In Disney movies, there are always magical birds who befriend the princess, sing along with her, cheer her up and help her get prince charming. As a kid, I wanted to be a Disney princess, complete with my own set of magical birds to wake me every morning.
And now, I do have my own birds, but they are SO not the Disney fairy tale. In fact, they are driving me f*cking crazy.
The ledge outside my bedroom window is a popular gathering place for birds in summer. Why? I have no idea. At first I thought it was kind of charming, having birds greet me when I wake up, but then those little bastards starting singing at 5 a.m. even on weekends and, well they DON’T STOP.
While I lay in bed, trying to squeeze out the last few minutes of peace before my day starts, those little shits are outside my window, cat calling to each other, or whatever they’re doing in bird language.
I won’t lie, I can get a little…testy…when I’m woken from a nice slumber, so while birds sing to me early in the morning, I cover my face in my pillow and scream back, “PLEASE FOR THE SWEET LOVE OF GOD SHUT UP!”
They don’t understand me. It’s almost as if they do it now to purposefully irritate the sh*t out of me.
The other morning, I was woken up early by one in particular that was chirping just outside my screen and I got up and hit the glass, sending him away in fear. Gosh if that works, imagine what will happen when the BB gun or air rifle come out :)
I’ll trade the birds for Prince Charming, or the above mentioned gun. Really, I’m not picky, the cosmos can pick for me.
I know it goes with “apartment living” but is it really necessary for birds/car alarms/neighbors to do this to us? What sounds or noises wake you up or keep you up late at night?