alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
※ I BELIEVE IN SHERLOCK HOLMES ※ ([personal profile] alory_shannon) wrote2011-09-26 12:21 am

……So, I think I did something sort-of cool today.

~

So, about 5 minutes before the library closed tonight, I suddenly hear one of my co-workers say, “...Is that a snake?”

And of course I just thought, pfft, oh right, she’s joking, it’s a rubber toy or some sort of prank, but I go over to look anyway…and no.

REAL SNAKE.

(My face on realising this: 8D)

It was coiled up on the floor on the employee’s side of the counter, kind-of off to the side, just calm and cute as could be. <3 So INSTANTLY I’m over there, crouching down to get a better look but still keeping a respectful distance, because I didn’t want to scare it + RESPECT NATURE, LOOK BUT DON’T TOUCH UNLESS YOU HAVE TO has been drilled into me from…early childhood, thank you Ranger Rick. I was 97% certain it was just a harmless little garter snake, and even if that was wrong, there were no bright colours on the thing, which when it comes to snakes generally means no need to worry about ZOMG POISON. So when one of my co-workers was like IS IT POISONOUS D8 I couldn’t help giving a little chuckle and saying, “Oh HEAVENS, no.” Even after that, though, the other ladies at the Circ desk…were all kinda clustering away on the other end of the desk, giving that little guy WIDE BERTH, lmao.

So the older gentleman who works in Reference and the middle-aged one who works in Children's came over, both with this semi-patronising air of yeah yeah, stay calm ladies, we’ll take care of it.... And they were trying to corral it into a cardboard box, which…didn’t work at all, small as the snake was. It just kept slipping away, got around the front of the desk, then came back behind it, and finally it went under the Circ desk to attempt to hide amongst the computers’ power cords.

And at that point…I was just like, you know what, forget this. This is never going to work and NO ONE ELSE has the guts to take care of this properly SO.

So I just went for it—and it wasn’t really a conscious decision on my part, it felt more like…reflex or something, I dunno. I just gently picked it up, kind of in the middle, holding it firmly enough that it wouldn’t just fall out of my hand, but loosely enough that it didn’t feel like I was a threat. I know you’re really supposed to pick them up closer to the head so they can’t turn and bite you, but it was just so totally chill with me holding it the way that I was already, I didn’t see any need to alter that. I heard a “Wow, you go, girl,” as I headed to the back door with it, and the snake was still totally calm, not freaking out or writhing or even trying to slither out of my grasp, so I took it outside and carried it to the wooded area at the edge of the library's property and let it go. :]

…And when I came back in, all my co-workers sort of just.....looked at me silently for a moment, HAHA. Then I got a “Well...well done, there” and a “YYYYEP, that’s definitely an A+ for you at work today.”


...But it was SO CUTE and SLEEK and as;lkdfjlkdsj I LOVE HOW SMOOTH THEY FEEL AND I HAVE REALLY SORT OF WANTED A SNAKE FOR YEARS AND THIS ONLY REMINDED ME OF THAT FACT

SO MUCH





But lol yeah, ALL IN A DAY’S WORK AT THE LIBRARY~ 83



...And y'know, really all I can think...is AND THE HAT SAID, "SLYTHERIN!!!!"

Y/Y/MFY?? X'D

[identity profile] kirbywarrior1.livejournal.com 2011-09-26 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
Parselmouth! :D

[identity profile] alory-shannon.livejournal.com 2011-09-26 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
BWAHAHAHA~

MAKE WAY FOR THE HEIR OF SLYTHERIN, BIZNATCHES! >BDDDD

[identity profile] alory-shannon.livejournal.com 2011-09-26 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
.....But lol yeeeeeeeah I admit that I was sorta talking to it...mostly in the way that many people talk to cats, a lot of "Oh, look at you! Aren't you just the prettiest thing! So pretty, so sleek, oh yes~" X3

[identity profile] malruniel11.livejournal.com 2011-09-26 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Ok, that .gif... ^_^ I KNOW THAT FEELING! It's the feeling I got when I knew I'd get to see you! ^_^ I putchu in my pockets for keeps?!?!?

But yeah, you're cool. And snakes are cool, and would you quit that infernal HISSING! ^_^

<3333333333333333333333333333333

[identity profile] alory-shannon.livejournal.com 2011-09-26 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
YES that was 150% how I felt too! \o/

But why sssssssssssshhhhhhhhould I sssssssstop when it issssss jussssst ssssssso amusssssssing~?

<333333

[identity profile] its-game-time.livejournal.com 2011-09-28 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
LMAO YOU TOTALLY ROCK. ♥ SHOW 'EM HOW IT'S DONE K

pfffff DUDE I HAVE SO WANTED A SNAKE ALL MY LIFE.

ONE DAY WE SHOULD MAKE A SERPENT PACT

AND EACH GET ONE AT THE SAME TIME

SO THAT WE MAY SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES AS WE GO ALONG

[identity profile] alory-shannon.livejournal.com 2011-09-28 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
/TAKES A BOW

...What was even more funny to me...was that RIGHT after I picked up the snake and moved towards the backroom/staff door with it...the other Circ ladies did one of these numbers:

Image

X'DDDDD

A .gif is worth 10,000 words...and really the only other thing I can justly compare their reaction to is what happens when you drip a drop of dish soap into a bowl of water with pepper on the top--SURFACE TENSION DISRUPTION, FLY TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD OHNOES~ X'D

But yeah, when I told my parents What Happened At Work Today, it went sort-of like this:

Me: HEY guess what? At work today a REAL SNAKE somehow got into the building--

Dad: You picked it up didn't you.

Me: .........Do you want to hear the whole story or not. 'B| ..But yes, I did.


yeeeeeeeah they were not surprised at ALL, they totes have my number lmao



...SERPENT PACT, YES 8DDDDDDDDDDDDD

THAT WOULD BE SO COOL

but yeah it has to be...once I have my own place WHICH WHO KNOWS WHEN THAT WILL BE, ergh
Edited 2011-09-28 16:01 (UTC)

[identity profile] its-game-time.livejournal.com 2011-09-29 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
LMAO nice XDDD

Pffffff parents. Mine would've probs guessed as much, too. |D

YEAH ME TOO my mom is literally convinced that snakes are EVIL, so. Sob I'll need my own place, too.

OH AND WE SHOULD NAME OUR SNAKES IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY MATCH SOMEHOW 8DDDD OR SMTH.

[identity profile] alory-shannon.livejournal.com 2011-09-30 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
If I'd had any doubts about picking it up (I didn't), that moment removed them. XD It was SO hard not to laugh aloud.

..Well, I was the kid who would come into our kitchen with fists full of live grasshoppers, asking for a jar. |D My mum must've had the patience of a saint.

My mom did this hilarious little creeped-out squirm when I told her I'd picked it up. :C I was like, BUT THEY AREN'T SLIMY AT ALL, THEY'RE DRY AND SMOOTH AND SLEEK and she was like STOP STOP STOP EYARGH

.......OROCHI and MARU? X'D Actually~ I've always sort of wanted to name mine Jörmungandr, though I suppose I could settle for Níðhöggr. |3 /mythology dork, lmao