Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Speed Duck


The last ten times I’ve driven into town I’ve been confronted by a duck that stands beside the road. It seems that I and the drivers ahead of or behind me slow down because it looks like this duck is going to make a run for it, though it simply stands within the fog line quacking at passing traffic.

It was then that I realized that I should get a decoy and plant it on the side of my road to slow traffic down. Like a speed bump I will call it a speed duck. Traffic rarely slows down for 1000 lb horses in the road, but ducks seem to command more respect among drivers.

11 Comments:

Blogger weese said...

i love this idea.
i am going to get a flock.

5:15 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

"Run over the duck,
Curse your luck."

Everybody knows that one!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Everybody slows down because 2,000 feathers are hard to clean out of the car grill.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Kama said...

hihihihihiiiihiiii... Love this!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

Great idea! I'd much rather have those than having to try and not bottom out over one of those bumps which seems to be made for trucks to clear.

11:03 AM  
Blogger g said...

I have a whole gaggle of decoys.
And, I get irritated at the speedy drivers (mostly fishermen and duck hunters) who are in a hurry to fish or hunt.

Guy, you have a fabulous idea and I approve of this message (I'm getting into the election spirit).

6:26 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Weese, Geese are even more intimidating.

Darev, Everyone?

Amy, while driving across the country I found that it was hard to hit a crow in the road if you were going under 90 mph.

Kama, Canadian Geese or as some call them Canada Geese work well, too.

Tango, you need to get risers for that Scion.

g, you should run for the mayor of Brownsmead. You can hold office in the Grange. I can tell you miss the political rush.

5:26 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

His election catchphrase could be "A duck for every driveway!"

Hee hee hee!

5:34 AM  
Blogger Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

...I bet he wouldn't "duck" the issues, either!

Have you seen this YouTube video? Makes me laff every time! Turn the sound up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekLEG8xsOs

11:46 AM  
Blogger g said...

Thanks for the chuckle guys!

7:56 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, there probably already is a duck for every driveway during the rainy season.

Thanks Teri. That is funny.

g, Yeah, yeah, now incubate those eggs.

5:20 AM  

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