Friday 16 May 2008

How Now Brown Mouse?

I’ve had a busy week at work, but it’s been made more eventful by the presence of…MICE!

I knew that the Town hall I worked in had a mouse problem because every now and again we hear tapping and scratching or find droppings. Mid-week we had our monthly branch meeting and were being exposed to death-by-Power-Point when a little mouse stuck its head out from behind a radiator to our collective gasp and proceeded to amble around the perimeter of the room. The gentleman reading out power-point slides to us carried on oblivious whilst most of the staff watched the mouse run round the edge of this enormous hall and slip out of the door at the opposite end of the room.

You would think that would be the end of danger-mouse’s antics, but in the next few days there were sightings in most of the rooms we work in. Complaints to the porter were met with: “That’s nothing, you should see the three rats nests we’ve found out in the yard!” Then this lunchtime, I came back from a walkabout to find half my office sitting in reception with their lunch. A mouse had popped its head over one of the desk dividers then run across the desk to a chorus of screams. Looks like the mice are taking over the Town Hall and trying to chase us all out.

So the rat catchers are being called in though no-one is very convinced it will make much difference, my idea? We need our own civic cat.

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