I Am Once Again Asking You To Close The Lid Of Your Grill That Has Erupted Into A Fireball

We're getting close to the end of October here which means it's right around that time for most folks to put the cover on their grills and send them into hibernation for the next few months. So if you're looking to polish off the last bit of propane in your tank and find yourself staring face-to-face with a 5-alarm fire while you're just trying to get some grill marks on your steaks, please for the love of god just close the lid and cut the gas. 

Sometimes I forget just how many stupid folks are out there in the world. But then another one of these videos surfaces and I'm quickly reminded that most of the population has the brain capacity of a turkey. These jabronis have a fireball about to take down their fence and this buffoon is still using tongs to try to pick up the steak that dropped to the ground. Uhhhh hey, bud, if that steak was anywhere near that fire then I'm pretty sure you burnt it to such a crisp that touching it with your bare hands will be the least oof your worries. You don't have to worry about cross contamination when you've burnt that ribeye into a hockey puck. What you do need to worry about is that fire taking out the whole neighborhood. 

Fire needs 3 things to burn. You can take 2 of those things away immediately if you just close the lid (oxygen) and turn off the gas (fuel). One of these days people will learn. But until then, we just have to keep publicly shaming those who don't. Who would have thought that jeans and Under Armour sneakers would only be this fella's 2nd worst mistake of the day. 

CTDL. Close The Damn Lid. And also grill with charcoal, but we can talk about that another time.