Wednesday, December 06, 2006

At Work

That was an interesting phone call. An elderly man, speaking with a voice ravaged by years of smoking, asks if I have ever heard of a mouse mat. Oddly I never have and inform him of such. We begin to talk about the problem he is experiencing and ways he can solve it.

He tells me that the mice are all over, that they do not bother him, however they are making his wife f'ing crazy. He says that their little turds are everywhere and that these mouse mats are not doing shit to solve his problem. When he hears that he would have to part with money for me to help it strengthens his resolve to solve it on his own.

He describes the mats to me as eight inch by eight inch slabs of foam rubber and that he has purchased a whole bunch of them. At first, I thought they may be glue boards, now I am sure that they are not. While he talks, I Google mouse mat.

After I explain to him what he has purchased and that he will not catch any mice with them he apologizes for taking my time and hangs up. Do you know what a mouse mat is without turning to Google?



Blogger Charlie Blockhead said...

Please tell me he wasn't talking about a mouse pad.

10:43 PM EST  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

No clue, but looking at the comment above, I wonder if he was referring to a mouse pad. Funny if it was.

8:36 AM EST  
Blogger Mary P. said...

That was my guess, too. The poor fellow's trying to eliminate mice using mouse pads. Heh.

(And before we laugh too hard, remember that one day, we might all be equally out of the technological loop!)

"Mouse mat."

8:13 AM EST  
Blogger Peter said...

That is it. Everybody got it but me.
When the results flashed up on Google I had one of those Eureka moments.
During the conversation it never dawned on me that he may be referring to a mouse pad for the computer.
Context is everything.

8:56 AM EST  

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