Logic lost

> While man is los­ing his com­mon sense, pi­geons are rid­ing on their in­ge­nu­ity

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call them “avian-Amer­i­cans”) could vote, and this would en­sure a wiser re­sult.

I emailed a na­ture pho­tog­ra­pher friend who told me that that clever pi­geon’s speed was equal to that of the rare white-throated nee­dle-tail, one of the fastest birds on earth.

Scores of bird­watch­ers trav­elled to an is­land off the coast of Scot­land in 2013 when a rare ex­am­ple flew to that coun­try, he said.

“They ar­rived just in time to see the bird fly into a wind tur­bine which killed it in­stantly.” Fast but not brainy.

We re­cently lost the in­ter­net con­nec­tion at our home last week when we were late pay­ing the bill.

I asked the chil­dren: “We’ll need to lower the bills by cut­ting some­thing off the list of ne­ces­si­ties. Hmm, food or in­ter­net?”

“Food! Food! Drop the food! Please Dad!”

You see? Good par­ent­ing is all about choos­ing the right words.

Nury Vit­tachi is an Asia-based fre­quent trav­eller. Send ideas and com­ments to life­style.nury@ the­sundaily.com.

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