Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The (Lazy) Birds

I stopped at Kroger on my way home from work today. After I loaded my groceries in the trunk of my car, I walked to the front of the car and got in. As I was putting on my seat belt, I looked up and noticed a bird land on the hood of my car right next to my windshield. He seemed to be staring right at me.

"Oh, well," I absentmindedly thought. "When I start the engine, he'll fly away."

But, that didn't happen. When I started the engine, he hopped to a spot right in front of me and just stared at me with his mouth open. I tapped the window and he still just looked at me and kind of cocked his head.

Weird ass bird.

We stared at each other for about thirty seconds and he finally flew off of my car. As I was starting to back out, I looked in my rear view mirror and there was that damn bird sitting on the bed cover of a pickup truck as the truck drove behind me and out of the parking lot. I guess I wasn't moving fast enough for him.

Weird ass bird.


Jen T. (that's me) said...

Birds are friggin' evil. Something verrrry similar happened to me at Sonic a few months back (brace for shameless blog plug).

My freaky bird story

Lorna said...

Hey, it could have been an elephant.

ME Strauss said...

And who says life is for the birds?


Zina said...

Sheesh...he probably just wanted a ride. This Texas weather is a bitch. Who could blame him?

Ed Abbey said...

A couple years ago, I walked out the doors of work and almost got pegged by a bird that fell out of the sky and landed about a foot from where I was standing, deader than a doornail.

Do you think your bird was casing you out? Maybe you had a lot of sunflower seeds or worms in your grocery bags.

Tanda said...

LMAO! Oh, man. Best laugh of my day! Thanks!

Sophmom said...

Sometimes when I see a big squawky mean-ass bird come too close I think it's my MIL come back from the great beyond to haunt me, just for fun.

Who might your bird have been? ;)

Anonymous said...

Why fly when you can hitch a ride?


OldHorsetailSnake said...

Pay him no attention. That's a cardinal looking for the Pope.

Pratt said...

great to read..easy to dance to. Like the writing and design!

Laurie said...

Jen - I hate birds, too. I remember your blog post now. Funny!

Lorna - So true, so true.

ME - This was one smart bird.

Zina - Good point. I didn't think of that. Poor bird.

Ed - A dead bird dropped out of the sky?! That would have totally freaked me out.

Tanda - You should have seen that bird on the back of that truck. It was hilarious.

Sophmom - From the look in that bird's eyes, I'd have to say Hitler.

Anonymous - Yep, not such a dumb bird.

Old Horsetail - I shall turn the other cheek.

Pratt - Aren't you nice. Thanks!