I am annoyed. My ego is bruised. For what reason could I possibly be denied membership in a Yahoo group about...parrots. That's right, a parrot group. I understand that Indian Patriotic Groups might not want me as a member. Certainly, Hinduvta groups wouldn't want and, in America, probably the Teabaggers, as well. No doubt the John Birch Society would look askance at my membership application, as would the Invisible Empire of the Ku Klux Klan. As a raceless mongrel, the National Socialist White Workers' Party (Nazis) would reject me out of hand. Certainly, Christian Identity wants nothing to do with such as I. These all make perfect sense.
But a group about parrots? I do share my life with a bad-tempered, biting, squawking, megalomaniac spectacled (or white-fronted) Amazon parrot, Amazona albifrons albifrons, I think she is called. Has Thuki herself put in a bad word for me? I know that she is quite resentful that I haven't gotten her a royal consort, but black-balling me from parrot groups seems a bit extreme, even for her.
So what exactly does this rejection notice say. Is there some clue contained therein?
Dear Mai Harinder Kaur,
Unfortunately your registration at A fun place for parrot and other bird enthusiasts to learn, chat, and discuss bird care, feeding, behavior, health, ornithology, breeding, and more! did not meet our membership requirements. Therefore your registration was deleted.
Sorry, indeed. I sent back a reply:
Oh, well, I suppose I shall dust off my bruised ego, dry my copious tears and move on. Still, I wonder...