Tuesday, October 05, 2004
posted by Mary |
10/05/2004 01:16:00 PM
On the walk to the office this morning I had my head up, gazing at the trees on Piedmont Aveune...it's starting to really feel like fall. I looked down suddenly and noticed that I was just about to step on a giant dead rat, lying in the fetal position on the sidewalk. GAAAAH! I leaped away from it and hurried down the street, eyes focused on the ground for the rest of my journey.
It did make me think of something funny though. Rats aren't uncommon in midtown, you can usually find them scurrying around dumpters or outside of restaurants that you were about to go in and eat at (yuck) but it had been awhile since I had seen a dead one laid out on the sidewalk. I remembered about two years ago, walking down 8th Street by the Starbucks Andrew and I noticed a swarm of flies in front of us and when we looked down we saw a rat. Half a rat. The back half.
It was a rat's ass.
Just laying there on the sideway. It looked as though the rat had been cut in half with great precision. How did this happen? What had happened to the front half?
And where on earth did the expression "give a rat's ass" come from anyway?