the mouse that roared at me
i laid in bed for a while, groggily hoping the critter would go away. but it kept right on chewing and jarring my senses.
i finally woke up and took action.
first, i used my hand and banged on the back of a metal chair, which stood next to my bed. the noise it produced was dull and ineffective. so i banged on it harder, this time using a near-by flashlight. it sounded more or less the same: the mouse kept crunching away.
then i cleared my throat loudly. nothing changed. after that, as he showed no fright, i pounded on the floor several times with my fist.
crazy mouse - he kept right on chewing noisily on something that must have been too good to pass up. i pictured the little rodent as having crossed eyes and smiling wanly.
finally, from my bed i hissed loudly at the room, pretending that i was a cat.
my frustration worked wonders; the room instantly grew silent, and eventually i fell back to sleep.
how easy was that, mouse-trap people?