Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rats - The New Scarecrow

If you remember, I had some fun with a scarecrow back in October. Well today, when I got to my classroom, I had a similar, yet different sort of surprise waiting for me..........

Can you see it?

Yep.............it's a rat! Right there, by my phone. Yeah, it made me jump.......my heart did skip a beat. I don't mind rats, I just don't want them on my computer desk.

So after regaining composure and laughing a little, I took a picture, of course! THHHEEENNN I proceeded to shout down the hall to Whitney about the critter. We decided it had been much too long since the "Scarecrow Shenanigans."

That's when the "Rat Festivus" began!

A strategically placed rat can liven up the workplace quickly. For instance, carefully position the rat on a copy machine. Close the lid on the rat. It's okay that it doesn't go all the way down. It's normal that the lid rests that way. Then go back to your room and wait. The squeal will come, as it did today at about 7:45 this morning.

Yes, the squeal delighted me. Whit and I rushed to our first victim's side to console..........and to crack up. Thank you for being a great sport Amanda!

Once the copier had claimed it's first victim, I decided the rat should be placed elsewhere. The next logical spot????

Unfortunately, no one had to use the restroom this morning. So back to the copier the rat went, at the last minute..........where it did claim victim number two. While I was teaching math, victim number two (also a scarecrow victim) declared revenge upon me from across the hall. I tried to place blame on Ashley, who placed it on my desk, but I'm not sure that worked.

Afterward, the rat was confiscated by another teacher, who hurried away............to plot another crime scene, I'm sure.........we can only expect the Rat Festivus to continue at this point.

Be afraid, be very afraid.


  1. Which copy machine do you regularly use at E3, Andrea? No particular reason... I'm just curious.

  2. I am going to be rat alert for now on. I am still laughing as I think about it - nasty plastic creature.

  3. Haha I wish I could have participated more than just the original planting. We do find odd ways to get through the days upstairs now don't we =)

  4. RAT UPDATE! THIS MORNING! ON MY KEYBOARD! Does Keith plant it at night?

  5. Oh Whit....I am not a rat fan at all, so I don't think I will be letting you on that little secret!

  6. The only thing better would be if the rat was wearing a sombrero.