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Friday, May 26, 2006

Am I Any Better?

[Perhaps it would be best to preface this entry with a post that was previously written, entitled "To Hammock (When a good thing goes bad)" posted in April 2006. "Am I Any Better" will make more sense in light of that entry.]

This is a view that I witnessed in the town of Dubrovnik.

If you can't quite see what we're looking at, let's take a closer look.

Still not sure? Let's just go ahead and zoom in a little further. That is correct, it is a pigeon.

This is very similar to the sight I saw from my balcony while I was hammocking ("To Hammock: When a good thing goes bad"). Except this time I was positioned above the pigeon. Previously, the pigeon had been positioned as the picture above represents, and proceeded to relieve itself on me.

This time I had the higher ground and a chance for payback. Put yourself in my shoes. My hammocking excursion had been thwarted my multiple pigeon efforts. They took advantage of their higher ground and ruined my hammocking pleasure. Now this pigeon, which (from my perspective) represented all that is pigeondom, sat there, unaware of his foe that lurked above.

I must admit my adolescent desire for revenge. Perhaps relieving myself on this little pigeon would not make a wrong right, but somewhere deep down inside would grin heartily. Somewhat shamefully (in hindsight) I pondered this divine retribution. Fortunately for the pigeon (and the pride of my family-although the pride of my family may have already diminished from the thought and admitance of my desire for vengeance) Taylor acted as my voice of reason.

As she stood there contemplating the reason for my childish laughter, she inquired to cause of my mirth. As I related my immature musings, she shamefully rebuked me in personal embarrassment. I considered her counsel and realized that this was neither the time nor the place for revenge, and perhaps not even the proper method.

In conclusion, I fear that in regard to motive and desire, I am no better than the pigeon. In regard to actual response (ignoring circumstance and presence of wise counsel) my actions could lead one to the belief that, indeed, I am better than the pigeon. You be the judge.


  • At 2:46 AM, Blogger Zoran said…

    Very funny, indeed. As for me, i just have to say:

    1) the pigeon didn't do it on purpose, he just didn't care
    2) i somewhat doubt whether you could reach that pigeon in eye-for-an-eye manner, except with water baloons, and that would be just childish
    3) the pigeon would not feel or understand the reason for his temporary discomfort and that being totaly different pigeon than the one that relieved onto you, the punishment would not be properly directed

    To draw a conclusion: sorry man, that pigeon is better than you :D

  • At 10:58 PM, Blogger Matt Mikalatos said…

    Remind me to tell you my frog story this summer. It has to do with revenge against the animal kingdom.

  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger Alexis said…

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  • At 9:45 PM, Blogger kristen said…

    Wait, so did you pee on the pigeon or not? I'm going to be sorely disapppointed if you were shamed into not doing it. I fully support peeing on birds, when given the opportunity. Never know when it will happen again. You'd never know that I'm a well bred gentlewoman, would you?


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