MacGyver, hero of the tv show with the same name, is known for his resourceful use of ordinary household items to get out of an emergency situation. What's the most ingenious solution you've ever come up with in a pinch?
Once, I tried to kill a bug of some kind in my bathroom. I swung at it with a plunger, but missed. INSTEAD of the bug, I hit the water pipe next to the toilet and it snapped! water was going everywhere, and I didn't have time to get to the shut-off valve without flooding half the house. So, I quickly ripped the shoelace out of my shoe, and tied the pipe to the towel rack at an estimated 28 degree angle. The water shot up in an arc, landing directly into the sink. Flood averted. Then I turned off the water, and did my best to fix it. MacGyver would have been proud. Now if I could just figure out how to open the stargate, I know he'll adopt me.