Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ghonchu catches a rat

Ghonchu was facing a crisis. Rats were invading his house like the plague. He ran after them; tried to catch them but to no avail. They continued to wreck havoc in his house damaging food and other items. 

Ghonchu, having watched Ratatouille had a soft corner for these rats. He didn't want to mercilessly kill them using rat poison, but instead wanted to catch them and get rid of them from his house. 

He had already tried the following approaches with no success-

Effect it had
Shouting at the top of his voice at the rat
The rat hid itself in one of the many cupboards
Running and lunging at it with a dangerous instrument
Same as above
Putting a poster of a cat on his kitchen wall
The rat excreted on the poster and bit it
Watching carefully that no rats were in the house and then bolting all doors and windows
After bolting the last window, Ghonchu turned to see a hitherto unspotted rat running across the kitchen.
Playing Tom and Jerry on his TV especially the part where Tom dominates Jerry

Ghonchu had had enough. He decided to seek external help and went to a grocery shop. The grocery shop he went to provided him a solution of using a rat pad. A rat pad is a wickedly ingenious device which is nothing but a pad with very strong glue such that any rat would get stuck on to it.

Ghonchu clutched the pad like a drowning man clutches a straw as he made his way back into the house. At night, he carefully analyzed the area where there would be maximum chance of catching a rat. With ice cold calculating hands and a face grim and hard as a mask, Ghonchu strategically placed the rat pad at an angle of 47 degrees near the fridge. He then went to sleep peacefully in the knowledge that  he had done everything possible to catch the mischievous little furry balls of terror. 

Deep in the midst of the dark night, Ghonchu got up. He felt troubled and thirsty. He went to the kitchen to soak his parched throat.

Pchhhhhh! Ghonchu heard a voice as he stepped into the kitchen. The noise of a sqelching rat caught stuck in the pad. 

Ghonchu switched on the light. Three rats stared at him from across the kitchen whilst he stood stuck to the pad. As a parting gesture, they stuck their tongue out at him before disappearing in the food cupboard.

Postscript: Ghonchu wished he stayed in the US so that he could sue the rat pad company for the mental trauma he suffered since he wasn't aware the pad was so sticky.