With the crazy weather we've been having in New York City this year, some folks are speculating that this is going to be the "Summer of the Rat" (not to be confused with the "Season of the Witch"). Well, I think the rats in my neighborhood need to update their date books, because they started their invasion two months too early.
Since I often find myself walking around the city after one in the morning (or what Samantha Irby calls "visible rat o'clock"), I am often greeted by dozens of my furry friends on my way home. I am never happy to see them, and they never fail to make grown men and women SQUEAL in terror. Present company included.
Rats are some of the most powerful creatures on the planet, by weight. As shown in this video, a single one pound rat can easily get over two tons of passengers running, jumping, and leaping onto their seats.
Maybe Michelle Obama should include RATisthenics in her "Let's Move" program.
So, all of this just to say... I think I there's a rat lurking in my apartment. SQUEAL!