Have you ever had a rat problem? I don’t mean your ex — I mean a legit rat?
There are few times when I have wished to have a husband since I have been divorced but last summer, I wished I had a man in the house when a couple of rats found their way into my home.
Let me tell you how it started — my kids to whom I constantly bark, ‘don’t leave the balcony door open or else the rats will get in,’ totally ignored me on a hot day and guess what happened?
Yeah, you guessed it.
Rats got in.
I heard the scratching on a night when I was all alone at home. I felt like I was in a horror movie but it got WORSE. I found rat droppings all over my house. It was disgusting.
Doug the Exterminator, my knight in shining armor put out rat traps but turns out he was not a rat ninja and could not find them and remove them the way that I had hoped. I eventually discovered that they were living under the cabinet in my bathroom. He set down glue traps and one night at 12am, I caught a rat.
Once again, I was all alone at home. There was a rat squealing, screaming, in my bathroom. I wanted to run away. It was horrifying.
There’s a reason I am telling you this story.
I texted my nephew, my neighbor, two friends and the exterminator. Thirty minutes later, my neighbor came over and helped me.
The moral of the story: You do not need a husband.
You do need a support system.
So go get it. Build it. Right now. It can not wait.
You need to create this support system for yourself. You never know when the rats will get in.
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