Friday, February 11, 2011

An E-mail to Tom: A Rabid Creature?!

Occasionally I'll share the e-mails that I send to Tom while he's in Korea. This is one of them.

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Dear Tom,


It wasn’t funny.

I know you’ll think so, but it wasn’t.

Look at it from my perspective. There I was, thrilled that the kids were finally in bed and then I saw it.

A furry creature on the carpet.

Look, I’m not proud to admit that I jumped up on the couch and acted like a total girl. But I thought it could be rabid , Tom. One never knows these days. My plan was to cover the thing with a box and.....well, I wasn’t sure what I’d do after that. I suppose I would have pounded on my neighbor’s door and asked the guy to dispose of the creature.

But here was the problem: there were no boxes around. This meant that I’d have to get off the couch and potentially be bitten by the RABID CREATURE.

I was so busy flipping out on the couch that I didn’t even notice that I had knocked over a couch pillow.

RIGHT ON THE RABID CREATURE!

I expected it to run off somewhere. But no. It didn’t move.

I got brave and peered closer. (And yes, for a second I had a fear that it was playing dead and when I was close enough it would latch onto my nose and I’d be screaming while spinning around the room while the thing held onto my nostril.)

Anyway, I realized it wasn’t alive.



Stop LAUGHING, Tom. The lightening wasn’t that great, can you blame me?

It turned out it was just the tail from Tommy’s Pillow Pet. How that came off is beyond me. You know how he gets rough. Maybe the tail offended him?

Still.

In my eyes, the thing looked like this:



As I said, it was dark.

Love,
Your Wife Who Thankfully Wasn’t Bitten By A Rabid Creature

PS. Stop laughing.

38 comments:

  1. It totally looks like some furry creature. You were completely in the right to freak out.

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  2. LOL. That did look like something. Did Tommy even realize that the tail had come off?

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  3. It obviously looked like the second photo BEFORE you dropped the pillow on it rendering it totally helpless.

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  4. It did look scary! So glad it wasn't.

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  5. it may have been alive, but the pillow smothered it. LOL

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  6. Haha! Don't worry, I've mistaken a many a lint ball for a spider. Many, many times.
    Glad you are still alive and don't have rabies.

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  7. a pink rabid crature..wonder wht it couldhave been?? hahaha

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  8. Bahahaha! I would have done the same exact thing. I mistake everything for spiders or crickets. But I have beaten a mouse to death with a broom once (I was so terrified it would attack me I couldn't help it!) so I feel I could maybe take on a rabid beast. Maybe.

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  9. Oh my, that is SO something I would do!! I'm glad it wasn't alive and you survived unscathed :)

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  10. Aww... thought you were going to say spider and I can only think of the commercial where the spiders throws the guy around the room.

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  11. Try reaching your hand into dish water and having hair tangle around your fingers, and feel the thing belch water. I didn't think I could move that fast as it flew across the kitchen and splatted against the wall. Of course it was one of the cat's rabbit fur mice. But dang...So yeah, I know the feeling. (Hugs)Indigo

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  12. I can't even tell you how many times I've done this. It's an honest mistake!!!

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  13. I am all kinds of scared at night. In fact, I posted about my attack with a furry creature today too. :)

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  14. Thank you for admitting to doing something we all do from time to time. It seems like we get heightened awareness after the kids go to bed and we can hear and see all the things their activity engulfed. On the other hand, I have a cat that likes to bring in 'friends' sometimes. Do you know how hard it is to get a chipmunk to run out your front door?

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  15. Do we all have to stop laughing, or just Tom?

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  16. Yesterday I saw a black thing in my dining room. Stomped on it over and over to make sure it was dead....then realized it was just thread clumped up in a ball. You're not alone! :)

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  17. Hilarious! This happens to me all the time, what with all the dog-hair-tumbleweeds rolling around the place.

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  18. This reminds me of the time you were afraid of your BRA!

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  19. Glad a rabid creature did not get you. I would react the same way ;)

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  20. lol Can you imagine if you had thrown a box on it and went to get the neighbor? The neighbor would have thought you were a loon for sure!

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  21. Hahaha, black marks on the wall become a gigantic spider and anything looking weird on the floor is obviously a nasty psychopath bug, I know the feeling... Of course, nothing to laugh at, how dare they? It's not like we are a 100 times bigger than these scary creatures... ;)

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  22. AWW! YOU ARE SO STINKIN' CUTE!!! *hugs* I'm sorry it scared you! Shame on that man of yours for leaving you all alone to defend yourself against possible rabid creatures!

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  23. I COMPLETELY understand. I recently spent about 3 hours on the kitchen counter waiting for Pat to come home. Good thing he's not in Korea or else my kids and I would have had to move.

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  24. I'll bet your heart was still beating out of your chest for 10 minutes after your discovery. Seriously, though, if there was one there could have been more, glad it was a faux furry thing.

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  25. I would of freaked!

    Great email!

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  26. Oh Amber - you are sooooo not alone in this (as evidenced by the comments). I would have done the same.

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  27. Lmao!! That totally sounds like something I would do! It does look like a rabid creature damn it!

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  28. Very funny, especially once I got to the last picture!

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  29. haha! lol. you are so much like my mom and aunt! haha! very funny. and i love that face you put on the tail!:D

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  30. I don't blame you one bit for jumping onto the sofa. After an incident with a bat, I totally freak out over anything furry that might not be my cat or one of my dogs.

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  31. I love the eyes drawn on the second picture!

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  32. The same thing happened to my son's pillow pet. We JUST bought him the puppy dog one for Christmas, he brought it with him to the hospital for his chemo treatment, and one morning when he got up I'm like "WHAT is that in your bed?!" I was freaking out about what it could be...until I realized it was the tail of his puppy pillow pet.

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  33. I walked out of a friend's house last night and one of her boys had left a brown wig on the front porch. I jumped a mile!

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  34. It does look pretty rabid from here.

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  35. haha! My cat's never go outside, but once they escaped. I had the back door open trying to coax them back inside. The oldest cat ran in to the house so fast it was just like seeing a streak of fur. I did, however, notice that the cat streak was chasing another furry creature that WAS NOT a cat! I'm still not sure if it was a mole or some kind of mutant squirel. I just quickly grabbed a bowl and managed to get it out in the bushes!

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  36. So funny! Reminds me of the time a friend of mine thought she had vacuumed up a dead mouse...turned out to be a stick and a pile of dust bunnies!

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  37. That would have totally been me. I make up all kinds of things that I "see" out of the corner of my eye. Oh & do not be afraid to go next door & get a neighbor. My hubby works A LOT & one time I had this spider, I mean like SPIDER. I ran next door & got the neighbor. He killed it for me. THANK GOODNESS!!

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  38. Hi, I left something for you on my blog :)

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