Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bird

Leave it to me to open the door to our neighborhood "block leader" the day we moved in and somehow get on her email distribution list. Now I get the world's most random emails (like the following) on a regular basis, this one entitled "Bird": 

"Is anyone missing a bird, or know of anyone missing a bird.  
One of the neighbors found a tame bird that cannot fly.  If you know of anyone, please let me know."

And the first thing that comes to mind is how on earth a flightless bird escaped from somewhere! Hopping? And of course there's never any follow-up to these emails, no "Pickles the Parakeet has been reunited with his owner!" Just random emails about random things, and I'm left to feel guilty when I don't respond to them.

Or the one entitled "I'VE BEEN HIT!!!!!!" where the scene of money theft appears to have involved an unlocked car, a missing nickel, and a garage too full of junk to house said car. 

I probably shouldn't complain, but what I'd like to know is how these things are newsworthy and then she fails to comment on, for example, the ridiculously loud fireworks/bombs going off for ten minutes straight at 2am once. I was really looking forward to the email on that one. Nothing. 

Whatev.




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