Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Headless corpses redux

Oct 09 022

I’d noticed a faint musty smell in the back porch since I got home from NYC, but hadn’t been able to work out what it was. Then yesterday, I went in there to get some hiking boots for an ex-pat friend who was visiting, and who wanted to be re-acquainted with the glories of the Peak District.

“Here you are!” I said, dropping the boots on the floor in front of her.

"Eurrrh!" she yelped, as a ball of fluff dropped out of one of the boots. She backed up against the far side of the room, and squeaked “What is it?”

I wasn’t wearing my reading glasses so was spared the full horror of aforementioned ball of fluff. She crept forwards again and saw it all too clearly - a decomposing mouse, infested with maggots.

Given a choice, I’d prefer to find headless corpses on the door step.

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