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I must be quackers!

13th Jan, 2012 | Posted by in Blog
I must be quackers!

Yikes, it’s Friday the 13th – unlucky for some. Thank goodness it’s also Rubber Duckie Day; that more than makes up for it, unless of course you trip over one, in which case the day will still balance out.

So, what can I say? Rubber duckies are possibly one of my most favourite things, yet I never seem to own one. I might buy a rubber duckie for a laugh or because I genuinely feel that the bathroom’s lacking its true essence, but it always seems to go missing. I won’t blame the cats on this one, I think I must absentmindedly throw them away when they start to discolour with mildew and get some of my body hairs lodged in their beaks. And can you blame me? No self-respecting bachelor is going to keep a mouldy plastic bird with a wispy beard next to his pumice stone.

However, I’m really excited about today’s celebration as I feel that I should always own a rubber duckie, be it sparkly or gruesome. It’s one of those objects you never use but is essential regardless, like an egg timer in the kitchen or a pen in the living room – its function is simply to be there and make your home complete. But like I said, I very rarely actually own a rubber duckie, so I had to purchase one today. But then why only purchase one when you can get ten for a tenner? Only a madman would return home without taking advantage of such a well-timed special offer.

And that’s why there’s a rubber duckie pyramid at the top of this page, resplendent in its dazzling yellowness and abundance of painted eyelashes. I have to say that photo does make me smile, not least because the pyramid has since been demolished and the ducks scattered across the carpet. I am now sat gazing sadly at what looks like the aftermath of some horrible orgy, and I can’t imagine it will be long before the cats try to eat a couple of the helpless little creatures… happy Rubber Duckie Day, one and all!

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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