Monday, January 09, 2006

Revenge fantasy?

Today's news recounts the sad but still funny story of the senior citizen in New Mexico who attempted to dispatch a mouse by tossing it into a pile of burning leaves only to watch in growing horror as the flaming rodent ran from the fire into the man's house -- setting it afire.

The house was totally destroyed.

The mouse was presumed consumed.

But I can't help but think that the mouse, having survived one roaring fire, may have survived the other as well. I can see him now, holed up nearby the charred ruins of his tormentor's house, licking his wounds and waiting for his fur to grow back. "That'll teach him," he squeaks, singed, but satisfied.

No comments: