1820. People in glass houses

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones – or so the saying goes. Geoffrey Higginbotham lived in a glass house.

It wasn’t one of those garden glass houses, you silly person. It was a real house but it had lots and lots of glass; big (in fact huge) glass panes in the doors and windows. The view out was spectacular. The view in was zilch. The windows were tinted and acted like mirrors.

It had one disadvantage: birds were forever attacking their own reflections in the glass. There would be a WHOMP and a dead bird would lie on the path beneath the window. This could happen several times a day.

Geoffrey tried to save as many birds as possible as often as he could by throwing stones and small rocks at them to scare them away. I know what you’re thinking: people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Geoffrey never broke a window with a stone. Not the once. But there was getting to be quite a collection of rocks and stones on the path. One day, Geoffrey tripped on a rock, broke his ankle, and fell headfirst through a gigantic pane.

Which is the real reason why people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

41 thoughts on “1820. People in glass houses

              1. dumbestblogger

                Fair enough, but when did we start talking about foxes. (Sorry that I’m being so annoying. I’ve been hugging strangers and enjoying the wild street ravings and free flowing Wisconsin beer all day, it may have got to me a touch. #blameitonwisconsin)

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  1. badfinger20

    Mr. Brieuse Bernhard Piers-Guðmund… you do such a remarkable job of creating stories…much better than that Bruce guy. Tell him to go back to his glass house and throw rocks.

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