Thursday, April 05, 2012

Two blue parrots

Two blue parrots is a syndrome I'm assigning to modern life. The other day I did in fact see a man walking (along the Fulham Road in London) with two large, blue parrots on his shoulders. I was walking behind him. The parrots occasionally checked me out. They were magnificent birds. But what I noticed, apart from the parrots, was that either no one else noticed them (too busy tapping/talking on their phones) or they purposely avoided looking at the man and his parrots. Maybe they thought the man was crazy. I wanted to throw their phones away, shake them, force them to look! Look! Two blue parrots! Not something you see every day is it? People in cities are so cynical, making out they've seen everything, they don't want to show a flicker of emotion or interest in a stranger, even if he does have two blue parrots on his shoulder.

Previously one: We saw a man walking his ferret in Tooting!
Previously two: I saw a fox cub walking along a road near London Bridge in broad daylight!

People are just too busy to show interest in such things.

7 comments :

Joanne said...

Hi there - I came across your blog by googling 'guy with two blue parrots'. I just saw him at lunchtime off Oxford Street and felt I had to google him to try and find a pic. I have and it's here! http://www.demotix.com/news/1128772/taking-parrots-walk-trendy-chelsea

Barnaby said...

Hi, thanks. Good to see I wasn't the only one to notice him after all!

Bob Slayer said...

I met him recently and after a short chat he let me have one parrot on my shoulder... seems a very gentle, kind man

Barnaby said...

Nice one. I imagined he would be. I saw him again recently in the rain, with an umbrella protecting him and his parrots from the rain.

Anonymous said...

I see him often around Fulham. The other day I have seen him and other guy with two parrots (one blue , one red) walking together!!!

Anonymous said...

I saw this guy and his parrots today in central London!

Tweed Ledee said...

I saw him today on Carlos Place in Mayfair. Beautiful birds.