One of the most traumatic experiences happened to me. Now you could be thinking: “Is Rachel hurt?”, “Is everything ok?”. Yes, I’m completely fine even though a Valium would have been very VERY helpful yesterday after this happened. It was a pretty normal day, I was asked to come into work a little earlier, but other than that I had no clue I would be witness to a murder scene in the late morning. So it was about 10 am and someone came to the bakery and bought some bread and asked me to slice it. The slicer hadn’t been used yet at this point, but about halfway through slicing the loaf a MOUSE jumped up in between the 50 slicing, vibrating blades (aka death machine) from inside the bottom and well started getting sliced up with the bread. So. Much. Screaming….I was screaming, my 2 coworkers were screaming, the woman buying bread was screaming. Now let me just say I HATE mice and any other little creepy crawlers, but I have also never been this close to a mouse and never had its fate laying in my hands. Seriously I was so stunned that for the next 10 seconds (along with all the screaming) I was just holding the slicing machine handle so that the mouse was kind of stuck between the blades. If I let go the machine would have sliced it into probably like 15 pieces, but if I pulled it back the mouse could get away. Finally I just pulled it back because there was already blood all over the platform and the bread. The mouse ran off the slicer and landed on the floor, and it was still alive but was half sliced so now there was blood all over the floor too. Thank god some guys working across the hall from us in the public market came and got rid of the half alive mouse for us. Literally i was scarred from this experience and shaking so much.
I know you might be thinking yea right big deal, but seriously so scary for me! Im sooo happy I have today off and am planning on relaxing, laying out in the beautiful sunny weather and recuperating. This will probably entail shopping of some kind as well. Who can fully recuperate after something like this without some mental retail therapy??