I had a major failure cooking at a friend's house last summer. After a round of golf he suggested we pick up a bunch of steak to have me go back and cook for everyone. He only has a gas grill, but that's fine. I thought.
Well, what I didn't know is that he hasn't used the grill in two years and apparently the burners were almost completely shot. I don't think the thing even hit 300 degrees at the grate. The steaks ended up taking 40 minutes and were just a baked rubbery mess. Just awful.