there I was, happily peppering a steak
when all of a sudden, whole and half peppercorns showered down onto the meat, the bench, even rolling onto the floor.
I got my little pickle grabber...
Then I brushed the excess pepper off my steak, put the steak into the now hot pan, where it sizzled deliciously, and swept up the peppercorns from the bench and floor.
By now the steak was ready to turn, so I did that, mashed the carrot, potato, garlic mixture, (which I had started cooking before the steak), and served both steak and mash.
Except I now have to buy another pepper grinder.