A Duck Downtown

There is a duck walking around the sidewalks of downtown Salt Lake this morning. Aside from the fleeting feeling that I might be in the middle of an AFLAC commercial, I wish I had had a video camera to record the duck and the way people acted when they were near it. Everybody (myself included) would start to walk slower as they approached the duck so it was easy for a procession to form behind the duck as it walked down any given sidewalk. The duck, for its part, did not seem to want to fly or to walk anywhere near the road – the result being that it would slow down foot traffic on the sidewalk wherever it was and it would start looking for alternate paths anytime there were people coming from both directions on the sidewalk.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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