Seriously — a bird pooped on my head! I remember the moment like it was yesterday (because it was). From overhead I heard, “Ca-Caw!” Then, SPLAT! There it was. Three bombs — two direct hits.
I was told today that a bird pooping on your head is good luck. I am not so sure. I thought it was GROSS. My family thought it was funny. For the rest of the day, my daughter called me “poop girl.” Nice. This wasn’t the first time I have been the beneficiary of bird poop. Once, when I was about 7, a pigeon hit me. It splattered all over my favorite gray hoodie. It upset me so badly that I never wore that hoodie again and I haven’t been overly fond of pigeons either.
Another friend of mine told me I should play the lottery, this was after she laughed hysterically. She figures it is a one in a million chance that I would get nailed by a bird and one in a million chance to win the lottery, so she thinks my odds are pretty good. I will consider her suggestion.
I know others who have had it worse. A friend of mine’s mother (you know who you are) had an extremely unfortunate experience of a seagull splatting poo in her mouth while at the beach. She was pointing and yelling about the birds and then… yep you got it… an unwanted bird gift. I bet you’ll think twice the next time you are at the beach feeding the birds.
None-the-less, I am leaving you with a piece of advice, a moose tip if you will, while exploring the outdoors — WEAR A HAT! And, be sure to listen for the foretelling, “Ca-Caw!”
Oh, and if you do happen to be in the line of a direct hit… Wash. Rinse. Repeat. 🙂