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"Oh My God, There Is a Mouse Under Your Seat"

"Oh My God, There Is a Mouse Under Your Seat"

Old May 4, 15, 11:15 am
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"Oh My God, There Is a Mouse Under Your Seat"

In the BA lounge in T3 and just heard a loud shriek, followed by, "Oh my god, there is a mouse under your seat".

Cue much rapid movement of people in the immediate vicinity of alleged mouse and some rapid seat shuffling. Still, it has woken up half the lounge and distracted me from my report writing for a while

Always thought a mouse was quite cute really, no idea why it should warrant such a loud shriek. Ok, back to my report now
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Old May 4, 15, 11:16 am
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Would you like to have that cute little mouse crawl up your leg?
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Old May 4, 15, 11:19 am
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"Oh My God, There Is a Mouse Under Your Seat"

Good to hear the stuff upper lip still rules.
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Old May 4, 15, 11:25 am
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Had the mouse status or was it ticked to travel in a premium cabin ?
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Old May 4, 15, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by BOH View Post
Always thought a mouse was quite cute really
They aren't. The little buggers eat and destroy any and everything and convey lots of nasty things. Yikes.

Lucky BA it wasn't the day of their health and safety inspection or we would have had a rerun of the infamous "lounges ratings" thread!
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Old May 4, 15, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic View Post
They aren't. The little buggers eat and destroy any and everything and convey lots of nasty things. Yikes.

Lucky BA it wasn't the day of their health and safety inspection or we would have had a rerun of the infamous "lounges ratings" thread!
Not to mention peeing all over the food and anything else they touch.

Yuk!
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Old May 4, 15, 11:47 am
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I would prefer a mouse to the large black tarantula that crawled across my duvet (while I was under it) on BA 49.... in first class.... a few years ago.

The cabin crew was at a total loss about what to do, and a message sent to Customer Service never got a response.
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Old May 4, 15, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
I would prefer a mouse to the large black tarantula that crawled across my duvet (while I was under it) on BA 49.... in first class.... a few years ago.

The cabin crew was at a total loss about what to do, and a message sent to Customer Service never got a response.
IIRC, you never actually saw the alleged tarantula...
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Old May 4, 15, 12:01 pm
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If anybody is in any doubt as to the hygiene implications of having mice in an area with food & drink do a quick search on t'interwebs regarding how the critters find their way around...
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Old May 4, 15, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
I would prefer a mouse to the large black tarantula that crawled across my duvet (while I was under it) on BA 49.... in first class.... a few years ago.

The cabin crew was at a total loss about what to do, and a message sent to Customer Service never got a response.
The tarantula that only some hilarious bloke in 2K saw?

I think you got had.
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Old May 4, 15, 12:17 pm
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Eww
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Old May 4, 15, 12:21 pm
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I am reasonably confident there are mice in every airport around the world.

Personally I have seen a Sapphire mouse in the Los Angeles Business Lounge.
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Old May 4, 15, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Zzzap View Post
If anybody is in any doubt as to the hygiene implications of having mice in an area with food & drink do a quick search on t'interwebs regarding how the critters find their way around...
I don't think anyone was suggesting it's preferable to have mice roaming around a kitchen, merely that it doesn't warrant the typical shrieking followed by running away/jumping on chairs etc!
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Old May 4, 15, 12:43 pm
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The real question is, how many avios did you get for it haha
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Old May 4, 15, 12:46 pm
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If anybody is in any doubt as to the hygiene implications of having mice in an area with food & drink do a quick search on t'interwebs regarding how the critters find their way around...
Wherever there's food, there's gonna be mice.

As long as the kitchen/area has basic hygiene in place (e.g. cleans preparation surfaces, cooks their food properly and will throw out any food supplies that have been eaten off), there's really no need to panic.

Basic pest control (a few well-placed traps, or perhaps a cat) should ensure that the problem doesn't escalate beyond the odd lounge guesting.
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