My grandparents had a nice house, but my favorite feature was the laundry chute. It had an access from the top level as well as the kitchen. I would go out of my way to find laundry to toss down it.
As far as we know, this situation had a happy ending with no fire department visit or the use of butter.
Lucky for us, the sister had time to set down her phone to get a good shot of the action!