There's an email circulating today among the ad sales people on the 19th floor of the new Times building—let's just say that it's a good thing it's summer and people aren't eating lunch at their desks as much! Or, you know... eek! Mice! The email follows.

Apparently the mouse control efforts on 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 have been very successful. We know this because a herd (???) of mice have been stampeding on the 19th floor. Building services is on the case, and will address this immediately. Please stay calm.... Help is on the way. An extra sales call might be a great idea...

Also, please suspend any dining on our floors immediately, and dispose of any food or waste in the receptacles found in each mail room. Do not keep food of any kind on or in your desk, this is why our guests have joined us.

Our "guests" indeed.