Most entrepreneurs will tell you that launching a company comes at a stiff personal price. You need to dig deep and make sacrifices for your startup. Maxed out credit cards, tiny salaries (or none at all) and friends that give up calling.

This morning however I reached a new level of sacrifice. A conference call was fast approaching and I didn’t have time for a trip to the grocers. Instead, I went on a scavange through my cupboards and was delighted to discover a box of Raisin Bran.

Down to the last few bites, spoon in one hand and a mouse in the other, I noticed them………

red flour beetle

Red Flour Beetles – a good half dozen swimming about.

I’m not sure how many I oblivously devoured, but I’d say I’ve crossed some sort of line here.

“The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats’ teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.”
Mahatma Gandhi