The other day, the phone rang. The caller asked for me by name and announced that he was from blah, blah, blah excavating company. I immediately assumed it was a telemarketer, I mean, why else would someone from an excavating company be calling me? I promptly informed him I am a town home owner and didn’t require and his services and promptly hung up. End of story. Or so I thought.
Imagine my surprise when I got a text from a friend yesterday telling me that her boss had informed her that he attempted to call me but that I had hung up on him and conveyed my dialogue to her. You see, it’s been over a month since I applied to do some very part time work for this company. Thankfully, he thought it was funny and admitted he probably would have done the same thing. He told her he’d call me again and asked her to please give me a head’s up. I laughed for a good 30 minutes yesterday, all by myself. It still makes me giggle! As far as the job goes, I just can’t add another one to the list, right now. School is just around the corner and it will be a challenge for me to do two jobs.
Anyway, I went on with my day. I needed to meet someone at the office and get a couple of hours of work done. All went well and from there I went to pick up the girl. We spent an hour together at the library. It’s become a ritual for us. I love that she loves books (even though she can’t read at her age level) and CD’s and movies and more books! I marvel at how she can carry her bag full of her checked out items knowing that if I asked her to carry the same poundage for me, she’s be far to weak! ha!
Once I left her, I had a few errands to run. I made my first stop, made my purchases and returned to my car. I unlocked the door and opened it. As I did, I spotted “the” mouse racing up my accelerator! Yes, the mouse that got in my car 4 days ago that we thought was out! I almost fainted right then and there! All I could think to do was to call someone (knowing full well there was nothing they could do). They did try to help me brainstorm so that was something at least! Back into the store I went to buy mouse traps. Yup! They were OUT of them! Now what? I fidgeted and paced around the car. I did NOT want to get in there with that thing running around! Knowing I had no choice, I took a deep breath and drove across the street to the gas station. I needed gas and I was hopeful some one, any one, would take pity on me an help me. Nope. It’s me and I wasn’t so lucky. One guy said “Oh, it’s probably up in your dashboard now.” Gee, thanks for that. The other replied “If I had a mouse in my car, I wouldn’t even drive it.” What ever happened to chivalry? During this time, a huge cloud burst came out of the blue and you guessed it, I was soaked. Another deep breath or two or three and in I went for the drive home…
I was sure I had mouse traps here so I came right home. Silly me. I had none. Back in the mouse ridden car and off to the grocery store. Yes! They had mouse traps. I raced home (thank goodness the mouse never made another appearance) and set two traps with peanut butter and set them in the car. I was sure I’d have “him.” I’ve never not caught a mouse with peanut butter. I checked in two hours. Nothing. I checked in four hours, nothing. I checked in 12 hours. Nothing. Again at 14 hours. Still nothing. I breath a little sigh of relief as I don’t have to go anywhere today. But tomorrow morning…