Okay, so maybe there are a very small, practically insignificant number of things that will send my heart a-racing…
…one of which is actually smaller than the above photo in real life.
Yes, I realize I’m the stereotypical female…screaming like a banshee at first sight of a little Mickey or Minnie mouse running through my house. I won’t deny that it totally creeps me out.
I do believe that my issue stems from the fact that the alleged mouse does not belong in my house. Under any circumstances. It goes against the most basic order of things…and my muddled brain simply cannot comprehend what this…rodent …(ew) is doing in my home…where I live. Do you see what I’m saying? It’s un-natural, I tell ya.
So. Now that I’ve accurately conveyed my discomfort with things being in places where I’m convinced they do not belong, I draw your attention to Exhibit A.
But wait. Let me set the scene. I’ve stopped into a local family-owned store called Adam’s. Fabulous store…freshest fruits and veggies, on-site bakery…their own greenhouses, the freshest seafood, cheeses from around the world (literally!)…well, you get the picture. Whenever anyone comes to visit, it’s off to Adam’s we go. I’d stopped in to get Connor (13) some strawberries…and some pineapple...and myself some salmon, ‘cause Kathryn looooves her salmon. After securing my slice of fishie-heaven, I decide to cruise the meat and poultry section and that’s when I saw IT. Actually, there were about 6 of them…and I GASPED IN COMPLETE AND UTTER HORROR! I really, really did. Then, I thought of all of YOU and I knew you’d wanna see it but I was gagging too much and it was really hard to hold my cell. The nice produce lady (we’ll call her Saint Eileen) sensed I was a trainwreck waiting to happen and offered to arrange and shoot said HORROR. It’s so gross, I’m getting skeeved out just thinking about it. Are you seriously ready? LOOK:
For a mere $15, this can be YOURS.
Now, tell me this is not unnatural….