Monday, June 23, 2008

Early morning rat encounter

This morning we were running late getting out of the house and I knew I was going to miss getting JC to school on time for breakfast, so I told him I would make him some chocolate milk. When I went in the kitchen I found that someone had already polished off the milk. So I decided to run through the McDonald's drive-thru for chocolate milk and a McGriddle (one of the best inventions ever, btw) for JC. When I was driving from the ordering speaker over to the fist window I heard an awful commotion coming from the window. The ladies inside the restaurant were yelling over the Tahoe in front of me to the male McD's worker walking across the parking lot. As I got closer I heard them saying, "Get over here. It's a rat!" To which he replied, "I don't work for no pest control." Then I saw him... the rat, that is.

He was climbing on the side of building right beside the window where you pay. He was just about level with my car window (which was down). When I got even with him he just kind of stopped and looked at me. Of course JC was trying to figure out what was going on because of all the people yelling. I should have rolled up my window (what if he had jumped in? OMG. I don't even want to think of what I would have done...), but I just kind of froze there. After looking and me and sniffing around a little he scampered off into the bushes beside the building. The ladies inside were pretty excited about this early morning action, but they didn't look that shocked about it. I am guessing it was not the first rat they've seen there. JC went ahead and ate his breakfast, but we will probably be taking a little break from that McD's for a while...

5 comments:

deannag said...

Thanks for the info. I'll probably avoid McDonald's too! Thanks for your comments too. Your little boy is so cute.

The Curry's said...

Oh that is so nasty! Which McDonald's was it???

Colby and Daniel said...

I can't believe that!

I got something created on the scrapbook site, but I am not smart enough to get it on my blog. Are there instructions?

Lori Robertson said...

This was the West Main McD's. (The newer one). And this stinks because it is right by our house and JC gets a hunger pang for a Happy Meal everytime we drive by. I am sure we will be back there soon enough...

EJ Williams said...

Lori--This is EJ Williams, please send me your email address so I can add you to the list.
Thanks much!
Take care, ejw