Wednesday, May 18, 2005

more about mice

So, if you were getting something out of the dishwasher and a mouse ran across your hand INTO the dishwasher, what would you do?

Would you kill the mouse?

Would you catch the mouse and release it outside?

Would you perhaps yell for your spouse?

Or would you do this:
1) close the door of the dishwasher, trapping the mouse inside
2) start the dishwasher
3) go take a nap
4) wake up from your nap two hours later, come downstairs, see your family happily eating off of plates taken directly out of Stuart Little's Dishwasher Ride of Death, and casually announce "There's a dead mouse in the dishwasher..."?

I know which one I would have done, and I know which one my wife did today. Hint: it wasn't any of the first three.


At Wed May 18, 04:40:00 PM PDT, Blogger Fleur-de-leis said...


At Wed May 18, 05:51:00 PM PDT, Blogger No_Newz said...

High-five that woman for me!
Lois Lane

At Wed May 18, 06:11:00 PM PDT, Blogger unca said...

So she must have confessed the part about seeing the mouse earlier, huh? What a great story. Just for the record I think she made the right decision since she knew that the wonderful story was much more important than her family's health.

At Wed May 18, 06:20:00 PM PDT, Blogger JB said...

Your blog is terrific! I was hopping around, checking out different people's blogs, and I stumbled upon yours; hope you don't mind.

Your post on human sexuality is especially interesting because I long thought that we all existed on a continuum. And my girlfriends (just friends) confirm your theory about women being in the middle, so to speak. They seem to have no qualms about experimentation with the same gender.


At Wed May 18, 06:24:00 PM PDT, Blogger Nightmare said...

HOLY DIVER! that is funny! Your wife is hystrical!!

At Thu May 19, 09:52:00 AM PDT, Blogger blogball said...

Great Story Bryan,. I’m sure your kids will be telling their kids this one.
I was just thinking, what if the little guy would have crawled into the microwave?

At Thu May 19, 02:24:00 PM PDT, Blogger Stephanie said...

I just like the title "Stuart Little's Dishwasher Ride of Death." There's a script just waiting to be written!

At Thu May 19, 11:59:00 PM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

Thx for your comments, all.
JB, welcome and come again.
Stephanie, long time no see. If you want the rights to that script (you live in LA, don't you?), it's yours.

At Fri May 20, 11:01:00 PM PDT, Blogger mamacita said...

Bryan, What a bizarre but amusing story!!! I wonder if the mouse was dismembered in any way after having gone through the dishwasher (was it POTS and PANS or just regular? I think your wife was brave and that she really needed a nap. She was courageous to confess previous knowledge of Sir Rodent. As for me, if a mouse ran across my hand and into the dishwasher I would scream as loud as a police siren and run outside before the mouse appeared again. I am so pitiful.

At Sat May 21, 06:42:00 PM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

FTR, the mouse was completely intact.

At Sat May 21, 07:53:00 PM PDT, Blogger unca said...

..and very clean!

At Mon May 30, 11:56:00 PM PDT, Blogger anya ransuns aka Roxy said...

Are you sure you and Mil Millington don't have the same wife?

At Wed Jun 01, 12:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

at times i have wondered.
but then, mil's wife is sometimes cranky and unreasonable, whereas...
well, anyway.


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