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OP here. I probably should’ve clarified this- she is not afraid of birds. The barn always has pigeons in it. She wasn’t afraid of the pigeon. The pigeon had gotten into a separate part of the barn that it isn’t supposed to be in. She was trying to get it out and decided the best way to do that was scream like a banshee until it left, which only made problems worse.

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What’s exactly the point of this (non) FML? Clearly nothing happened.

But that's no FML because no one was hurt.

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But that's no FML because no one was hurt.

What’s exactly the point of this (non) FML? Clearly nothing happened.

I'm pretty sure the point is that he panicked and ran to help when it was just a stupid pigeon. Like, she scared him for nothing.

Oh come on! The pigeon didn't even shit on anything!

So you think that the minimal effort of you chasing a bird out of a barn is worse than your grandmother's ornithophobia? You're a pretty sucky grandson. No, scratch that. You are a vile child that should be beaten with a stick, and made to watch monkeys grooming all day long.

She doesn’t have that phobia- Pigeons are always around her in the barn. She doesn’t care. The pigeon I’m talking about had gotten into a separate part of the barn it wasn’t supposed to be in, and she decided the best way to get rid of it was to scream like a banshee until it left, which only made problems worse. And the reason this is an FML is because I dropped all my stuff and almost had a heart attack because I thought something serious had happened.

Well you are no longer vile, but please tell me your grandmother was screeching like a cat to try and scare it.

To be fair, many people have a fear of birds.

Is she senile?

OP here. I probably should’ve clarified this- she is not afraid of birds. The barn always has pigeons in it. She wasn’t afraid of the pigeon. The pigeon had gotten into a separate part of the barn that it isn’t supposed to be in. She was trying to get it out and decided the best way to do that was scream like a banshee until it left, which only made problems worse.

If anything it qualifies as a mildly entertaining story to tell in the future but I still have no clue how this made it to the front page of FML.

At least it wasn't grandma and the farmhand doing the "didn't expect you home so soon" dance.

Or did it chase you out?

I really thought there was going to be a different plot twist