普通の英語版 - Why This Brit in Japan Always Has an Umbrella and a Hat
日本語版 - この英国紳士が傘や帽子を持つ理由
When you think of an English (英国の) man, what do you think of? Many of my friends think of a man in a black suit with an umbrella (傘) and a bowler hat (山高帽). I don't look like this type of "English Gentleman".
A picture of an English gentleman by Jenny Rollo.
But recently (最近), I always wear a black hat and carry an umbrella when I leave my apartment. Do you know why? The reason is not because of an English tradition (伝統).
It's because of crows (カラス)! The crows near my home do not like me. One day (ある日) I walked to a vending machine (自動販売機). When I was near it, a crow started to caw (カーっと鳴き声を鳴く) at me and flew by my head. It was really angry. I walked toward my apartment, but the crow followed me.
I only wanted to buy a drink.
When I arrived at my door, there was another crow! Two crows were cawing (前のcawの動詞のing形) at me. I walked quickly toward my car and sat inside. The crows flew above my car.
I checked my phone. There are many reasons (理由) why the crows might (多分/かもしれない) be angry. I think that it's because they have babies. They want to protect their babies. They might think I am dangerous. Crows are very smart birds. I waited for a while, then I ran inside safely. I looked out of the window. What did I see?
A picture of a crow by Keesa Marie.
The next day I walked to the shops. Of course (もちろん), a crow was following me. At the 100 yen shop, I bought a cap, some sunglasses and an umbrella. Crows can remember human (人間の) faces (顔), so I wanted a disguise (変装). When I walked home, I couldn't see any crows.
From that day I have always carried an umbrella near my apartment. I have also always worn (wearの動詞の過去形) a cap. I also tried to use some CDs to prevent (防止) crows. But I don't know if they are effective (効果的).
Are these CDs effective?
I don't want to live by angry crows. I hope the crows calm down (落ち着く) soon.