Soon She’ll Be Quiet As A (Dead) Mouse

, , , , , | Related | May 14, 2020

I was visiting my parents at the small store my dad owns, and while he was up front, I was chatting with my mom in the back office area. The door between the front and back was open.

My mom commented, “I wonder if that mousetrap has caught anything yet.”

I had been with my dad at the office on the weekend, and I asked, “Did you hear that Dad found a dead mouse in the garbage can last week?”

“He what?! No!”

She rushed to the open door between the front and back and called — loudly — up to the front, “You found a dead mouse in the garbage can?”

It was then, and only then, that she heard him talking to a customer up front. Her eyes widened, and she covered her mouth and almost melted away into her office chair.

After a moment, she whispered, “Haven’t made a business blunder like that in a loooong time.”

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