Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pittsburgh To Get New Bird Watcher-In-Chief

Linda Dickerson has resigned as chief quill wielder of the National Aviary, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Bird Cage Liners.

Ms Dickerson's letter reportedly squawked, "My decision stems from the realization that the institution's business practices are incompatible with mine."

Man, if I used that criteria, I would have flown the coop ages ago. Sometimes you just have to keep scratching for seed, lay your eggs on time, and accept that you're not getting out of the cage...but wait, Ms. Dickerson was the eagle in charge of the avi-aerie, so if the institution's business practices were incompatible with hers, then she was apparently not effectively ruling the roost.

Ms. Dickerson, who took flight at the aviary in March 2007, attached a list of chicken scratchings recommending better management and fund raising at the North Side institution to her letter of resignation, which was immediately used to line the pigeon cage.

Maybe the first recommendation should be to find a CEO who can ruffle a few feathers and keep the squabs in line.

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