All-purpose flour: $4.25

Enough yeast to last forever: $6.95

Phone calls to your aunt for baking instructions: twenty cellphone “units,” whatever that means.

Baking your own bread at home: priceless.

Discovering that a mouse has been living in your toaster, probably (judging by the evidence) for several weeks: …

* * *

There are some things money can’t buy. One of those is rodents, since I would be only too happy to ship you mine for free.


5 Responses to “mousetercard”

  1. 1 Joseph Shoer March 8, 2007 at 3:44 am

    I guess the only reasonable course of action if to start keeping arsenic in the bottom of your toaster.

  2. 2 jenlinnan March 9, 2007 at 1:08 am


  3. 3 alden March 9, 2007 at 1:37 am

    I actually keep my kitchen pretty clean. Really! Because I knew I had mice, so I had to. The toaster thing was completely out of the blue. It’s the one place I didn’t think to clean until it was too late. Barf.

  4. 5 Katie March 16, 2007 at 1:02 am

    But Alden, money *can* buy rodents…

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