Hope the jar was thoroughly washed and cleaned before being re-used.
When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell
Knowledge is power.
Real Tom is not so smart as Tom of the cartoon. A stray Jerry visits my home daily from somewhere in the neighbouring area. It's very sluggish, she doesn't catch Tom. But as soon as she enters all rambling Toms run away from the spot.
Author's Jar must be bigger for a small-sized Tom. Letting him gone is the sign of magnanimity. Often, these Tom & Jerry really create problems and they take us for granted.
Reading this thread I am reminded of a scene in an old Malayalam Movie named 'Kodiyettam". The character portrayed by Gopi (later Bharat Gopi) was waiting for bus on the road, dressed in new clothes of a newlywed groom. Just then a vehicle sped fast and splashed the muddy water from the road on his new clothes. Not minding that he looks at the speeding vehicle and remarks open-mouthed with awe ' what a speed".
Here had it been a normal housewife, she would have worried about the rat (mice) nuisance and thought on plans to prevent it. But Mohan worries about how the mice got into the mixy-jar.
This is an example to narrate that anyone will have a fall. Even the strongest have his weak point. In politics this strategy is used to trap and tame adversaries. Incidents of 'Hone trap' are more in present days.
Recently I had seen a 'rat trap' (in a forward received in Whatsapp". That is a small mouth big bottle. The enticing food material is kept inside the bottle as well as near the bottle ad its mouth. The rats following the smell reach the bottle mouth and fall into it. They cannot escape from it. Here I think the mixer jar might have some food particles sticking to it or some other enticements which attracted the rat and by its own weight and movement, it got trapped.
Rat traps are designed knowing where 'Jerry can go wrong".'
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
People sometimes move to deep sleep at night and cannot even think what happened when they open their eyes early morning, even when it day time they become just dum spectators. That is the reason elders suggested that one child or one senior citizen is necessary in a family to atleast create a small disturbance in turn creating havoc in the minds of buglars.
Lead the leader