Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Check Your Coils (a true story)

For Monda.

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James Watterson said...

Mike, you had me cringing that whole time! Great story, Let me tell you, I felt like I was there. A brave soul who lives to tell about it!

Elizabeth H. said... have a turrble fear of snakes. I want to unread this now, mkay?

My own snake story, which I've told before (not quite so dramatic as yours!): I was working as a computer tech at little college back in Vermont. The alumni office is in a sort of drafty old farm house. I went up to help 'em get sound working on one of their PCs, and being a good tech, the first thing I did was check cables. So I'm tracing the cable from the speaker, tracing it down, tracing it into the big ol' rats' nest of cables under the desk...and one of the cables--much oversized--started moving. On its own. And *looked* at me.

I don't think I've ever moved so fast. *shudder* *shudder* *shudder* It was just a little garter snake, but...eeeek!

I think I woulda had to call the animal control folks from the next state if I saw a snake like yours.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Clickthing,

Been lurking around and reading your entries for a while.I really enjoyed this story. You are a very good typist, hardly any mistakes at all!

Thanks for writing it, I look forward to more in the future (no pressure).


Strikethru said...

Holy crap. That is all.

Anonymous said...

Man, wish I could've been there. I'm a big fan of snakes, and would've gladly taken it off you hands.

But what kind of IDIOT loses a GIANT SNAKE?

mpclemens said...

I certainly don't mind snakes, and I'm not squeamish about them or anything, but I still don't want to greet one in bare feet in my kitchen, especially when it's been using a major appliance as a heat source/nest. You should have seen how much shed skin was under there.

@LFP: thanks to you, I'm now sitting on my legs at my desk.

Elizabeth H. said...

You should have seen how much shed skin was under there.

Great...thanks for sharing. 'Cause we weren't freaked out enough as it was....

Monda said...

Okay, that's just horrifying. I can't believe you went back in that kitchen. I'd have packed a few belongings and moved into some other house. Permanently.

Geez Louise.

Duffy Moon said...

With us it's bats. Always bats. We had a snake in the cellar, but that's what cellars are for, right? I just can't stand the bats.

(word verif. = "chout", as in "Chout. I'm onna get that big frickin snake outa there with a broom.")

Monda said...

Here, too. I can't even think about it.

Pam said...

10 comments and only one person likes snakes. That should tell you something. I'm with Mondo, if there was a snake under my fridge, I would be out of there permanently!
Great story, I'm gonna enjoy exploring your posts.