another reason to hate birds

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

On the sidewalk, right outside the Subway (sandwich shop) on Broadway, someone has painted an incredible portrait of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It's really detailed and accurate. Anyway, I passed by it this morning and noticed - TO MY HORROR - that a pigeon had passed away on Barack's cheek. This would, of course, be revolting even if I didn't have a serious bird thing. It was so gross and yet, so hilarious, that I decided to take a picture of it. So I stood back and fumbled around in my purse trying to find my iPhone.

And then, at that very moment, a dude came strolling down the sidewalk, chattering away on his cellphone, not paying attention to where he was stepping and he totally got tangled up in the dead Obama cheek pigeon. AND HE WAS WEARING FLIP FLOPS. I think he sort of scooped a wing up with the front flap of one shoe... and then turned it over when he took a step... and then in an attempt to side-step the carcass, ended up shifting it to the other foot and causing a weird tip-toe shuffle dance. It was a mess. A terrible, disgusting mess. It happened so quickly, I wasn't able to capture it on camera. And by the time it was over, the pigeon had shifted off of Obama's cheek and on to the plain sidewalk, thus ruining the hilarity of the photo. So... I have no photographic evidence of the encounter. Probably better that way.

Man, am I glad I'm not in politics, where birds will straight DIE ON YOUR FACE.


I'm A said...

You guys are just so super cool. I dream of seeing dead pigeons on street art every night.

laceyJ. said...

Disgusting! But, hilarious.

Denise said...

you are so funny, I love this story! I too am a complete bird hater, do you hate fish too? They sort of go hand in hand for me, just horrible animals.

Sarah Wood said... aren't you happy to live in NYC. Nothing like that would ever happen in SLC and if it did, it would be the cover story on the news and everyone would think they had bird flu.

kate d. said...

so i just found out you had a blog. thanks to my tv aka babysitter, i had extra time to browse e's link list without interruption. and wahlah...angie's world! i love your nyc stories. can't wait to hear more!