Do Your Love Birds Mango? Part Two
September 12, 2010
Dear, sweet, intelligent, articulate, very happy, Internet savvy, English speaking, domestic Bird had fallen hopelessly in love with charming and versatile Charlie Too. Bird emailed the handsome Palm Cockatoo in New Guinea. But he could not read English.
When no reply to her email was received, Bird, rejected and despondent, no longer rejoiced in speaking her favorite English phrases such as “Hi, there”, “Bye-bye”, “Why are you doing that?”, “Oh, no”, “Don’t go there”, and “Uh-huh”.
Even worse, the family had heavily relied upon Bird answering the phone for them. Since her amorous rejection, whenever the phone rang, Bird, who used to answer, “Hello,” now sobbed, “Rachetta, rachetta, rachetta.” And who knows what that means!
Prior to her rejection, whenever a door opened, Bird enthusiastically would inquire, “Who’s there?”
And, when a door closed, Bird would sadly exclaim, “Bye-bye!”
Now, Bird said nothing.
Upon reflection, every family member perceived Bird to be possessed with amazing perspicacity. Bird understood what was happening at every turn of event. But since she had fallen in love….well…frankly, Bird had fallen apart.
Where could they go? Where might the family find help? Can’t someone direct them to a supportive and informed MCPL library clerk where enthusiastic and useful answers endlessly abound…
.....TO BE CONTINUED…