Ratatouille 2: Electric Boogaloo

By poorstupidrat - 07/02/2017 21:49 - Hong Kong - Hong Kong

Today, a rat ran into my flat when I opened my front door. After chasing it around the house for a bit, I saw it run towards the open front door. I couldn't find it again, so I figured he'd left. Then I heard my heater shaking loudly, a horrific squeaking sound, and the fan shuddering to a stop. FML
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You deserved it 465

mishmish5 tells us more.

Hi everyone, I'm the OP. I can't believe after all these years I finally got an FML published! I agree with all the comments that this is incredibly sad - for almost a week afterwards I was having flashbacks about the terrible sounds and the sight of blood and hair in the heater. The second the heater started shaking I knew what had happened and tried to turn it off right away. The squeaking stopped once I turned it off, but then I could hear frantic scratching which started to become slower and slower as the minutes passed. I still feel sick thinking about it :( My lovely and brave colleague came to help me (I live in China and we are all provided flats in the same building). He took apart the heater, got the rat out (he was wedged between the fan and the top of the unit), and cleaned everything for me. Unfortunately the rat was still alive when we got him out, so my very brave colleague took him outside and ended his suffering because there was no way he could be saved (and there aren't animal hospitals in China, at least in our area). As for getting a new heater, like I said I live in China, and the owner of the university I work at is really cheap. So I'm working on it, but don't see them shelling out the money for a new heater unfortunately.

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At least it died doing what it loved, being a dumb fucking rat.

Fuck the rat's life.


did the squeaking stop?

did the squeaking stop?

At least it died doing what it loved, being a dumb fucking rat.

Can't wait for season 3!


Fuck the rat's life.

you mean the rat's ex-life...

Well thanks for that image *shudders*

so i suppose you'll be getting a new heater? considering even if you got it working it might now carry the smell of scorching flesh and fur

He wasn't burnt, he got squished up by the revolving fan. There was blood everywhere though :( I'm working on getting a new heater but I live in China so it seems unlikely unless I pay for it myself (which I wouldn't want to do because it's not my flat - it was provided to me by the university I work at).

This FML just makes me sad.

Check your heater. You might have some delicious ratatouille waiting for you.

May it rest in peace May it rest in peace