#83 Annoyed – ‘Hitting Geese Is Not Fun’

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In 2009 US Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport with 155 people onboard, as this very heavy piece of metal was hurtling towards the sky it hit a flock of geese. This resulted in complete engine failure. Now I am not an engineer or a pilot, but I think that is bad. In fact I’d go so far as to say it is a really bad thing. The pilot Chelsey Sullenburger and the other one who apparently has no one name, were able to land the plane in the Hudson River without any fatalities*.

In the last week or two I have been in relatively high spirits. I’ve felt motivated and upbeat throughout this time and I would go so far as to say my take off was well underway. I’d been down there on the rock and now I was reaching for the stars again – or a more reasonably, a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. The last couple of days I was especially confident that I’d finally be able to put on the auto pilot and enjoy the ride for a while.

Then today happened.

Not that I’d ever want to down play the events back in 2009 but I think what happened to me today was exactly the same. Not literally of course, I haven’t been in a plane crash, but figuratively. OK, just say it. I managed, somehow, to lose a small child’s umbrella. It was their favourite umbrella and it had lady bugs on it, and it cost upwards €3.

Now I know what you’re thinking; it should be worth at least double that. And you’re right, but I can only assume the family got a bargain. Ah, yeah, you were thinking about that and the massive overreaction.

I don’t know why such a small event has had such a big impact on me and my mentality today. I was feeling good and I hit those poor geese and I’ve been gliding back to this rock ever since. It is not a major crash, everyone will survive, but it has certainly taken the wind out of my sails. The power out of my engine. The mouse out of my mouse wheel. The lithium out of my battery. The jam out of my donut. The ‘wee’ out of my tweets.

It has taken a lot, and for an umbrella that is quite impressive. Naturally I know how ridiculous the reaction is, but it seems so chemical, I don’t seem part of it. Logically it is fine, I can replace it. I don’t mean to brag, but I have the financial clout to just do that. But like kids in a park, I just seem to have no control over my body, it is running off in all directions and I’m left standing there surrounded by dead geese.


*That word always reminds me of Mortal Combat – finish him!

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        1. Mindfump

          All of those things are indeed correct, I think Buffy hit the nail on the head. It is a slight on my ability to be responsible maybe. Plus it is a massive over-reaction haha. I am sure I will be fine, but I love that people like your good self come and be good people on my blog. Your presence is always welcome.


  1. Buffy Devane

    Well, I can indeed appreciate this as I was essentially devastated by not being able to ‘recapture’ my god-daughter’s balloon in the park fete-thing last summer until it was… too late.
    The little girl probably got over it more quickly than I did(!)

    If you are indeed anything like me (ah!) it’s a case of a rather over-developed sense of responsibility, I think?
    Once again, just a thought that came to me.

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      1. Buffy Devane

        Yep: it sits heavy alright.
        Rest assured, you’re not alone (for what that’s worth, of course) and there will indeed be a solution of sorts… but sadly not one that’s readily accessible at the moment.
        And yes, it can SEEM silly… but silly it ain’t. 🙂

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          1. Buffy Devane

            Gosh, you’re a gentleman, Mindfump… I do try to practice “positivity without BS”, as a chum calls it, so it’s very nice of you to say that. It means I must be doing something right!
            And I’m also very glad you’re present here, good sir: every post is appreciated. 🙂

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          2. Buffy Devane

            Most kind. 🙂 Well I look forward to more posts from you! (I’m also try to churn out some more…)
            My friend? Haha well, she frightens me a bit (which is sort of her ‘thing’… a lot of my female friends frighten me, actually) but she does indeed have a heart of gold. 🙂

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          3. Mindfump

            I think I’d be posting them whether you wanted them or not haha. It is my medicine right now. She sounds like a diamond, you need someone who can keep you on your toes. Think she ticks the box.

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          4. Buffy Devane

            Haha, seriously, that’s the best attitude!
            And it is indeed good medicine. 😉
            Yep; I’ve a small number of compassionate, slightly terrifying close friends who do me a lot of good — they’re the wise sisters and I’m the slightly foolish, whimsical little brother. That works for me. 😉

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          5. Mindfump

            That is a great band of brothers (and sisters). Travelling so much kind of contributes negatively to any stable wolf pack of friends. So I’m rather envious of what sound like a great group of people.

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          6. Buffy Devane

            Well, I do appreciate that… it’s probably not quite what it sounds like as the people concerned aren’t particularly good friends with each other! Actually, I still consider myself a bit of a loner — in light of what I said just previously, that may sound odd.
            The important thing is to make connections, I think, and keep on making them. (But I can only speak for me… as ever.)

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  2. Kalie Zamierowski

    I frequently let things that “don’t seem like a big deal” throw me off track (and am also Bipolar, which I mention because you use it in a tag). I got a high blood pressure reading yesterday and fell into a pit of despair over something that “logically” isn’t the end of the world. Anyway, I hope you’re feeling better about the situation. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Mindfump

      Sorry to hear about your high reading, little things can really knock you right off track. I think as along as we try to understand it, we can adapt to it. I hope you are feeling better, and thank you so much for commenting.

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  3. fortyandeverythingafter

    I like this post a lot. Not of course because if the whole umbrella debacle (which is obviously a dreadful loss – what with the ladybugs and all!). But the way you capture the humour of having a mind that doesn’t always behave. I’ve been there (wait, I am there?). I think I’m going to enjoy and your blog 🙂

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  4. Rebecca

    I had to read it twice because the first time I read it, all I was thinking was ‘poor geese’!! And you say no fatalities… I beg to differ!!

    Anyway, second time of reading I could comprehend your story…. but isn’t it good to somewhat realise that it is chemical? Because it is. You would just think they could have found a drug for that by now…. I’ve tried my own to no avail!

    One positive note though, you are still standing, the flock of dead and bloodied geese around you are not. Hence = you are doing better then the geese! Or = be happy you are not a goose because they can get hit by giant metal birds in the sky! Splash…..

    I tend to stay away from kids and their demon-like ways and undeserving afflictions of guilt.

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    1. Mindfump

      Well that is true, the metaphorical geese did perish. How could I be so cruel? It is good to realise it is a chemical reaction but then equally, it kind of suggests there is not much I can do to prevent it in the future. If it is entirely chemical that is. Either way I am happy I am not a goose.

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