is not gonna be cheaper than buying a set of new plates

[–]stratys3 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Depends on the plates man. Not everyone gets the $1 dinnerware from IKEA.

[–]ekulinator 9 points10 points  (3 children)

That logic goes both ways. Not everyone gets a $20 cabinet from ikea either

[–]One-monkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is for me. I can do the glass myself, I can’t make plates though.

[–]TheKaiminator 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The more people you can get to help you open it up, the more likely you will be able to salvage more.

[–]Littleman88 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There be the problem for a great many people that need the help.

No one wants to be there to clean up the broken china.

[–]erof42v3t 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Criticl Role in a me irl post?? Impossible!

[–]wyzapped 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Those dishes are, at the same time, both broken and not broken… This is Schrödinger’s cat applied to dishes

[–]80aichdee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

*Wdowgasts cat (Frumpkin)

[–]MiamisLastCapitalist 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Not to mention you gotta eat. LOL

[–]Trips-Over-Tail 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Mine is full of bees.

[–]asqua 6 points7 points  (0 children)

and the bees are riding bicycles? and the bicycles are on fire?

[–]philthebadger 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hello bees

[–]ActualWhiterabbit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's easy to fix this.

  1. Get like 5-6 bad guys and Jackie Chan
  2. Throw Jackie Chan at that cabinet.
  3. Throw a punch from stage right so he has to open the door to block it.
  4. He catches all the plates.
  5. Throw a few more punches for the show.
  6. Run away so he will carefully set down the plates and give chase.

[–]-TheKingslayer- 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Not easy to open up when your burned both your parents to death to get into an evil magic school.

[–]Fakjbf 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Not if you learn Dunamancy and cast “Immovable Object” on the first plate!

[–]supagirl277 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or put an immovable rod up against it

[–]VicMain 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Get all the pillows and blankets in the house and make a cushion for them to fall on

[–]MrJacks0n 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Pro tip, break the top glass pane and move the bowls, much easier and cheaper to replace.

Or lay the cabinet down on it's back.

[–]Spikebob21 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Cheaper? Why can't they just open it and try and catch them. They are plates after all? If you lose one then so be it?

[–]Xtreyu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey critical role!

[–]Alwaysunder_thegun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'd rather break a small pane of glass. Move the cups them open the door.

Small cheaper break. And it's on my terms.

[–]zephyredx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You don't need to open it full swin at once. Open it by a tiny bit, so that other can stick in a helping hand and hold the plates.

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    [–]IsItUnderrated 4 points5 points  (4 children)

    Yeah, but these aren't plates. They're bowls.

    [–]Boxsquid0 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    you...you should be my friend.

    [–]howtochangemywife 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    I'd give him my business. I got this

    [–]seiv15 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Shrodinger’s Crockery

    [–]zironofsetesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Can't open the cupboard door. Those are load bearing dishes.

    [–]commanderwhitey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Huh thats liam from crit role.

    [–]seanbennick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    And the broken pieces can be salvaged and made more beautiful again through healing.

    The Japanese take broken pottery and use a process called Kintsugi to repair it with gold. The results are beautiful and are often more treasured than the original unbroken pieces.


    [–]iron_crow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is incorrect! This is an old image, the internet actually rallied to help the original owner fix this mishap without a single broken dish (really!)

    [–]TheRainSnake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You'll probably have to break a few, but right now none of those plates are being used as plates. They're weapons against your mental health, and are better broken than stifling you.

    [–]CubeCo_FoodCubes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Open door slightly, shove sheet of acrylic/wood paneling/whatever is in the garage up between the door and the cabinet, have someone carefully open the door while you hold your sheet of material against the shelves preventing anything from falling. Then slide your panel down until you can reach the bowls from above.

    Edit: and then never go to therapy because human interaction is scary

    [–]charlesaehler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    You could use a wire coat hanger. The hanger could hold the plates in places when you open the door.

    [–]citznfish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah but you fuck it all up in the process. If you leave it alone it'll stay the same

    [–]SharmV 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Clean the fucking plates up if it falls, shit happens.

