Thursday, 11 December 2008

Encircled By Vultures


The fate of Woolworth's high street store chain appears sealed. Woolworth is doomed. Eager shoppers, seeking a bargain, are already encircling their stores; rushing in to pick over the last remaining morsels.

This phenomenon rather reminds me of vultures squabbling over the carcass of a dead animal and, in this case, a mammoth one which happens to be called Woolworth.

In actual fact, the vulture is a much maligned and misrepresented bird. I suppose I'm contradicting myself here, having used the anomaly with shoppers; however, I'm defending the vulture because this bird is no predator. Oh no, this bird only eats dead meat: carrion. Vultures are really fine birds. They do not, to the best of my knowledge, kill to survive - unlike us!

2 comments :

Cadiz said...

Have you ever seen vultures, pink, it was horrible, like hell. It was a food processing plant in Africa, I'll never hate seagulls again.

Timothy Belmont said...

Possibly in a zoo!