Thursday, May 26, 2016

Well, that was interesting.....

So last year, I bought this new Subaru. In order to get the options I wanted, I had to buy a package that came with a sunroof.

I never had a sunroof in a car before. Never saw the need where I live.

But, since I have it, I thought I might as well try it out...I mean, I paid for it, might as well use it, right? .

Wednesday was a wonderful day. At noon it was 84, lots of sunshine. I actually enjoyed driving with the sunroof open.

I had to run some errands, and stopped at the chiropractor about 14:00. I left my carry piece securely locked in the car as there is no secure storage at the Chiropractor's office. I left the windows up and the sunroof open about 8" for semi security and to keep the car from getting too hot while I was at the docs.

He wasn't as busy as I expected what with all the cars in the lot, and I was in and out in about 20 minutes.

I paid up, got back into the car, and left. All by myself in the car. No one but me. I know this because I had checked as part of my security scan that I do before entering a car that has been parked outside of my vision for any length of time at all....

I was driving down the road about a half mile from the doc's office when there was a dark colored bit of motion at the right edge of my peripheral vision.

As I looked in the rearview mirror to see what it was, something bounced off the inside of the sunroof glass of the car then there was a sharp pain on my right shoulder and something was hitting me in the ear...!.

I admit I swerved the car a bit (OK, a lot), and yelled out loud and maybe peed myself just a little bit before realizing that a bird had happened to enter the car through the sunroof while I was in the doc's office and had apparently been in the backseat footwell when I scanned the interior of the car before unlocking it....and had tried to exit through the same sunroof while I was driving down the road at about 40 mph and had bounced off the glass before falling onto my right shoulder.

I pulled over and let him out and let my heart rate go back to normal. Both of us were unharmed.

I am, however, rethinking this sunroof decision.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

Gassing up in Mt. Vernon, IL one time a distraught couple was fueling next to me. Their cat had exited through the sunroof on the Interstate.

PioneerPreppy said...

THey can be useful at times....

Irish said...

B, good thing you have a strong heart.
That would have freaked out anyone.

Harry Flashman said...

Had an owl hit the jeep and get stuck in the luggage rack one dark night. I felt bad about it, but not much I could do. Good thing the bird that impacted your vehicle didn't hit you in the face! That would be a bad day.