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So here I was last night closing the kitchen door, and out dashes this great blob of rattie brown from the laundry to the store room. Given the speed, I decide it's not a hamster. Given the shape, it's no little mouse. Off I went to the store room to listen to the rustling of plastic bags, and wonder how to tell Mom we have a rat. Because Mom's first impression of rats often involves poisoning them, and I'd rather trap, but Mom likes them dead. As it turns out, I didn't have to do anything, because Mom discovered the rat herself the next morning, before I woke up.

Incidentally, the first thing she said to me about the rat was, "You don't get any ideas." You know, like I'd feed it or something. Because I would...


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Sep. 18th, 2002 06:14 am (UTC)
Rodent frollics gets several paragraphs in normal type....
Insects get a link...
and SO gets 4 words, right at the end, in small type that doesnt even show up on a white background?
What would a psycological analysis of that reveal? ;o)
Sep. 18th, 2002 10:07 am (UTC)
Oh, god...
Thing...creature up there...whatthehell...
I'm laughing so hard I'm trembling so hard I can't type. ;)
Hmm. Rodents cute and open subject, so get much publicity. Insect porn amusing, so gets link. But SO-whose-name-cannot-be-said is precious and holy and divine and all that, therefore has to be small faced and teensy and hidden and white.

Yah. Like that.
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