Today started out great.
I’ve worked on and off at a university for the past couple of years. This morning, I had to stop by campus for an appointment. Classes are online due to the pandemic, so the place was dead.
After my appointment, I took the long way back to my car. It was early enough to still be crisp and cool, but the sun was shining and birds were chirping away. I was taking it all in and loving every second of it.
But then I turned a corner and met this guy.
Now, to clarify- Turkeys are fairly common in my area, so I have been around them pretty regularly for about 14 years. We have always respected each other’s space and there has never been any sort of animosity.
I don’t know if I may have breathed too loud or blinked suspiciously, but this bird was not having it. Within seconds, he charged. So my quiet amble turned into a sprint down 2 and a half blocks, with me yelling at him to “Quit being so ruuuuude!!!” and him squawking back what I assume were sheer profanities.
I got away unscathed and was delirious with laughter all the way back to my car. And it made me think...
We are always trying so hard to stay positive. We smile, we give, we comfort. We do everything in our power to keep our inner lights burning bright for ourselves and for others, so that we may enjoy more good days than bad. But some days… some days, you get chased by a turkey.
And that is ok.
So as this tumultuous year comes to a close, I wish you this: May your days be peaceful, rewarding and joyous. But most importantly, may your days be turkey-less. 😂💖
You should have opened the door of car and took it home 🦃and I will let you guess what happens next😋
🤣 If he chased me for multiple blocks, could you imagine the damage he'd do if he were trapped in a car with me??
I might go vegetarian after this... Maybe that's just what he wants! 😳