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When [ profile] ladymoonray and I decided to get married, we discussed wedding lists. We came to the conclusion that, having lived together for six years, and before that having each had our own one-person household, we'd got most things we need, but if you were to push us, we wouldn't say no to a toaster. We have a toaster. K's ex-husband bought it. It's a foul puce yellow colour, but mechanically it was entirely sound, and it would be wasteful to get rid of it just because of the colour, however horrid that colour was.

So, we had a plan. For the most part, we'll be asking for holiday vouchers for anyone who feels moved to buy us wedding presents, so we can have a kick-ass honeymoon. But we thought we might have a toaster box on the wedding present table, into which people could drop a pound, if they wanted. The resulting proceeds would be used to get a really nice toaster.

It didn't quite work out that way. We came in from shopping today to find the toaster lying on its side on the worktop. We had not left it like that. Obviously the cats had been doing something ...

So, I cleared up the scatter of toasted breadcrumbs. And I righted the toaster. And I looked inside. I spotted something in the corner. Something furry, and with eyes. Oh. And something that moved.

So that explains the banana with the large hole in it, that I hadn't thought was there when I bought it. We knew there was probably something somewhere, as the cats had been staking out various parts of the kitchen over the last couple of days.

Time to by a new toaster then.

The weird thing is, this is the second time I have had a mouse in toaster incident. When I shared a flat in Manchester we had to get rid of a toaster because a mouse had got in it. On that occasion, we didn't find out until we'd put toast in the toaster and cooked the mouse. Who we named Sparky.

The cats are in disgrace, of course, since they're supposed to catch the mice.

Sometimes, lightning sort of strikes twice ...

Date: 2009-08-01 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes it does, if you're Heidi the Doorbird (aka [ profile] mundenlogic, who's been hit at least twice. Serious consideration has been given to fitting her with an external conductor.


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