Hattie approached my desk this morning and asked if I had watched the news recently.
"I listened to the news on my way to work this morning," was my reply.
"Did you hear about all of those dead birds?" she asked me, referring to the thousands of red-winged blackbirds that had been found dead in Arkansas. See here
"Yes I did," I responded, "Pretty strange, huh?"
"No," she replied nonchalantly, "It's just the end of days."