So Sorry Mr. Mouse

June 9, 2011 Updated Jun 9, 2011 at 9:06 PM EDT

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June 9, 2011 Updated Jun 9, 2011 at 9:06 PM EDT

I can't believe it was forty years ago next month when I began my first job in the radio-tv business. I was a studio cameraman on the Bozo the Clown Show in Detroit. Anyway, over all those years I thought I had seen and done just about everything. I was wrong.
The other night I was sitting at my desk here in the newsroom, typing out a story on the computer, when all of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I thought I saw something move. I paid no attention. A few seconds later I saw it again. He came out from behind my desk phone, ran across the desktop and then ran all the way up my right arm! It was a big ball of fur with a long tail. I haven't moved that fast since Tiny Tim asked me out on a date a few years ago at the Erie County Fair! It all happened pretty quickly, but for one brief moment his beady little eyeballs locked onto mine. I think we connected somehow. I feel kind of bad now, after I told the maintenance people. They wanted to rent a "Flame Thrower", I said I thought a few traps would suffice.