A bird in hand…

a-bird-in-handOk, I am now officially convinced that I am the magnet for the absurd. I think these things happen to me on days when I am sure there is nothing inside my head worth blogging about.

I was out doing errands. Seriously, just a suburban yenta out going about her mundane business. You know, Staples, drug store, supermarket. The usual stuff. It was a perfect summer evening. 

Apparently  a perfect summer evening TO TAKE YOUR BIRD OUT FOR A RIDE!

I am not making this up. This is no Photoshop ploy (not that I don’t have that skill set, of course). I pulled into the King Kullen Shopping Center parking lot and in the car next to me was this yellow-shirted woman with matching… 


Having been a bird owner in a past life (another post for sure) this baby looks like a sun conure. (mine was a nanday conure named Picasso and it HATED Gary even though he bought it for me… do the math).

So, this woman was just parked. Every once in awhile she would scratch him behind the head (they love that). I parked, took a few pictures, food shopped, came out of the store and she was still there. 

I must drive by in the morning. You can’t make this stuff up!

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Filed under absurdities, humor

6 responses to “A bird in hand…

  1. Liz

    LOL! or should I say, Tweet.

  2. Matt

    haha so i went to the mets game last night and this post reminds me of this crazy guy with a neon green died bird dressed up as a woman riding around on a bike with a bird sitting on his wig and his dog in tow…who had neon colors spray painted on its ears in feet

  3. I never got the bird-as-pet thing till we met 2 of the most personable cockatoos on vacation this year. Amazing photo.

  4. margi

    Thanks for the laugh at the end of a looooong day. LOve it.

  5. Lol, nice could do it better. But I still prefer the green cheeked conure

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