Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Nice Little Surprise...

Earlier today I was concentrating on training a client when the normally quiet lady shrieks "Oh My God, THERE'S A SNAKE". Her reaction made me scream! My back was towards it but as I whipped around I just saw a brown slithery thing in the reception area slide off. Oh.My.God. I've come across snakes before but not ones that ME and ME only have to deal with!!!

I just panicked and said to her "What do I do?!?!" Of course this poor girl's hugest fear in life is - snakes. Enough said. Now there's no men in this building so I went next door and they just laughed at me.
"Oh is it about this big" (demonstrates with hands). Yep, that's him. "Oh, it was in here yesterday and we chased it away". WHY THANK YOU BOYS, you chased it right into my studio!! "It didn't look like a good (ie - less deadly) one. Ring RSPCA" was all the help they could offer....

So my poor client had one eye on the sucker to ensure it didn't slide away, and I called a snake-handler. I sat on a box, keeping an eye on the fridge it decided to hide under. Phone was ringing, but I couldn't get up to answer it - couldn't take my eye off the fridge, plus the closest phone was also close to the snake. But what if it was the snake-handler and they couldn't find the building? I had to be brave and answer it.

He got here half hour later (which is quite good really!) but do you think he could find the sucker. And there was no bloody way I would have been able to work knowing that somewhere was a little slithery animal. After almost destroying the place, he found it. All curled up sleepy. What the hell is a snake doing in the CBD anyway?! He's now gone to some bush.

I am SO glad she saw it; imagine if I unknowingly went to the back area and it appeared.

We worked it up to be some deadly animal, but for all the efforts, it was only a snarky little tree snake.

But they can still bite!

7 comments:

Cherub said...

You are so much braver than me. I think I would have been on my way to the airport and back to England.

Hilary said...

OMG I would have freaked out too!! At least you found it and you can relax knowing its gone.

Hilary xx

Lyndsay said...

Haha.
Glad you're all safe now!
xx

little rene said...

Yikes! I would have been pretty scared too although strangely I am WAY more scared of spiders than snakes! Weird I know but they freak me out!

Kaddy said...

that is so freaking hilarious! seriously i know it would have sucked at the time - hate snakes!!

but had a giggle through it!

Rebecca said...

That is so scary! You poor thing. What a story. At least you know it is gone :) Whew!

Only 4 more sleeps until Christmas!!!

Kek said...

I'm on snake-watch every time I go outdoors at the moment. The buggers are everywhere, Tigers and Browns.

At least we don't have them INdoors though....