I have the vague recollection of "Panic Ejecting" floppy disks by lifting the latch on the drive after immediately regretting a command I had typed. At the time, I was young, impulsive, and blessed with only enough computing knowledge to be dangerous.
This likely happened first on the school's TRS-80 Model III, though it is possible I also did the same with my Commodore 64 or a friend's Apple ][.
The most likely scenario, if my memory is accurate, was typing "SAVE" at the BASIC command line when I meant to type "LOAD". Programming BASIC one tended to SAVE the program often, creating a type of "muscle memory". This could lead to quickly typing SAVE, and committing an experimental change to disk, when what you really wanted to do was revert.
For this specific example, how effective would it be punching out early / hitting the Eject as soon as you realized your mistake?
For similar experiences of regretting a disk command on early 8-bit systems, how successful might this be for other scenarios?