Nature breaks its own rules and forces me to break mine.
Today I rescued a pigeon along the same stretch of road I previously helped a hedgehog. This was a stupid or suicidal pigeon which sat in the road as cars passed inches from its beak, swerving to avoid it, oblivious to its own impending doom as night fell. It is in my nature to intervene with animals in danger, and unlike my intervention with the hedgehog I had to break my own rules by forcing the pigeon to move.
Normally pigeons fly off when you approach them, but this pigeon looked at me and sat there suicidally in the road. There was no alternative but for me to take a plastic bag out of my backpack and force the pigeon out of the road. I felt stupid as I herded the pigeon along the path, some children stopped and asked me what I was doing. Having got the pigeon into the driveway of a house I realised the pigeon was still in danger of being flattened by cars using the driveway, so I decided to attempt to pick the pigeon up to deposit in a garden, upon which it flew away.
Not only does nature sometimes create bizarre situations that defy rationality, but it also forces us into situations where we have to break our own rules. I like everything to follow their natural pattern, but today with this pigeon was unbelievable.