Well, I got the clever idea to hide the rat in the Rock Boat luggage, and all would have gone well only Gary decided I needed to add a pillow to the bottom of my suitcase.
"No, I don't need to do that." I said.
"Yes, this pillow has to be at the bottom, and I don't have room. Just pull everything out and re-pack it."
"I'll do it later."
"No, see, just reach in and lift it all out," he said, reaching in and lifting it all out. "See, it's ... it's ... there's a rat in here."
He ruined the great Rock Boat Rat Shower Reveal I had planned. It would have been great, great I tell you. Unbeknownst to me, he packed the rat late that night in his luggage, and I was surprised to see it in a Miami Hotel Rat Shower Reveal.
It's hard to hide a rat in a tiny cruise stateroom though. This was the only true surprise I pulled off.