Crapped on again

December 16th, 2007 at 3:28 pm by David Farrar

I was in the grounds of Parliament yesterday, being interviewed by Brian and Helen for their “Following Alexis West” documentary about NZ’s switch to MMP.

Around ten minutes into the interview and whooosh a pigeon craps on both Brian and myself.  I’m not sure the footage will make it into the final film, but as you can imagine my reaction wasn’t one of great pleasure.

Ironically it was only a couple of days earlier that I was recounting to someone at the press gallery party how I first met one of the PM’s press secs – being the last time I was crapped on.  I worked for a small firm that did advertising and PR for Porirua City Council and we arranged a photo op at a landfill for one of the Councillors. The journalist, Juli, worked for Porirua News and we both got crapped on by a pigeon.  We still argue about whether the bird was aiming for the PR person or the journalist.  Ironically Juli is now a press secretary (a version of PR) and I’m now a blogger (a neathandal version of the journalist species).

I suppose being crapped on every 12 years is not too bad a record, but frankly twice is more than enough.  It wouldn’t be so bad if I had a gun to retaliate with!

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7 Responses to “Crapped on again”

  1. Rob Hosking (77 comments) says:

    Got hit once in what I swear was a bombing run by two or three of the little buggers on the corner of Queen and Shortland Sts in Auckland.

    I heard the splatter before it hit, coming across the ashfelt, turned and took one full on the nose. Someone behind me got hit as well.

    The volume suggested more than one bird: either that or it was pretty crook.

    I had to laugh – not a lot else to do – but the other guy didn’t see the funny side at all.

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  2. Max Call (212 comments) says:

    isn’t it meant to be good luck?
    or do people just say that to make you feel better!

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  3. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    What are you moaning about David, you should milk cows, these animals have crapping down to a fine art.

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  4. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Don’t like been shat on from high? Just wait till after January first 2008….

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  5. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    sorry should read ‘being shat on from high’…

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  6. Brownie () says:

    Wasn’t perchance Juli Clausen was it DPF?

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  7. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Once in my life, many years ago

    Lightening doesn’t strike twice??

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