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post #1 of 10 Old 04-19-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Adventures in Shoprite

So I go to Shoprite and I'm standing and looking at the houseplants. I'm very quietly looking. And I see one plant... moving. I lean down and I see either a really large mouse or a baby rat sitting in the pot with his hand around the stem, chewing away.

I walk over to a guy stocking fruit and I gesture for him to lean toward me and I whisper "There's a mouse in the houseplants." and he gets scared looking. I lead him over and the mouse/rat is gone. I lean down and see a little nose peeking out from behind a plant. When I move the plant, the mouse/rat takes off towards his end and he jumps back, I swear he was gonna scream.

I left the guy to it but I said, "You're not gonna hurt it though, right?" And he says "No! I don't even wanna go near it." As I made my way around produce he was back to stocking fruit and I think the mouse/rat was probably back to eating palm trees.

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Needless to say I'll be washing my produce very very well from now on.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-19-2010, 12:16 PM
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That's so funny. We get birds in our stores.

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-19-2010, 12:17 PM
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Great story. Sounds like the mouse found a nice little place to call home!

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-19-2010, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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My husband says he's more disturbed by the wussy stock boy then the mouse. He wrote headlines for the story....

"Big Mouse Scared of Rodent"

"Palm Tree Mysteriously Eaten; Mousey Stockboy Held for Questioning"

"Mouse Runs Down the Aisle and Resumes Work"

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post #5 of 10 Old 04-19-2010, 01:39 PM
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You wouldn't believe the stuff I've seen @ my local shoprite....

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-19-2010, 08:55 PM
Hahaa! Funny story!
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-20-2010, 12:08 AM
Awww! I bet the lil mousey was so coot!
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-20-2010, 06:11 AM
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The only thing I've seen run from a mouse that fast was my now deceased 18 lb. Maine Coon Cat named Calzini.

I only wish I had a video camera handy because she couldn't get her footing on the hardwood floors and was bouncing off the walls trying to get under my bed.

Aboslutely hysterical!! I should have named her Wuss.

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-20-2010, 06:31 AM
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:green yay:

Funny!

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-21-2010, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ha! I'd like to have seen that too. Good thing you didn't tape it, the other kitties would laugh her off the block! :P

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