Rats! Rats! Rats! Devouring Employees Alive at XM

Did you know that in addition to cheese, peanut butter and small children, rats also enjoy dining on fiber optic cable?

Specifically, the fiber optic cable in Production Room 8 (now out of commission) at XM's headquarters in D.C.? These aren't the friendly kind you experiment on in high school, either. A senior VP told employees, "Those of you familiar with D.C. rodents know that we're looking at the size of small house cats."

While there's been no service disruption yet, the exec added that, "Tomorrow it could be a cable to a satellite uplink. It is that serious." If I worked at XM, I'd be filling out an application for Sirius pronto, before the rats ate me.

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