Pigeon Poop Blamed For Awning Collapse

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    themoonisdown09

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    First, a guy blames an airline for getting him drunk which resulted in him beating his wife (link)... now the police are blaming pigeons for destroying cars. What's next?
     
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    4 to 5 inches?! They must have some big pigeons out west.
     
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    and wouldn't the gas station owner be responsible for keeping the place clean and working? mindlessness again.
     
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    Am I the only one that smiled at reading a BMW and a Hummer?? :D
     
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    certainly not. its a somewhat funny scenario. but its pretty crappy overall. ;)
     
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    Being a BMW owner myself, I feel bad for the owner of the BMW who had his/her car covered in pigeon crap and the gas station awning.


    But I can not say that I feel bad for the owner of the Hummer... :p :D
     
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    themoonisdown09

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    Yeah... sounds like the gas station was a real sh*t hole!
     
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    rdowns

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    4 to 5 inches. Think of all the people pumping gas that were saved from getting pooped on. Surely, sacrificing a Hummer and BMW were worth it.
     
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    True, at least no people were hurt. :)


    Still, that must have been an interesting phone call to the insurance company, "Hello. Yes. My BMW was in an accident involving a ton of pigeon crap." :D
     
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    Way to pigeonhole BMW and Hummer drivers, people.
     
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    This story sure is laying it on thick. Boo hoo, a Hummer got crushed.
     
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    :)

    A bit surprising that it was stacked up that high.

    :)

    Snort!

    Well, from a pigeon's perspective, everything is a target. :D
     
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    Indeed...4-5 inches thick...:p
     
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    Out here (and especially in Yuma), they're properly referred to as CanMinniOhicus Snowbirdus, or the common North American Snowbird. Seen throughout the southern third of Arizona from October through April, the very mature of the species (typically in excess of 62 years) commonly clog highways, shopping malls, and budget restaurants (peaking at 3pm).

    In the less-entertaining parts of the state (Yuma, again), they amuse themselves by climbing from the roofs of their RV's onto adjoining structures and crapping. When caught, Alzheimer's is the usual excuse, but they are easily proven to be lying by the incessant giggling.
     
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    Not at all. 99% of the BMW drivers I know are pricks, and Hummer, well, it's a Hummer, good enough excuse for me :D
     
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    ***crosses fingers & hopes to be in the other 1%*** :cool:
     
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    If you are here, than it's a given. :D
     
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    Big-TDI-Guy

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    Reminds me of that joke.

    What's the difference between a Porcupine and a BMW? Porcupines pricks are on the outside. ;)
     
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    Whew, what a relief! :D :)
     
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    What a fowl smelling place that must have been.
     
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    Wow, I did not know that pigeon poop was so corrosive that it could do that! :eek:
     
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    Yep, but the owner rarely if ever show up anymore.

    Some might not even know how to find the properties they own.

    The managers you will notice for most places care more about meeting their labor vs. sales goals than making sure the place they run is clean.

    They used to make sure the entire place was clean, floors scrubbed inside and out, and the trash picked up.

    Now you have to hope that you can climb the trash and your feet won't stick to the sidewalks outside the store. Of course you might be lucky and visit on their annual steam cleaning.

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    And who even climbs on the roof over the pumps?
     

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