Saturday, September 13, 2008

Score one for Thomas Hobbes

On my drive in to work on Friday, I was following a car that suddenly swerved to the right for no apparent reason. As they drove on, however, I realized what the driver had done - they had intentionally swerved into a flock of pigeons that was picking at some trash on the ground. In the car's wake, I saw that at least two of the pigeons were dead. I could not believe it. For a moment I thought about chasing after them, but quickly realized that was not a good idea. It was so upsetting that I started crying on the freeway. I am no fan of swarms of pigeons (visiting the piazza San Marco was like a living nightmare!) but I would never try to hit one on purpose. How can anyone be so cruel?

1 comment:

angi said...

whoa ... that's crazy!! i also hate pigeons but hating them doesn't have to mean intentionally killing them! but i think you made the right call to not chase after them...