Pigeons have been annoying city dwellers all over the world for centuries, but judging by the stories on TSR they might now have more sinister plans. It seems like pigeons are causing disruption in exams across the UK. Coincidence?
They might not have many resources to their disposal, but that doesn't stop them from trying. And by the sounds of it, they're doing a good job.
1)“We were meant to start at 9, but at 9:30 we were still just sat there then one of the invigilators from the gym comes in and says they have to evacuate the gym as there's loads of pigeons flying around and they keep ****ting on people and their papers. Started the exam 45 minutes late and the college had to explain to each exam board to explain why there was bird **** on all the papers,” says SweetSummerx
2)“Last year in my physics exam we were literally just about to start and then some guy like jumped back in his seat because something fell from the ceiling, everyone looked up and there was a pigeon sitting on a beam.
Because the pigeons were crapping everywhere the invigilators kept having to set up extra desks at the back of the hall and making sure no one's paper got **** on it,” recalls sunnyrebecca
But pigeons don’t necessarily have to cause a mess to disrupt proceedings. Their mere presence is enough to wreak havoc:
3)“A pigeon flew in and started making noises and one student got up and shouted '**** you pigeon' '**** YOU,' recalls Whorace.
4)“Last week there was a pigeon flying round the exam hall during history and the invigilator kept trying to get it out of the window by lobbing rubbers from the stationary box at it,” Says Adam_98
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5)“Well, pigeons were having sex in our exam and flying around and one crashed into the wall last year in my science exam,” says Cadenisacoolkid.
6)“Two pigeons were mating straight on for about 2 hrs and everyone knew what was happening, so awks,” remembers chocolatesauce.
7)“A pigeon flew in through an open window, landed, had some sort of fit and then died in front of everyone,” says Hannahmay01
8)“A bird flew into the window of the exam hall, made the loudest bang ever... The examiner just exclaimed 'Don't worry, he's alive,' says Jessjw1109
And it’s not just pigeons that are in on the conspiracy:
9)“Three to four sparrows attacked one of my friends, one of the sparrows literally got its claws all entangled in her hair. The sparrow was screeching and so was my friend, everyone watched jaw dropped. Invigilators rushed and some guard took the sparrow in hand and freed it outside the hall,” recalls Mind reader.
10)“We had a visit from the bird that lives in the sports hall roof which tweeted the entire way through the exam. It's a protected species with a nest and everything so we can't get rid of it," says HyruleTenshi
Are pigeons just misunderstood?
“Our GCSE Physics exam was postponed for ten mins as two pigeons had got into the examination hall,” explains Loubylou12, “God we all admired those pigeons as we crammed in extra revision!”
Maybe the pigeons are just trying to help you.
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