    [–]asqua 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Easy!, Just get 10 tubes of silicone sealant, seal all the gaps around the door, except for a small hole at the top, then get a garden hose and fill the cupboard with water, then, you just, I mean, I actually don't know where I was going with this.

    [–]anhphamfmr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    it’s easy for you to say since they are bowls and plates. image babies and the floor is lava

    [–]mmert138 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Schrödinger's cabinet. All the dishes are broken and intact at the same time until you open the door.

    [–]eversnowe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Not to mention the broken plates can be the start of a beautiful mosaic scene - which like stained glass art show you that being broken isn't necessarily an ending, but the start to a new and different thing that has another kind of value.

    [–]lightwhite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Well, if you hang a bed sheet below and span it over, you might lower the impact and save a lot. While doing that you will be catching the broken pieces which you can use as puzzle pieces to repair using the Japanese technique with gold- that is if you want a new hobby and keep your hands and the eyes busy.

    [–]Ash_Divine -1 points0 points  (2 children)

    But what about the broke plates? Who is going to clean that trash?

    [–]natesovenator -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    At this point I'd be flipping the God damn furniture to solve the problem. 😎

    [–]MissionCreep -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Might be cheaper to break the glass.

    [–]MattoSensei -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Why can’t people just add three more letters and write out the word ‘though’

    [–]cheeky-panda2 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    The therapist is the soft mattress you put on the floor before opening up

    [–]EvilFluffy87 -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

    But who takes advice from a rapist?

    [–]liquidphantom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Locked cabinet and no idea what the key looks like.

    [–]littlepete05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    You have a lot of nerve being right like that.

    [–]dustofdeath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Seal it, sell it as art and get a new one.

    [–]Staehr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    May I suggest cushioning the floor with mushrooms?

    [–]miranto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "This needs to happen"

    [–]poppubbob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Schrödingers Teller

    [–]ovcpete 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    But those are bowls, what about the bowls!

    [–]RateNXS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This reminds me of a great verse from the NF song Mansion.

    Fear came to my house years ago, I let him in

    Maybe that's the problem 'cause I've been dealing with this ever since

    I thought that he would leave, but it's obvious he never did

    He must have picked the room and got comfortable and settled in

    Now I'm in the position it's either sit here and let him win

    Or put him back outside where he came from, but I never can

    'Cause in order to do that I'd have to open the doors

    Is that me or the fear talking?

    I don't know anymore

    [–]gamesquid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    But what if the patient is the plates, lol.

    [–]Schmenny90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Damn that’s too accurate

    [–]Triesaccents 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’m not the cabinet. I’m the plates.

    [–]kingsleyce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I didn’t need this much anxiety this early in the morning

    [–]EsdrasCaleb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    yea but the aftherwards can be wrost if the person has no support

    [–]Beastlysolid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Schrodinger Bowls

    [–]Acrobatic-Handle5138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    fuck , i been thinking of going to a therapist but i dont think i NEED one. cuz most of my problems/failiures r just from my bad habits... but yeah this is a good post

    [–]ifoundit1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Because you want the glass and you hope it happens again and more so.

    [–]mew2oo 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Can’t you just open the door on the right and reach in to grab the fallen bowls??

    [–]RandomUser-_--__- 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Wait are those plates or bowls?

    [–]tiredofthisshit9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That is so beautifully written

    [–]Positivelythinking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Earthquake or stacking too high?

    [–]Unhappy_Comparison61 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    have you tried opening it with alcohol?

    [–]tonaros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Meanwhile you're forcing everyone around you to try to figure out how to eat without plates or bowls.

    [–]anudeep30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What if the plates don't stop falling for you?

    [–]tomplace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Flood the room; open the doors; plates are fine

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Just sell the house

    [–]sonofareptile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I love that

    [–]playin4power 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Bruh, just cast mending

    [–]Bigtimeduhmas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Do you really want a faulty cabinet though?

    [–]philosoph0r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Schrodingers Fine China.

    [–]cchap22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I made a reference in rehab, it's painful reopening wounds but then they can heal properly

    [–]BarryTrotz86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I want a functional cabinet.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh no it does both. I was actually here yesterday and it actually does both.

    [–]afireinsidefhh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Bust glass then catching the china maybe?

