Karma didn’t waste her time getting me back last week.
I met up with my BFFs for an overdue morning tea and chin wag and we got talking about being swooped by magpies. One of my friends showed us a hilarious video of one of her children being swooped (please note – no children were injured in the filming of said swooping) and we were pissing ourselves laughing at her.
stupidly bragged that I had never ever been swooped by a magpie. Big mistake. Huge.
The. Very. Next. Day.
I walked the girls to school as I usually but I decided that because I had so much to do today, that I would go straight home instead of continuing on my (exercise) walk.
So I left my babes at the school gate, turned around and headed home. Just a street away from home, I was minding my own business and not realising that I had just become a target.
And then this…..
Uh huh. I’m so thankful for my friends’ concern….
You can just feel their concern, right?
It probably didn’t help that I may have looked like a maggie. Note to self – don’t wear black and white during magpie season.
Thinking that I would get some sympathy from the darling husband, I retold the whole story and waited.
And his response?
“You should have carried a stick.”
Moral of the story – don’t make lame excuses to get out of your morning walk.
If I kept on for my walk, I would have done a full circle and avoided the swoop zone.
Tell me, have you ever been swooped by a magpie? Or have you been witness to someone else being swooped?