Thursday, January 17, 2008

The 5 Stages of Having a Mouse in Your House

  1. Denial – “I did NOT just see that.”
  2. Anger – “That little bastard mouse gets the run of my house while I have to work!”
  3. Bargaining – “If you kill the mouse, I will give you money.”
  4. Depression – “I have to move…to Antarctica.”
  5. Acceptance – “I have a mouse in my house and that fucker is going down.”

14 comments:

neil said...

The feeling of something running across my head woke me one morning, to the sight of a mouse trying to scurry away, but I floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee...got the little fucker.

Laurie said...

Neil - Jesus, Mary and Joseph!!!!!!!!! I would have either had a heart attack on the spot or I would still be doing a whirling dirvish dance around my bedroom...screaming like the previously mentione banshee!

(By the way, I can't quit calling that home invader a "little fucker.")

Leon J. de la Garza said...

so we are sure it's a mouse now are we?

i have mice problems as well..

we killed 2 of them.. but we are sure there is at least one more.. and possibly (likely) more..

li'l bastards...
anyway.. umm..

YOU ARE SURE IT'S A MOUSE RIGHT?
have they mutated to walking on walls? not cool..

LoryKC said...

Watch out, mouse!

We haven't had this experience yet. Here up north we have a basement, complete with a basement window and window well. The hubbie has removed the deceased mice who have fallen into the window well and perished. So they're trying to get in but have not made it. YET.

(I don't want 'em but we live next to an enormous cornfield...I'm afraid it's just a matter of time)

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Run, mouse, run! Hahaha. I know they're pests and vermin, though. Hopefully the exterminator will put him down with dignity and little pain, eh?

Leslie said...

We got mice on winter in the house I lived in when I was a kid. My parents put down poison. A few days later, my mom walked into the spare bedroom and squish! Dead mouse + bare feet = the most awesome fit I've ever seen, courtesy of my mother.

solopoesie said...

LAURIE

Sogna sempre ! anche ad occhi aperti ...Sempre ....Sempre

I SOGNI
"I sogni sono come le stelle...irraggiungibili

ma è bello sapere che sono lassù quando alzi gli occhi"
sono la porta
d'ingresso dei

desideri...solo attraverso questi si può conoscere l'infinito"

Nell'estremo limite del mondo dove il cielo si confonde con la terra c'è l'albero dei sogni
Ogni foglia e un sogno, che nasce dal ramo della vita,

cresce, si stacca con il vento d'autunno, scivola leggera a terra,
si ricompone ad essa , ritorna a farne parte.

Ogni sogno perduto parte di noi, della nostra storia,
una luce che guardando indietro riesci ancora a vedere, una stella che ha
guidato il tuo cammino.

L'importante e non fermarsi mai ci saranno altre stelle ed altri sogni, ma il sentiero si farà più sicuro,
la terra più solida, le nebbie del sogno acquisteranno consistenza e verità.

E quando arriverai infine all'albero saprai che valeva la pena anche

solo di .....sognare
@
UN SALUTO DALL'ITALIA .... LINA

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Can you borrow someone's cat? I'd lend you my dog, but she'd probably just point at it.

There it is!

No, there it is!

No, THERE.

But it would be amusing and at least you'd get a good laugh out of the whole deal.

Adela said...

I had a mouse experience not too long ago. Either a cat removed it or it left on its own.

Whatever Lina's taking, I want some.

Comfort Addict said...

Girl, have I been there. Good luck.

Queen of the Universe said...

We once had a bunch of little mice babies in our house. Our kitty would catch them and eat their little heads. Yuck. But a couple of times she just left the little feet for us to find. Eww. Go figure.

She'd really love it it they were stuck to the dinner plate.

Laurie said...

Leon - You are trying to make me doubt. Hmmmm....

Lory - May the force be with you.

Jen - Unfortunately, yes.

Leslie - Hahahahahaha!!! Poor mom.

Solo Poesie - Hello!

Just... - It makes me think of that video of Trudy at the beach. It would be funnny. Hahahaha!

Adela - I need to translate Lina's comment. I haven't done that, yet.

Comfort Addict - Thanks!

Queen of the Universe - I am LOVING everybody's mouse stories!

Grimm said...

My father has mousetraps all over his house. The bad thing is he shows them off like trophies after he has caught one.

Never have I seen a human so pleased with a mousetrap and peanut butter.

Laurie said...

Grimm - You crack me up. :)