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The Path Less Pooped

Routine was re-established today. Well, somewhat. It’s the first day back at school and I’m excited. I’m excited because I do much better when there is a routine in place.

So this morning was back to walking to school and exercising. I went on a long-ish walk along the river and it was blissful. As I was walking along one section of the path I noticed a lot of fresh bird poo. Not a pile, it was scattered.

As I dodged the fresh grenades, hoping that one wasn’t going to land on me, I started to question my approach. Is it better to avoid the pooped on areas of the path, or seek them out? Aside from not wanting to get your shoes dirty of course, which approach is going to offer the lowest odds of getting through unscathed?

I suppose it depends on the nature of the high frequency poopage. Does it relate to a comfortable perch? If so, definitely avoid. But, if it relates to a general flock of birds feeding in a large tree and moving around, will the previously pooped on areas be less attractive for further perching/pooping? Are you more likely to get pooped on in the open areas?

You can see I tackle the big issues in my mind as I exercise. You’ll be pleased to know that I made it through cleanly, embracing my initial instinct to avoid the pooped on sections of path. I feel like there’s a lesson in there somewhere, but it’s not coming to me right now. Right now, it’s just a silly anecdote that I felt like writing down. Now onto a productive day!