Archive for September 6th, 2007


There Are More Pigeons Than You Think

September 6, 2007

Yesterday the missus & I took the LBC out for a walk to the corner bakery, and while we were sitting outside, I threw a piece of bread down on the ground to feed the lone pigeon hungry enough to approach.  The missus reprimanded me, and pointed a sign above my head that said “Please Don’t Feed The Pigeons.”  I scoffed, which is my default reprimand response, and said “why the hell not?”

Two Pigeons

In the photo above, you can see the one pigeon, and a swiftly approaching second pigeon in the background.  Seconds later…

Four Pigeons

….there were three pigeons, with a swiftly approaching fourth pigeon in the background.  Seconds later…

Six Pigeons

…there were FIVE pigeons, with a swiftly approaching sixth pigeon in the background.  Eventually even more than six showed up, some landed on our table & dive bombed my wife’s head as they took off, many wandered immediately under our feet making me realize that I have a phobia of pigeons pecking out my achilles tendon that I never even knew about.  The weirdest part was, there really was only one pigeon when this all started.  It was like they were fucking ninjas, all of them dropping out of the sky thanks to some ultrasonic frequency emitted by the lone tiny piece of bread I threw out hitting the ground.  Hyper agressive ninjas, too.