menacing seagull. Tonight, it is going to be about creepy geese. As you know from my previous post in English, we went yesterday to meet my whole family in law. It was the occasion to see our niece again, the daughter of my brother in law, who I hadn't seen for two years or so. She is now a teenager, but apart from growing up, her personality hasn't changed all that much: she is as outspoken and full of life (and attitude) as she ever was. She was really happy to see us and we spoke about lots of things...
...Including her pet peeves and fears. She, among other things, developed a disgust for geese and ducks, and pretty much all water birds. And yes, she saw The Birds, but it was after she decided that geese were evil. According to her they are like seagulls (which she does not like either) aggressive, greedy, have a nasty cry and are overall creepy. We walked by a lake near the pub and she exemplified it when she saw the geese on the lake and the shore: "Look at these dark, soulless eyes, as if they'd have empty sockets, these dead stares!" Her dad thinks she uses "like" too much, like all teenagers, but I thought she was nevertheless very eloquent then. Her depiction of the geese certainly deserves to be a new great unknown line. Not her first great unknown line, but it has been a while since I wrote one from her mind on this blog. And because of it, for now on, I will find geese creepy.
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