Bird fear is totally legitimate. It’s ornithophobia actually.
Where does my fear come from? Not sure. But I have ideas.
1. The Calgary Zoo – crazy little birds flying at head height through those little tunnels you have to walk through. OMG, scare the crap out of me!
2. The movie The Birds – I think pretty obvious here…
Ok, so I don’t have many ideas. But it stemmed form something that scarred me. Or maybe I just have this pretty common irrational fear.
While walking to the subway a couple of afternoons ago, on my way back to school for round two of parent-teacher conferences, my fear was heightened 10-fold or more. A poor injured pigeon (gross) was struggling to fly. And it’s flight path just happened to be right at me!!!! So of course I ducked, bobbed, weaved, gasped and probably made some weird facial expression in horror – right in front of a hotel doorman. Hello – I’m not Fabio and I’m not about to take a bird to the face or chest even if I am on my way back to parent-teacher conferences.
Where was this bird going? I don’t know, a better place to lay to rest? So after I made my fancy moves and tried to recompose myself, I looked at where the poor gaffer found a resting place… and sure enough he/she made to the sidewalk across the street, landing by the synagogue (Jewish pigeon?). I guess it’s destiny was to die on the sidewalk by a holy house rather than drop in the street and be run over. Both deaths are unfortunate, but secretly I am glad there is now one less flying rat to poop on me.
6 thoughts on “Bird Fear”
Sorry, but I had to laugh!
No problem, I laughed at myself too lol!
This was a scary post – better suited for Halloween. I will travel out of my way to avoid Denver Airport where those little critters are flying around INSIDE the airport. Scary but True.
Yes really good creepy Halloween story. Maybe I’ll have another for next year…. actually no thanks hahaha. FYI – whenever you head east, you will also see these dirty birds inside JFK so stick to LGA or EWR. Eeeek!
Of course you’d blame Calgary! Hahaha.
Hahaha! Well it wasn’t at the Edmonton zoo, just sayin.