Thursday, November 10, 2011

Men Should Not Send Women to Buy Mouse Traps

On the way out the door to Wal-Mart, I asked my husband if there was anything he wanted me to pick up for him. "Yeah, mouse traps," he said. "And if there's a difference between the cheap ones and the more expensive ones, go with the more expensive ones." Ok. Buying mouse traps can't be too hard, right? Wrong.

Standing in the aisle looking at all the different ways to kill mice, I was overwhelmed. The pictures got me. Little mice laying upside down, gagging. Definitely not buying that one. Poor little mouse. Then it hit me--I was about to murder a mouse! Although I have no problem swatting flies (and find it strangely gratifying-- kidding), I suddenly had a conscience problem selecting a mouse trap. Here's where packaging definitely matters.

Check out this picture.



Doesn't that just tug at your heart? Even a little? To know you're the person buying this trap to do that to a mouse is a terrible feeling--even though the mouse did get into my bag of wheat. Revenge aside, I couldn't do it.
 
But in the end, I did. The covered lid convinced me. I wouldn't have to see the poor creature. What you don't know you can justify.
 
Once I got home, I read the reviews on Amazon. It sounds like the traps I bought don't really work that well anyway. My conscience feels better. But that doesn't solve the problem of the mice in the garage...
 
To get the job done right, I am sending my husband to buy the traps. It is, after all, a man's job.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl! We had a little rodent feasting on puppy chow in our garage through a little hole he chewed in the bottom of the bag. My solution: I bought a tub w/ a tight lid and now pour the bags of dog food into the tub and keep it sealed shut. With no yummy temptations available, that little guy wandered on to another home…no traps needed! I don’t like to kill the little guys either.

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  2. That's a good idea, Jaime! I moved the extra food stuff I was storing out there in (what we didn't have to throw away from little holes), but I will do that with the dog food.

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  3. Haha! We have a war going on against the mice in our garage. But yes, the husband handles it. And I'm happy to let him. Especially when the traps don't kill them all the way :( UGH!

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