I’m not one to balk at making a few copies, most of the time.
Living in Oklahoma can have its challenges, from extreme weather conditions to economic hardship. Depending on where you live, it is wise to be aware of the local wildlife, too, even when you work in an office.
On April 7, 2011, my co-worker was making copies as usual, or at least that was her intention. Upon opening the copier, however, she let out a blood-curdling shriek, and it’s no wonder. There, firmly lodged in the copy machine, was a whitish/yellowish bull snake. It was first thought to be dead, but the science teacher who was summoned to remove it quickly found out that it was still very much alive. Whether it was seeking warmth, a new place to nest or its next meal, nobody knows, but its selected new habitat clearly did not work well for anyone.
The snake was extracted from the copier and removed from the building, never to be seen again, but the image of it inside the copier has made me think twice before operating any more office equipment.