Thursday, April 22, 2010
Now, it seems that nature is taking its revenge on me for my lack of positive feelings towards it. In this most difficult moment of the academic year, I am persecuted by birds. There are flocks of geese living next to my house and in front of my building at work and they screech all the time. There are also other birds next to where I live and they start chirping insanely early in the morning. Tonight, the pandemonium began at 4:52 in the morning. I know this because the screeching and the chirping woke me up at this insane hour. I tried going back to sleep, but the birds were relentless. The crazy noises they make drove me out of the house and into my office at the ungodly hour of 6:20 am.
Of course, when I arrived at work, I discovered that the screeching continues here as well. And it is even louder than the screeching I experience at home. The geese on campus are extremely aggressive, too. The student lore has it that a student was expelled last year for defending himself against the angry geese by hitting them with his backpack. So now self-defense is out of the question. For me, the noises these hellish creatures make is the worst aspect of having them around. Coupled with my current level of exhaustion, the screeching is really getting to be too much.