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QQ Exculsive Local Man Opens Drawer...

March 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM


Day 8

QQ EXCLUSIVE: Local man opens drawer… You’ll never guess what he finds! 

It started off as an ordinary morning for Greg Pupillo of Chelan County, WA. There were ominous clouds on the horizon, but nothing could prepare Greg for what he was about to endure.    

“I reached in to get an apron,” Greg said, his gaze faraway and haunted. “And I saw something furry curled up. My first thought was, ‘Why is there a cat in here?’”  

But it was no cat. It was the pine marten, local folk hero as immortalized in the tales of Mason “Weasel” Jeffries.   “I screamed like a little girl and swore like a sailor,” Greg said.     

After tormenting the kitchen staff with a long period of vague scuttling in the walls, the nemesis emerged again on top of the compost bins.     

“He was staring at Marissa. Coldly,” Greg said, suppressing a shudder.     

After heroic work from the kitchen staff, the little devil was barricaded in the dish pit and eventually escaped through the door. They say he can still be seen lurking in woodpiles, his beady little eyes watching. Waiting. Biding his time.

In peace,
Rita Skeeter/Becca

Becca Carcaterra is Human Resources Assistant at Holden Village. This column was originally published on March 23, 2020 in a daily newsletter, "The Quarantine Quarter," which is compiled by various staff members and sent to all Villagers.