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Day 41: Strange Drops Keep Falling On My Head

August 6th · 6 Comments

Every few days this seems to happen in New York. I’m walking down the street on a clear sunny day, minding my own business, when a droplet lands on my head.

I look up – and in Manhattan that’s often way, way up – but there is never anyone or anything to see. Was it a grandma watering the petunias? A slobbering Dalmatian? An eighth-grader hawking loogies?

I gingerly touch the spot and examine my fingertips. Color, clear; smell, odorless. I am baffled. What do you think it is?

Have you had a drop fall on your head and actually figured out where it came from?

Let me know. I’m scratching my head. It’s still a little damp.

Tags: Sights & Scenes · Urban Survival

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bev // Aug 7, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Happily that’s happened to me upon my every visit (seeing as how I’m a teacher, with time off falling in the summer…except my Christmas/New Yrs. trip) and it was A/C condensation. Please pardon, it doesn’t mean to spit. Enjoy it as a considerate attempt to cool you. 🙂

  • 2 Terri // Aug 7, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Yeah, but the source was obvious because of the fish smell – a bird crapped on my head. This happened in a grocery store parking lot, I was walking back to my car and all of a sudden all the bag ‘boys’ were sprinting back to the store as a flock of seagulls were taking off. I didn’t know to do so and got tagged. Wet, yes. Took me a few hair washings to get the smell out.
    Love the blog!

  • 3 Les // Aug 7, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Too close to Mt. Wannahokkalugi.

  • 4 mohi // Aug 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Definitely an A/C unit….

  • 5 scott swanson // Aug 11, 2008 at 1:44 am

    Air conditioners peeing on your heed it must be. In the winter, you’ll note a distinct lack of droplets (minus rain and bird poop)

  • 6 Kimberly Winston // Aug 12, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    AC condensation. Case closed. Ask anyone.

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