Through her The Monday Peeve prompt, Paula Light invites us to vent, to let off some stream, to get something off our chests. This week, my peeve is moles.
When we lived in the city, we had to deal with mice and rats and raccoons in the streets. But now that we live in the ‘burbs, I rarely run across any of those critters. However, I did notice the other day that there are some strange mounds developing in the mulch around our bushes in the front yard.
So I called a pest control company and asked to have them send someone out to investigate these strange mounds. The guy showed up today, took one look at the meandering mounds in my front yard and simply said, “Moles.”
I said, “Get rid of them.” He gave me a quote.
I said, “Gah!”
He said, “Big job, you got a pretty large colony of moles here.”
I said, “Do what you gotta do.”
My wife said, “I don’t want to kill animals.”
I said, “I don’t want to have to pay to have our lawn replaced.”
Now my wife is giving me the silent treatment.