There is a rat in my house. You may think itвЂ™s no big deal huh? Well, the reason why I have a blog dedicated to this rat today is because this is simply no ordinary rat. This was a rat which over the past month or so, has shown mucho resolve and determination to escape our rat traps, while finding many refreshing ways to frustrate and confuse all of us humans. The way this rat operates was just dumbfounding and led us to even consider at various points in time that it may not even be a rat at all!..
Consider this: this little fellow has for the past month terrorized our home by chewing up at least 3 different plastic Tupperware covers, papers, bananas, fish food, dirty aquarium water, poison washing chemicals, etc.
And here comes the Twilight Zone part вЂ“ everything that has been gnashed up ONLY belongs to my room-mate!
Imagine both our containers of food out in the open, totally inviting for the rat to attack, and it is not my container that was damaged!….all my foodstuff (eg. Sotong balls, CNY cookies, cereals, stack of papers, etc.) lying around and yet no casualtiesвЂ¦.everything and anything belonging to my room-mate, even when he put it as high up on the table, cabinets, etc. all kena gigit!…simply extraordinary.
So when we set up the rat-trap, at first we tried to use dried meat (bak kuah) as baitвЂ¦вЂ¦nothing happenedвЂ¦then we burnt the meant, releasing its delicious salivating aroma into the open, turned off all lights…heck, I could even smell the meat in my sleep! And still, the rat didnвЂ™t bite!…..after a week, we changed it with a hot cross bun, relocated the trap to the inner part of the houseвЂ¦and still no bite. Frustrated, we just let both the trap and bun remain where they are for the next few weeks coz we were all too lazy to change more delicious bait, etc. Just think of how mouldy and rotten the bun had already become as of last nightвЂ¦what rat would actually fall for it now right? But like I mentioned earlierвЂ¦this was no ordinary rat!
I was rather surprised this morning when I was getting ready for work and found the rat trapped inside! Halleluyah! It wasnвЂ™t as big as I had imagined it to beвЂ¦.yeah, after what I had seen it do to Tupperware plastic covers, it wasnвЂ™t hard to paint grim mutant sized vicious rodents in my headвЂ¦
So, what are we gonna do about it now? Roast it in the sun? Set it free in one of the drains in Serdang? Keep it as pet? Hmmmm. Think IвЂ™ll leave it all to my already long-suffered room-mate to determine its fate. It was after all seemingly like a rat with a personal vendetta against him alone. рџ‰
Number of the Day:
0 вЂ“ Spanish clubs left in the Champions League following the aftermath of the Last 16 at mid week. Whoa. No thanks to ChelseaвЂ™s sly actions and RealвЂ™s aging stars. Sigh, what a weak looking quarter-final lineup.
(Originally posted on allandog.multiply.com)