Thursday, June 21, 2012

Birds! (Middle)

So I decided to write a post about a bird incident that I had a few weeks ago because my mother cannot stop laughing about it and she tells everyone about it. 

I do have to admit that this incident was the scariest thirty seconds that I have ever encountered. 

I was on my way to the bank one day after a long day of work.  I was a little nervous because I was going to the bank to try and get a loan to pay off my student loans so I was mentally preparing myself for the worst. 

I was driving down a fairly busy road, I was going roughly forty-five miles per hour, and I had my driver’s side as well as the passenger side windows down.  I was listening to my music when all of a sudden something flew into my window past my face into my backseat. 

I turned my music down and tried to listen to see if I could hear anything and I could.  I could hear FLAPPING!  I started freaking out because I hate birds.  All birds!  There is not one bird in this world that I like.  I was afraid that my eyes were going to be clawed out so I started throwing my arms everywhere to make sure that this bird didn’t come near me. 

I was still going forty-five perhaps more because I was scared.  I tried to keep an eye on the bird in the backseat because this bird was like a spider to me.  (I hate spiders more than anything but now birds are right up there.)  I had to watch this bird like a spider to make sure that I knew where it was at all times.

At this point I had rolled down all of the windows in my car, including the back ones, in the hope that this bird will fly back out one of them.  It took a few seconds but the bird eventually flew back out into the environment and I was left alone in my car.

I looked in my rearview mirror to make sure that both of my eyes were still there and I saw that of course my hair was a mess.  I thought I was would take looking like that over having a bird in my car any day.  When I told my mother this story she kept asking two questions.  (In between bursts of laughter, of course.)

“Who does that happen to?” and “What kind of bird was it?”

My answers were “Well it happened to me and any bird would have been scary to have flying and flapping around in the back of your car!”

The bird was a crow and since I’ve told a few people this terrifying story they’ve told me stories of people they know that this has happened to as well.  So apparently it’s more common than one thinks.  Be careful when driving with your windows down you never know what may fly into your car! 


PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

That's a good reason to keep the windows up and the air conditioner on.

One of my sisters used to drive a car birds seemed drawn to--to die at any rate. Everywhere she went birds would fly right out in front of the hood and get smacked. Stupid birds.

Incidentally on the news this morning they said red is the most attractive color for birds to poop on. Green is the least attractive.

middle said...

well my car is black so perhaps it's popular like red...? that's the only excuse for the bird tht I can think of...

Liz said...

I think the sound would freak me out, plus worrying about the bird as you're driving. It would be nerve-wracking.

The only similar thing that has ever happened to me is having a bird fly into a classroom. Not the same, obviously, as no moving tons of metal, but a room full of students doesn't help matters.

middle said...

a room full of students = more screaming and freaking out!!