We’d love this headline to be the beginning of a great joke but, in fact, and in hindsight, it was a humorous studio event. Here’s how it went...
Scene | State-of-the-art design studio housed in a humble barn in rural Vermont on a sunny day. The studio's doors are open, letting in the fresh air, breezes – and an unexpected visitor.
Time | About five minutes before Mark and Lisa are scheduled to leave for a meeting.
1. A three-foot-long snake makes its way into the studio.
2. Lisa tries to usher it back outside, via a broom.
3. Snake retreats under a cabinet.
4. Unable to "broom it out", Mark and Lisa wait.
5. Snake comes out on its own after a few minutes.
6. Snake starts to leave via the narrow space between the hinged side of the door and door jamb.
7. Lisa notices that the snake has recently eaten something.
8. Snake gets stuck trying to get its fat a** through the opening.
9. Snake realizes the problem and backs itself back into the studio and under the cabinet.
10. A few moments later, it attempts leaving again.
11. Client calls to approve their logo design and wonders why we are so distracted.
12. While Mark is on the phone, Lisa stands as far away as possible and, using the broom, opens the door to widen the space for the snake to get through.
13. Snakes leaves, we close shop and head out for our meeting.
Epilogue | Interrobang builds a screen door to allow fresh air and breezes in, and to keep curious wildlife out.
We love design. Snakes, not so much. ;)