What a way to perk my morning: a long and furry black blur ran across the corridor and behind my seat in the office. I was so surprised that I screamed while jumping away from my cubicle. The rat, realising that it had reached a dead end, scurried off between the wall and the cubicle divider panel. I think I ran further than the rat, quite honestly; I was more scared of it than it of me.
The rat, wily as ever, successfully evaded capture yet again. It lives free to scare me another day!