We think there is a local bird who targets our car and uses it as his personal washroom. We frequently find a large splotch of white deposited just above the rear door on the driver side. We have never seen this bird but we know he must be big and lurking somewhere near, waiting for an opportunity to do what he does best. Maybe he thinks he is a dog and wishes to mark his territory.
Big Bird must have eaten well, because a few days ago he left behind an even larger than usual blob or should I say blobs on our charcoal grey Toyota. It rained for two days We left the car outside thinking the down pour would wash away the poop, We were wrong. The rain went away–the poop didn’t . The only thing to do was to get a car wash. We drove to and through the drive through car wash. The car was soaped and scrubbed and rubbed and rinsed and rinsed again and buffed and dried with us inside. We emerged from the car wash thinking how sparkly clean our car must look and thinking that the the looks and smiles that came our way from people were looks of admiration and maybe jealously that their vehicles were not so sparkly.
When we arrived home we were delighted to see how dirt free and shiny our car was. Then we walked around to the other side –alas the white stuff was still there. Not only was it still there but it had diluted from the water and it had spread into an indescribable mess. Hark I hear birds chirping. Is Big Bird and his friends laughing at us?
Maybe we can get used to our decorated automobile. We can think of it as an abstract work of art–Or I can take a bucket of water and a scrub brush and clean it myself.