So a place I worked at for 17 years (Dec 2000-Oct 2017), closed this past Tuesday. I planned on writing a huge post with tons of stories of my time there, but I’ve been lazy 🤣
As I looked for photos of my time there, I came across this photo from about 2005.
Mickey: At one point, rats kept getting into our stockroom. We sold these nerd candies and stored them in the stockroom. So the rats would get into the all the candy. Because of where we worked, we didn’t want to say the word, “rat.” While on the sales floor. Instead we had the code name, “Mickey.” Any time we talked about, “Mickey,” it was either about the Head mouse at Disney, or rats 🤣
A company was called and they placed traps all over the stockroom, and all the candy was stored in bins.
One day during shipment. A coworker of mine (who I’m still friends with today), screamed from inside the stockroom and ran out to where the rest of us were. She said a rat almost fell on her head. We walked in to check and there it was, a dead rat stuck to the trap. While she was putting clothes away, the bunker was pushed and caused the trap to fall, almost falling on her head. Me being morbid, took pictures with the rat.
So when ever we talked about this story at work, it was always changed to, “Mickey.” Photo taken using an old cell. Quality might be crappy.
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