Jabberwocky for 2005 March 29 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (1) Don't Rat On Me: We had a very big infestation of rats when we lived in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles. Some of those guys were so huge, you couldn't believe they would fit through a little crack in the foundation, but they did! The county rat guy came out and almost wept in despair at the sight of a garage full of food storage wheat.

Our downstairs bathroom had an old clawfoot tub that was walled in, with a little access door to the plumbing on one end, right by the toilet. That was one of the places we put the poison because the rats climb in up the plumbing pipes.

One day my husband was sitting on the toilet and he thought he would check the poison. Just as he opened the little hatch, he thought, "What if the rat is sitting there staring at me?" He went ahead and opened it and there was the rat sitting there staring at him.

I heard the loudest scream, so I came running. There was my husband, a big fully grown man, sitting on the pot with his pants around his ankles, screaming to beat the band, and the poor rat sitting there with a huge question mark expression all over his face...

I may never get over this.


Posted by Susie at Tue Mar 29 2005 13:23

Tee hee.


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