The Rat Altoids Display

Back when I worked for Nielsen Media Research in the 1990s, I loved Altoids. I still love Altoids, but nearly as much I did back then. During the dot-com days, I would go through almost a full tin a day. Some guys became drug addicts or had gambling problems. My vice was Altoids.

Instead of throwing away the tins, I started piling them up on my desk. Then after one eventful Halloween, I found myself in possession of two very real looking plastic rats. I decided to have a little fun at work. I set up this display of tins and made it look as if the rats were teaming up to get at them.

rat-altoids

Needless to say, it freaked more than one of my fellow co-workers out. Before long people from other departments were coming over to view the Altoid Rats.

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Critical MAS is the blog for Michael Allen Smith of Seattle, Washington. My interests include traditional food, fitness, economics, and web development.

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