Thursday, June 28, 2007

Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?

Last night I was staying in a caravan in a caravan park. Torrential rain started, and the water started rising around my caravan. Luckily, my neighbour in the next caravan knew what to do to deal with the flood.

First, you have to take an empty peanut butter jar, and then put a teaspoon of coffee into the base. Then you have to catch one of the snakes from underneath the flooded caravan and put it into the jar. Then put the yellow lid on tightly. If the lid isn't on tightly enough, or the lid isn't yellow it won't work. Then look closely at the snake. Check that it has small, round black eyes, and that the scales under the jawline (are they called jaws in snakes?) are the very white, almost translucent ones. Check that they poke their tongue out often and it is forked. Then throw the jar into the water.

If you fill enough of the jars with snakes and coffee, the floods will recede and everything will return to normal.

No wonder I've been so drained today. It wasn't a very restful night.

7 comments:

jellyhead said...

Your neighbour sounds like he was very bizarre!!

Hope you sleep well, with no dreams of serpents or other creepy-crawlies!

thisisme said...

Thanks - I'm hoping the peanut m&m's I've eaten watching the amazing race will release happy dreams.

monicker said...

Wha...?

I hope I never get caught in one of your bizarre dreams.

MyUtopia said...

My mom called today to tell me that while walking on a boardwalk in Florida a snake fell out of a tree and fell on her!

velvet girl said...

Very funny post, but I keep coming back to the Indiana Jones reference in your post title. I love that moment in the movie.

thisisme said...

thanks velvet - I hoped someone would notice that :)

evalinn said...

Which makes me wonder...how did it go?