Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Send Me Your Bunny Horror Stories
Here's a short list of all the cute, fuzzy creatures that I believe to be evil. Squirrels (that should go without saying), hamsters, guinea pigs, groundhogs, and bunnies. I was planning to focus my attention on groundhogs today. (Since tomorrow is February 2--the dreaded Groundhog Day.) But then I came across a terrifying story in the Wall Street Journal.
As you may know, Thursday is China's Lunar New Year. Over a billion people will be welcoming the Year of the Rabbit. And it seems most of that billion have celebrated by purchasing bunnies. WITH DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES.
Take the tale of Ms. Li Keija. She was recently given a rabbit, which she named Xiao San. That's when the horror began . . .
In the first few weeks after Xiao San arrived, Ms. Li's life was turned upside down. The rabbit gnawed through the 26-year-old Beijing-native's cable-TV cords, devoured her shoes and ate a résumé. Ms. Li, a customer-relations manager at a restaurant, found herself forking over money from a modest paycheck to buy new equipment and gloves to protect her fingers.
So please, whatever you do, don't let a bunny near your resume, your cable cords, your fingers, or your soul.
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE!!! Video evidence that bunnies are, in fact, evil! Thanks, S! (BTW, I'm a long time fan of this artist/animator. I own the evil squirrel t-shirt!)
Tune in tomorrow for groundhog-related terror.