“Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?”
It was his turn to yell. "You're going to get us both killed! Hop in the freezer or something before it's too late!"
"That was just one of those drills," I said. "Didn't you hear the part about If this was a real alert... ?"
Jones replied, "My hearing's gone a little bad after all those explosions. I'm really sorry."
"What you'd do with all my food?," I asked, looking around the kitchen.
"Well, we ate it first," he answered.
"Uh, Short Round and me. I stuffed him in the toilet tank before I jumped in the fridge. Help me get him out, if you would."
I frowned. "Toilet tanks aren't resistant to nuclear explosions."
"I know that," said Jones, smiling. We had a big laugh over that.