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12 November 2008 @ 09:12 am
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.

Listening to: The Polyphonic Spree - "Section 27: Mental Cabaret"
theballadofyoko on November 12th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
A block away from the Bisque House, I saw an old woman throwing bread crumbs on the sidewalk, and there were a whole bunch of pigeons there. I think I saw the white pigeon this morning too.

Or maybe it's an omen of DOOM.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red cameraassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Interesting.... yeah, I think it could very well be both a harbinger of doom and just cruising for a free meal.
theballadofyoko on November 12th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
"Beware! I bring a message of DOOM! -oh hey, can I have a bite of bagel?"
Kegboykegboy on November 12th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Didn't you notice the message attached to its leg? Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I even bother... sigh.

His name was Frank and after this failure to get your attention Im sure he'll taste delicious.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the ape looking backassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Dude! I can't believe I didn't check his leg for little rolled up messages! Ah, well... bon appetit!
lilyvalleylilyvalley on November 12th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
It was probably the bird of happiness, wanting to fly up your nose. But noooo, no happiness for you.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
I thought that one was supposed to be blue? I was promised blueidity!
zantimisfit on November 12th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Bull! You can't tell anything by a pigeon looking at you. There's nothing behind their eyes; no awareness, no soul, just emptiness.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ballerina escapeassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Dude, you haven't met every pigeon in the world!
captian_whamo on November 12th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe he wanted a hug? maybe he was really a carrier pigeon who wanted to tell you the queens secrets? maybe he thought you had a pretty pocket and wanted its contents. did you look to make sure he didnt have a shank for those not willing to give up the goods?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Parisian Primateassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
He seemed shankless, but perhaps he had an accomplice whom I narrowly avoided with my fast walking!
captian_whamo on November 12th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Good thinking on the fast walking. I wouldnt trust a pretty pigeon. he was clearly the bait in a feathered crime ring.
jamie_powerjamie_power on November 12th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
"totally white"? Are you sure it wasn't a dove?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: raining womenassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Good point. As I understand it, they're basically the same bird, but with different habitats, right? So, it could have been a message of peace, eh?
Pallaspallasathene8 on November 13th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Are you absolutely certain they were the same bird and not a series of similar birds?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red massageassmonkeydiary on November 13th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Well, that's not impossible, but totally white pigeons are fairly unusual around here. They're mostly gray.
The ShanMonster: On the stairsshanmonster on November 14th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
Pigeons are the flying wizards of Satan.