"Mrs. Barnett, I need a band-aid NOW!"
I said, "Why, what happend?"
She said, "I got bit by something! I was bit by some kind of animal!"
I said, "What? What bit you?"
She said, "I think it was a gerbil."
I said, "Where did you get bit by a gerbil."
Her answer, "On my finger!"
I said, "No, not where did it bite you, but where were you when you when it bit you? And how did it happen?"
She said, "I was at my friend's house waiting on the bus. I wanted to pet it, but I think my hand smelled like meat or cheese or something, and it bit me!"
Sure enough when I checked there was a little bite mark on her finger that I assume came from a gerbil. Now I can officially say that I have treated my first gerbil bite!