I have this weird saying. When something goes wrong instead of saying something like, "oh stink!" I say, "punch a duck!" I know I'm weird.
Anyway, the other day the kids and I were in Rural King (it is kinda like a Walmart for people with animals). They have a section in the store where they have chicks, ducks and rabbits for sale. I was looking at some things near that section and the kids were enjoying looking at the little animals.
My phone started ringing and I reached to pull it out of my purse. It slipped out of my fingers and fell to the floor. Out of reflex I exclaimed, "Oh, PUNCH A DUCK!" Without missing a beat, Firecracker responded, "But Mom, the sign says we aren't supposed to touch them." (Like he always obeys when I tell him to punch a duck *yeah right*) When I looked up there were about 7 or 8 people staring at me. So then like any rational person (sarcasm) I start rambling about how I'm not really an animal abuser and it's just an expression I use and that I know I'm weird.
I'm pretty sure after that episode they wouldn't have let me buy a duck (or chick for that matter), and I can't say I'd blame them. Thankfully, that wasn't why we were there.
Have a great day!
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