Forget love/hate relationships. I have a hate/hate relationship with the local rat population in my part of northwest England. For years, we’ve had on & off rat problems which the council pest control department has done its best to control. Oddly (and I touch wood here) we havent seen any during the pandemic. Nor hear them rustling about when we’ve had dinner on the patio. And my nearest close call with a pest in a restaurant was the time we were at a very upscale place in the city and a cockroach wandered across the floor. I waved to the restaurant manager and pointed and she very skilfully trapped it under glass. No drama. And later came round our end of the room, offering a free cheese course. Nothing said about the roach but nothing was needed.
Anyway, here’s the NYC story