Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mr Hitchcock, I think you're missing a bird...

The finally flu free family and I enjoyed a day at the reservoir yesterday - sea-doing here and there, wave-running about... soaking in those last few hours of sun and warmth before we pull out the winter clothes. It was lots of fun. Well, minus those horrendous bugs that met us on our arrival - but the wind quickly vanquished the critters and we were able to eat our lunch without the additional protein. I personally don't think my vanilla zingers needed any more protein, they're perfect as is!

At one point I was walking up the sand to chat with my S.I.L. and the others who were congregating near the food (that's the place to be I tell you!) when one of the kids pointed out a big black bird on my car in the parking lot. and when I say big I mean BIG.

I told one of my sons to go chase it away - and didn't think much of it, aside from wondering what on earth it was doing pecking at my windows.

Well, I'll tell you what it was doing - it was getting me back for my post/rant against animals!

After loading the machines on the trailer (which required me to be nearly submerged in the getting colder all the time water) around dusk, I finally saw the front of the car. No windshield wiper - the bird had torn it to shreds. Little birdy droppings everywhere. Scratches galore on the hood and roof and window glass. I was planning to take a few photographs but last night there was no decent light and this morning the ManOfTheHouse drove the car off to return the machines... you'll just have to imagine the mess because I'm sure he's doing his best to clean it up... as a matter of fact I'm pretty sure that's why he hasn't returned yet... there's a touch-up paint out there with our name on it!

So Dear Mr. Hitchcock - that movie scared the b-whozits out of me when I was a kid... great, you did your job - now will you call back your little possessed prop and let me know where I can send the bill???

Thanks!

13 comments:

T said...

oooh, might I add that I didn't feel at all bad that son #2 had spent a good portion of his beach time trying to scare off the birds by tossing a few rocks... OR that B.I.L. had offered him cold hard cash if he could capture one of said ugly creatures...

April said...

LOL!!! I totally biffed it going in to work one day because a bird came at me! I hate that movie!!! I hope you find the right color of touch up paint to fix your vehicle! BTW, what was on your dash that was so intriguing? hmmmmm....

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

That sounds so horrible. Don't ya just love how the universe responds to posts?

Kristina P. said...

Holy crap! Birds are evil.

Barbaloot said...

Wow-I'm so sorry! Stupid bird---I hope he choked on your windshield wiper.

Which reservoir did you go to? I went to Sand Hollow last week to go cliff jumping and it was so fun!

T said...

ooh, we WERE at Sand Hollow! But no cliff diving for us :)

Megz said...

Something about the jab of beak that frightens me...because really, why else would birds be so scary? Just a bunch of feathers and droppings and it's not like that could kill you.
Weird that it would eat your windshield wiper when you had vanilla fingers so available.

Chelsi said...

You didn't have bugs stuck in your wipers, did you? Crazy experience. And, thanks for reminding me of one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen.

jessica said...

Ohhhhhh I HATE birds and cats! That is so crazy! Hopefully they won't come after me because of my comment...

just the five of us said...

I agree with jessica, Cats are the WORST!!! They tend to just nest on my car. I am sure i will wake to one on the hood of our car tomorrow. Especially, since, there is a nice little family of strays living in the park!

The Lorax said...

I like cats *and* birds (mostly... not so much the kind that have flu), and trees, and humming fish... but yeah, that sure was a creepy movie. ... Maybe you shouldn't leave loaves of bread on your front windshield anymore? Just a thought. ;)

Sue Q said...

Flying rodents, that's what birds are. Just thinking about that movie gives me the creeps!!!!

Homer and Queen said...

I am with you on this one! Birds are evil...