I was reloading some .38 Specials, getting ready for the Bullseye league to start up next week. And without thinking I deprimed a case with a live primer. No big deal, except the primer went down plastic tube into the jug where I collect spent primers. It had several pounds of primers in it, and even though the live one was right on top I couldn't get it out without mixing them all up because it was a bottle instead of a wide-mouth jar or a can.
I spent about 20 minutes sorting thru the primers looking for the live one (pulling out any without a firing pin mark) and I gave up for the night.
The primer is worth 2˘ so it's not worth looking for, but I can't leave it in there; it's a safety issue.
I think I'll wait until Saturday and pour them out on a fire brick and try to cook it off with a torch (and ear protection, and eye protection, and...)