Embarrassing Confession Number 30

29 Apr

There’s a mouse in my apartment and I’m totally terrified of it.

In my mind, he’s a ferocious, furry, fanged monster that lurks behind the refrigerator plotting his eventual attack on me one day while I’m watching Jeopardy.

But in reality, he’s this teeny-tiny little thing that scurries across the floor when I reach into the pantry to get myself a poptart.

Equally as terrifying, I assure you.

You know that scene in Parent Trap where the twins convince the evil soon-to-be stepmother that knocking two sticks together will scare off mountain lions? Yeah, that’s me before I walk into the kitchen. Making as much noise as possible in hopes he will stay in his hiding place and we can both go about our business.

I feel like we’ve come to a mutual understanding.

An understanding that he will stay out of my way and I’ll provide him with a last meal of peanut butter before the door snaps shut on the trap under the kitchen sink.

Seems fair to me.

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One Response to “Embarrassing Confession Number 30”

  1. Elena April 29, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    YES! I had a mouse in my last apartment and I was TERRIFIED of it. Erin wanted to catch it and keep it as a pet. UGH. And to make matters worse, it would sneak out of the kitchen, behind my TV and down to a hole next to my couch. I hated looking up at my tv and seeing its little face peeking out. I threw a lot of things that semester.

    UGH.

    OH! AND! My light was in the far side of my kitchen! So I had to step in my kitchen in the dark – definitely banging on the walls to scare it away.

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