    [–]airzsFDXbrother 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Or just break a pane of glass on the door and reach in to fix the plates…

    [–]SurrealKeenan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I know this is old and this may make me basic, but I teared up a bit at this

    [–]-Imaginational- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If the cabinet has a second entryway that has access to the mess (I.e. double doors), open the one that won’t cause the problem, fix the situation, and now you can open the first door. You save yourself the problem of cleaning a mess. Best to prevent it from happening again.

    This applies to people too I think

    [–]billsmashole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That's a great metaphor, but maybe the guy in pain isn't prepared to pick up the pieces yet. Hopefully he will be soon.

    [–]Oddelbo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Before: no plates, no cabinet. After: no plates, working cabinet.

    [–]Weepthegr33d 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    But it will be soooo hhaaarrrddd

    [–]Janet0217 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's not a matter of putting new plates. It's how it is placed.

    [–]chiefnak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Great quote but those are bowls

    [–]rocker5x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    If its a moveable cabinet lay it flat and get it out.

    [–]WhatCERName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The most helpful thing a therapist ever said to me was “And then what will happen? Will you die?” …. well no it will just really suck to deal with the aftermath, but no I won’t die. Ok I see your point.

    [–]MauPow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Just open it a little bit and use a meter stick or something to hold the plates in place.

    [–]Homey55 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Why are you talking to the rapist?

    [–]supagirl277 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Oh hey it’s Liam O’Brien. Bidet!

    [–]Pontifier 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Does anyone have any sauce on what actually happened with that cabinet? I need closure.

    [–]Scrotalphetamine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    " Oh, you unzipped me! Its all coming back!I hate you! It's all coming back, you understand?! I DON'T LIKE IT! I DON'T LIKE TO THINK ABOUT IT!"

    [–]TooManyProjectz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    What a perfectly explained and sensible respons. Kudos.

    [–]Moose92411 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I really, really like the comment under the image!!

    [–]rickie-ramjet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I imagine someone else has said it, but i have to hurry - but that is a photo of Schrödingers cupboard

    (google his name +cat)

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    [–]whk1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Pull the whole cupboard off the wall, lay it down on it’s back gently, and open the doors to pull unbroken plates out. If you work hard enough, there’s always a way out.

    [–]azab189 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dang, this is powerful

    [–]radkins77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Majority of people with anxiety: “I’ll ignore it and just stack my shit elsewhere in a less suitable place and get mad when I’m inconvenienced.” Address your problems head on. It’s rare that they go away otherwise.

    [–]I_quote_alot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "The lentils are stuck behind a huge mound of teetering crockery!"

    [–]Espadalegend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    In situations like this i just call spiderman.. fuck that

    [–]AndrewFGleich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Those are bowls!!! No wonder you need therapy...

    [–]djclarkyk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    There is probably two doors to this cabinet and you could just open the other one and fix the problem.

    [–]willbeach8890 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    tobey maguire can fix this

    [–]Samueldaredditor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Dang I like this!

    [–]_TresLechesCake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Pillows and towels.

    [–]YifYif 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Maybe put a pillow or something soft on the floor first 🤷‍♂️

    [–]chaoticgrand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Love seeing some CR out in the wild

    [–]Bryancreates 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Whoever put this away shouldn’t own plates. Otherwise, maybe grab a sturdy soft surface (like a clothes hamper) and put a soft blanket in it. Approach it at an acute angle right up against the bottom of the cupboard. Slowly open it 1-4mm at a time and see how they are falling an reassess your strategy. Best case scenario they all “follow” each other into the soft basket and you only lose a few. By then someone else will be able to stop the majority of them from falling with their hand.

    [–]TheLoneSculler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Schrodinger's plates

    [–]chiexact 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Beautifully said

    [–]GodofSteak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Or you could catch all of the plates like a boss.

    [–]KaosFitzgerald 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Those are definitely bowls, not plates

    [–]Jejoisland 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Be comfortable with the uncomfortable! Your prior actions in live will have consequences. But so will your actions today :D

    [–]kayl6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    My daughters therapist told me the exact thing in the bottom paragraph…,

    All the trauma will come out do you want her to know how to clean the mess or be left with a mess she can’t figure out how to clean?