Kind of buzzing, kind of motor-ish.
As I got closer to it, all of a sudden a bird flew out of a corner and flew toward me close to the ceiling.
I cannot fully explain to you my hatred/fear of large groups of birds. Really of any bird that can do this to me.
|Image from The Birds|
I wanted to scream like a little girl, but instead I tried to continue walking calmly toward the bathroom. Unfortunately, the bird started flying back toward me and I froze.
Suddenly, there were images flashing through my head of The Birds. Yes, that movie is old, with no real great special effects, but the idea of all of those birds, peck, peck, pecking at me is engrained in my head.
I rushed down to the end of the hall as cooly as I could, propped open the door to the exterior stairwell, and went into the office. There are glass windows in the office that look out into the hallway. I immediately turned and looked fearfully out the window. I was almost oblivious of the secretary and counsellor in the office.
They clearly took notice of me and asked what was wrong. Before I could finish saying that there was a bird flying in the hall, said bird slammed itself into the glass as though it was still trying to find me and pull my eye from its socket to use as fodder for its young.
The secretary helped open additional doors to help the likely avian influenza carrier out so it could fly to freedom.
When I left the school to drive home, yes, there was some new shit on the front of my car. I assume that it was from that lonesome bird that longed for the chance to peck at me.