This post is one I meant to post back in October.
Visitors came on Monday. My desk was a mess. I was so embarrassed that I
cleaned it up after they left. At the end of the day, I left a peach on the
desk since I was going to eat it for breakfast the next morning.
The next morning, there were big bites in the peach.
At the end of that
day, I threw away a container of cornbread. The next morning, the cornbread was
half-eaten and the lid of the container was thrown behind my desk with bite
marks in it.
Apparently some other creature has decided to move in with me.
So, I simply alerted the custodian, who swept, mopped, and emptied the trash.
That same day, my boss and boss’ boss came by for a
visit. The room was clean and my desk was still clean from Monday. I felt so
proud of my room.
I see this mouse, I presume it is, as a sign from God that I need to work
harder to keep a clean space. He prepared me for a good inspection from my boss
just in time. However, I need to always be prepared.
I wash my dishes at the end of each day. However, I need to wipe my desk and
food prep areas, bag or double bag some items, keep inventory, and be extra
watchful for crumbs.
I don’t want to tell the principal about the critter. I don’t want him to bring in
exterminators to go through the cabinets and other places and find my food
stashes. I don’t want a mandate to go out that we can’t store food in our
rooms. I don’t want anyone asking, “What do you expect? Look at all this food
in your room. What’s going on?”