November 12th, 2008

amd: angel and the ape gigantic

Pigeon of Doom

On my way to the subway this morning, just as I was passing the Bisque House, I saw this totally white pigeon sitting on the sidewalk and we kind of stared at each other and nodded like we were saying hello or something. Then I went on, crossed the street, turned a corner and all of a sudden there was a fluttering of wings behind me and that white pigeon curves around and lands right in front of me. I gave him a look like "Fancy seeing you again!" and he gives me this real serious look like "Dude, I'm here for a reason!" But I just kept going, got to the end of the block and just as I'm about to turn another corner, the bird flies up and lands on the railing to this wheelchair ramp right next to me. And I give him a "What the hell?" look and he gives me this "I am a messenger from the supernatural! You must heed me as a warning!" look. That kind of freaked me out so I hurried on and got down into the subway without it following me.

Most likely it's just some pampered pigeon that's used to crazy old people in South Philly feeding it their leftover bread and was giving me multiple opportunities to provide breakfast. But it still struck me as rather odd.