Monday, February 4, 2008

Endorphins ahead!

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
~ Colette ~
On our way to the expressway Saturday morning we saw these turkeys in the drive-thru of Caribou Coffee. It was the usual scenario: two big guys, both named Tom, trying to impress two young females barely out of their teens.

The 'girls' were busy scavengering for food probably because the boys lured them across the busy highway with the promise that the pickings would be good there. Meanwhile the Toms started ruffling their feathers, strutting and talking turkey.

Spurred on by encouragement from Tom, Tom followed one beauty right into the parking lot. Note how impressed the girls are, in spite of Toms' fancy footwork.

Then Tom suggests that Tom try the stare-down move that has always worked for him. Note the other girl's retreat with nary a look back at these sad, sad showoffs.

A close-up of this girl's face should reveal the words on her lips -- do turkeys have lips? Anyway, I don't think I can print what she told the foolishly stoic, broken hearted figures of the two Toms that day. I don't know, I think there's just something not quite right about a guy with a blue face, unless he's with Blue Man Group!

Meanwhile we are stopping traffic behind us because, once again, the Toms decide to try to lure the girls away--this time into the parking lot of Pull Tabs, the sports bar next door [specializing in meat raffles every Sunday]. As they file in front of our car, one of the girls stops to look at our right front tire. I fully expected that she would look up at me and suggest we get some air in that tire. I think it looked a little low to her.


Yolanda said...

I chuckle at these turkey shots. They are really good. Made me smile on a gray day.

Julie Schuler said...

My goodness! Can those be wild?! They are huge! Much bigger than I see around here in Pennsylvania.

And I'm gobsmacked by the term "meat raffle". I'm going to be thinking of that all night!

Marianne said...

How amazing! and this is kind of common?
I must say they are all pretty spectacular!

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Old Wom Tigley said...

We have Sat-Navs called TomToms... maybe the girls were just following their own Sat-Navs...


Anonymous said...

Absolutely fantastic photos of the turkeys. Love it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent narrative in photos of the turkeys, they are fancy birds!

Cricket's Hearth said...

What a great find! Gotta love it when a happenstance such as this occurs.