What does it mean when…

… a bird poops on you? It’s not like I’m in Piazza San Marco aka Poopalapolis. It  is Halloween and I am superstitious. My friend, Poob, and I set out early this morning for some meditative contemplation followed by breakfast. The weather here is so good right now, we sat outside. When it was time to leave, I had my purse hanging off one arm, a bag on the other. A bird shat on the inside of my left wrist. (Yes, “shat” is a word.)

I know that bird poop is a dime a … plop. But I seem to remember it means something if it hits you. Taking it just a bit further, it must mean something SUPER whatever if it hits the inside of your left wrist.

I know it is disgusting. I know it means the bird had to use the “facilities”.  But I swear it means something … if you know, tell me. Or I will haunt you….bwahahahahahahaha!



38 thoughts on “What does it mean when…

  1. I love that you tagged this “bird pooped on my wrist.” That’ll help the weird Google searches!

    I really don’t know if it’s good luck or not…a starling pooped on my brother’s head once – luckily, he had a ball cap on.


    • Hey Wendy – I thought if my header didn’t indicate the “mess” I wouldn’t be making another hot mess. Oh well. A bird pooped on top of my friend, Loulou’s head, just before she walked into a sorority rush party. I think she told them it was a yarmulke.

  2. I looked this up, and it is good luck, but the amount of good luck depends on the type of bird. Was it a raven or an owl, by any chance?? Play the lottery if it was.

  3. Wouldn’t you know it….I innocently type in “bird Poop” in the search engine…and guess where I land? Izzie…you are having a weird week! 🙂

  4. “innocently” + you, methinks NOT! Weird, indeed – wore two different earrings today, unbeknownst to me til Poob said something. Told her it was my Halloween costume. Robin Hood was our waiter. Cooking Partner and I just ran by Whole Foods where a skeleton was the checker. CRAZY.

  5. I am seriously waiting for this answer, because I was once the lucky recipient of bird poop ON MY HEAD.

    • Hey Renee – see my reply to Wendy’s comment above! Whatever the case, it is supposed to be good luck. Found out later, it landed on my purse, too, so I guess I’m going to be lucky and rich? Hahahahaha!

  6. It’s meant to be good luck… but the first and only time a bird crapped on me was on my first date EVER… and how much good luck can bird poo really bring?

  7. OK…time to get serious. You are a dear friend and a nice lady so I did some research for you. I did find that there is indeed a an implied meaning to the act of a bird defecating inside a persons left wrist. After much research and cross-checking, I can tell you that having a bird or any species of fowl take a royal poop-ola on the inside of your left wrist indicates that you are a hoarder. Just thought you would want to know. No.. No… No need for thanks. I am just happy to help.

  8. Happy Halloween Izziedarling! I think when a bird poops on you, it’s good luck. I got poop’d on the head once and had to get a wash and haircut, so not sure it was good luck, but at least I look somewhat decent after that haircut. Lol.

  9. Sounds very odd, hope you don’t wake on the morrow with a gaggle of birds at your door step?

  10. Hedge your bets and do the lottery tickets.

  11. That’s so icky and odd. A strange kind of Halloween surprise.

  12. My parents were drinking tea outdoors with an older lady, a real character, when a bird pooped on her. She looked up, looked at my parents, shrugged her shoulders and said, “For the rich people, they sing.”
    Sorry – I have no insight into the significance, but I love your post, as always!

  13. Whenever something like this happens to me, I tend to look at it metaphorically, with me representing me and the bird representing life, but I like Vodka’s explanation better.

  14. I’m too lazy to Google exactly where this is, but there are some places where you can get a bird poop facial. They say the poop has something in it that is great for your skin.
    Still, I don’t recommend smearing the poop on your face if/when this happens again. Sounds like something that should be done by professionals.

  15. I see that everyone said “good luck.” That’s what I thought it meant, too.

    At first, with as much as birds hate me, I was surprised a bird had never shat on me. But since it means “good luck,” that explains why it’s never happened.

  16. That is nuts, and totally hilarious (sorry if that’s offensive). Birds are strange creatures. One time I got out of my mom’s van and a bird flew into the side of my head and then kicked off of my head to fly away. Hopefully your encounter will not affect your week in any way. 🙂

  17. OMG – kicked off from your head? That is the BEST ever. Hope you weren’t injured, but really, that is amazing 🙂

  18. omg i get paranoid when i see a flock of birds flying overhead. i seriously think one of them will poop on me.

  19. Well, i don’t know what it means, but I did have it happen to me one time while sunbathing on Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL. Luckily, I was face down so it blessed my back instead of possibly my face. Let’s just say we’re the “chosen” ones!

  20. I tried to look up in a bird “shatting” on you could be good luck in any culture. Sorry to informam you Izzie Darling, no such luck and you are screwed! 🙂

  21. I’m pretty sure that bird poop on your wrist means four more weeks of groundhogs.

  22. I think it means that birds find you attractive, and are marking their territory. Watch out — it will be like a scene from “The Birds” for you soon. Just run!

  23. I’m still pretty sure that this somehow all comes back to hoarding in some way…

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