My sound sleep broke with the noise of falling utensils in the kitchen. I got alarmed; 2 days before a thief had broke into our society’s store room and stole quite a few things.
I could not find any suitable weapon, in case I encounter someone in the kitchen (I had heard plenty stories about hungry thieves). I saw my helmet nearby and carried it.( I am good at using helmet as a weapon, that story some other time.)
Luckily and thankfully I found no one there. I thought maybe there was an earthquake in Pune. I looked out of window, but saw no one. I switched on the T.V to check if something was on in the ‘Breaking News’ but the breaking news was “Aishwarya in Salman’s bedroom”, Katrina asked to throw her out”.
Again I heard a sound in the kitchen, I ran there and to my horror I saw a half-a-cat size mouse/rat there.I knew it was trouble, somehow I shoo,huhu,hrrrrr,chuchuckchuck him out, of the kitchen window.
Next day I bought that promising rat-kill stuff, which says “Chuhe ghar se bahar jakar mare”. I put it all over my house. I blocked all its possible entry points, and for few days I could not see it. I was happy, none of the rat-kill was consumed and the rat was also nowhere to be seen.
Yesterday, my wife told me some foul smell is coming out of bedroom, please check it. I spend the entire day in hall watching the recently concluded India-Australia test match.
I received a threat from my wife, that I will not be served any food, if I did not check the smell’s origin.
I put my sniffing nose on, and went into the bedroom; I sniffed in all possible places, and concluded that the smell is coming from under the bed.
I moved the bed and there it was, the rat was lying there with few ants around him. My wife shouted in horror, and ran into the hall. She asked me to put it away. I was not scared, but the rat’s body was so very unattractive plus the foul smell, I did not want to do the cleaning job, but I had to, who else would??
So somehow I gathered all the courage, picked the rat with help of a 2 stick and threw it out.
The stink operation had come to a dreadful end.
P.S: The first 2 pictures are copyrighted to me, and the rat’s pic is from sxc.hu.