There are lots of little birds around my house, but there is one in particular I have grown pretty fond of. This little bird’s call sounds like it is constantly yelling out Ned!
At first I thought this bird was introducing himself. Like, hey I’m Ned!
But after months of this, I thought, even birds are smart enough to move past introductions so I investigated a little further. To my surprise the bird calling out Ned! was a female bird. She was tired and beyond irritated.
It was pretty obvious what was going on here. Ned was her deadbeat bird husband who did nothing to help around their bird house. Ned was always off canoodling with the blue jays and cardinals and frankly, Ned’s wife was tired of his shit.
So Ned’s bird wife sits at home all day yelling out Ned! until he decides to come back. I can’t help thinking maybe if she didn’t nag him all day Ned would want to come home.
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