Could be a corner of Trafalgar Square but clearly it’s not. The lions are missing, for one thing. Or it could be a still from the famous Alfred Hitchcock flick, The Birds. But then, how to explain the one-of-a-kind environment that could only be a Castries Street. In fact, the location is the junction of Jeremie and Chisel Streets.
Moreover, as can plainly be seen, the birds here pictured can hardly be called angry. Not yet anyway. Despite the growing scarcity of food, VAT-rated and otherwise, these pigeons are still able to pick up what they need from open trash cans and from folks who still persist, despite Tomas & Company, in the nasty habit of throwing away whatever their mouths no longer want, right there in the street.
On the other hand, Hitchcock’s Birds didn’t start out bad. Humans drove them crazy and then couldn’t deal with the consequences. Can you imagine coming out of your favorite restaurant or the supermarket to find yourself under attack by hungry animals, feathered and otherwise? Have you ever felt the beak of a blackbird? Hard as rock and sharp as a Masai spear. You don’t want that in your eye, or anywhere below your belt buckle, trust me.
And so, what to do? Well, for one, we better decide to put right all that’s wrong with the country and driving us all nuts. We could begin by checking the source—and dealing with it!