I wouldn't leave beans on the stovetop because beans are done in no more than 2 hours so long as they're soaked (which they should be, brined, really), but leaving things on the stovetop is not the end of the world as some people think it is. We leave things on overnight in restaurants all the time.
Originally Posted by Saria
I don't even run my dishwasher when I'm not home.

The lady eventually went home to check on them and guess what, they were dry. Duh. I just can't fathom leaving my stove top turned on unattended while away for 8+ hours.

Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.