Reason #156 to Wear a Helmet During Your Commute

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Some say being crapped on by a bird is good luck. That is possible. I certainly consider it good luck that this particular bird had good enough aim to not hit one of my helmet vents.

Also, moments before (or after? I didn’t notice the new decoration on my Bern until I got to work) the shit hit the helmet, Le Peug and I had the positive experience of being recognized by reader and fellow bike commuter Matt. Good luck or karmic balance? You be the judge…

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15 thoughts on “Reason #156 to Wear a Helmet During Your Commute

  1. Karen says:

    l’ve been shat on twice, both times while walking, so no helmet. I always wonder if it is some sort of sign but then remember that I am not at all superstitious. It’s hard not to take it personally.

  2. Lynn says:

    Did it happen on Friday the 13th?
    I’m a glass-half-full person, so I would have considered it lucky that it hit the helmet and not my clothes.

  3. Ha-ha! Best reason I have ever heard to wear a helmet!

  4. dottie says:

    Hilarious! It DID happen on Friday the 13th – too funny. I was intrigued when you said you had a great reason to wear a helmet. I never would have guessed. Glad you recorded this for posterity.

  5. Allison says:

    Well, is he a good looking fellow blogger? I’m just saying. Those that bike together stay together. Or, something :) Sorry, I’m exhausted and Wes is making me watch a bad movie. I must keep myself entertained. Ha!

    LOVE this post Trisha!

  6. Perhaps if you hadn’t been wearing the helmet, you might have riding more carefully. That might have slowed you down enough for the shit to miss you entirely. ;)

    If you want to look at in the Karmic way, you wouldn’t have begrudged the poop on the head, because you would be burning off bad karma. Better to have shit on the head than something worse. Especially on Friday the 13th.

    But I’m still happy you dodged the bird dodo,

  7. Carolyn says:

    This is hilarious Trisha!!

    Can’t believe that happened on Friday the 13th though..wow..what are the odds?

    Of course, I have birds, so I get it all the time. :) I have to do a shirt ‘check’ every time I leave the house. LOL!!

  8. anna says:

    I white helmet would be have been even better ;-).

  9. Nice, This bird was obviously a B-17 bombardier in a past life. I’ve been pooped on by birds more than I can count because one of DenCo’s main bike paths goes underneath several bridges. Keep in mind something that will bring tears to your eyes. A bee flying into a vent in yer helmet and stinging you. That smarts…it’s happened twice to me so far.

  10. Tinker says:

    Are you familiar with the Farside cartoon, “How Birds See the World”?

    A man walking down below, an elderly woman, even a dog, all with targets painted on their heads.

    And then their is the man/boy washing and waxing his beloved car, while a bird sits above on a telephone wire, “You are MINE!”.

  11. meligrosa says:

    this is hilarious!

  12. matt says:

    That is hilarious! you are lucky it did not go into one of those vents.

  13. Trisha says:

    I totally forgot that it was Friday the 13th! I think I was lucky, then. And Tinker, I love that cartoon!

  14. Scott says:

    A hat would have worked just as well.

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