Saturday, June 7, 2008
We have geese.
My first month in my new digs, I wrote a post about the appearance of geese in my neighborhood.
In March, I published a rebuttal from the geese, saying they liked it here and had no plans to go to Canada.
Now, in June, around Lake Merritt we have geese. We have geese like dogs have fleas. We have geese like John McCain's campaign has lobbyists.
There is a greenbelt of lawn almost all the way around Lake Merritt, which is a couple of miles around, and much of that area has now been annexed to Gooseland for an undetermined duration. The geese will not say when they are leaving, for as we know, timetables encourage terrorists.
The correct plural term for geese is gaggle. Has anyone ever considered "infestation" instead?