Look, I know it’s stupid and illogical and I know I’m overreacting, and he did clean the mouse poop out of the cabinet– wearing gloves and a mask, but when he asked me, “Where do you want me to put the containers?”
I replied, my answer unequivocal, “Set them in the sink.”
Set them in the sink…
A clear and concise statement if I ever heard one.
So why, when I came back inside, did I find the containers, which had been touching mouse poop and pee (and therefore potentially harboring Hanta Virus) stacked on my kitchen counter, on my CUTTING BOARD, and leaning against lemons, avocados and the coffee carafe?
Tell me why?
Horrified, I asked, “Why did you stack them here?”
He said, “Cuz you told me to.”
I gritted my teeth so I wouldn’t screech. Instead I said, “I said set them in the sink.”
While the chances of contracting Hanta Virus are probably one in a million, that doesn’t change the fact that I don’t want a single molecule of mouse poop or mouse pee, not even a smidge, on my counter top or on my CUTTING BOARD or touching the food we eat.
Thank god for a full container of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.
Now… somebody better hold me back because I am so tempted to fwaap him with a wet mop. In his defense, he did go out and buy a humane mousetrap. And set it up for me. And he says he’ll release the mouse if we catch it.