Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just Another Manic Monday

To Do List for Monday, June 9th:
  • Pick up 5 dozen bagels
  • Set-up breakfast for 60 teachers
  • Start registration for conference
  • Call 911 and report rabid dog
  • Call Animal Control
  • Send teacher to hospital
  • Talk to police officers
  • Carefully avoid wounded rabid dog
  • Talk to the Health Department
  • Go home and mow the lawn

Seriously, you just never know what you're going to get at my work. Some days it is a lose buffalo walking casually past the office window (and really, I don't care how cool the buffalo plays it, one day he is going to learn that it is impossible for a buffalo to walk free and unnoticed) other days we have baby skunks hanging outside the office door, or goats on the run, or raccoons slaughtering chickens, or ponies getting frisky in front of sensitive mothers - I don't know, but there is always something. This morning we just happened to have a ferocious and possibly rabid dog standing guard outside the building during the history conference and summer camp registrations. Unfortunately, by the time I received report of this dog, he had bitten two teachers attending the conference and one of our camp leaders. I'm telling you, this was one mad dog. My favorite part of the morning was when I went out to talk to the Animal Control guy and the two officers, and they told me they couldn't catch the dog (he had decided that if he was going down, he was going to take one of them with him) and they were going to have to put him down. When I expressed my concern over them shooting the dog with 30 young campers hanging around, they cheerfully assured me they would wait until the kids were gone, besides they were going to have Officer Jones take care of it because, you know, he has the gun with the silencer.

That's right, silencer.

Well, it turns out Officer Jones isn't such a great shot, so somewhere out in the wilds of Wellsville is a wounded, possibly rabid dog - and his Monday stunk worse than mine.