I’m not going to premise this topic with too many details, but a slight history is the only way you might understand what I am about to say. Let’s just say I’ve had a multitude of careers in my life. (legal field, teaching, carpentry, plumbing, meat department, flag-waving, flower sales, vacuum cleaner sales, police work, life-student, ponderer, cheer-leader, volunteer…and I am positive there are a few things I have missed and yes, I realize not all of these are legitimate occupations). As you might recall from my past post Freakn Thru, even I am not sure how I ended up in most of these jobs. Now I am in a different job which is VERY different..
Going back in time…..(imagine dreamy music followed by a dizzying blend of backwards movement)
My last boss, for some unknown reason, gave everyone in the office a duck for every holiday. So everyone pretty much had every holiday duck imaginable. I really had only been under this boss’s supervision long enough to collect about 3 seasons of ducks.
Well, two weeks ago I noticed a strange phenomena on my desk…Notice there are 4 ducks not 3.
I didn’t give it much thought. I mean who would. Especially due to the turned reindeer duck.. hmmm.. interesting.
About a week ago, I noticed a change. There was a slight increase in the number of ducks. I asked around and no one could really explain to me what was happening.
Suddenly I remembered an incident from about a year ago when there had apparently been a duck-napping. The alarm had been sounded, people were up in arms, angry notes were passed back and forth requesting the release of the napped ducks. One eventually turned up with a missing head but for the most part they were never recovered. Could there be a connection? Refer to duck-napping story..
Police Beat 11/28/11: Ducknapping
Nov. 20: A female reported seeing two individuals feeding ducks while standing very close to the water. One approached and grabbed a duck while the other recorded the event on his cell phone. They put the duck in a bag and ran to an older model pickup truck and drove west down 800 North.
Then a few days ago..
What the freak is going on? I have no answers at this point… Which is not that uncommon in my life… then it hit me..
Back to the present.. (dreamy music again — only — fade forward)
I sat there pondering the multitude of jobs I have had in the past and it dawned on me, there was one job in particular that I will never forget and that is largely due to my life mentor (Yes Sandy that would be you) who was always prepared to give me sage advice, a little chastisement and occasionally a long, sad eye-roll followed by the statement, “Sam, you really need to get your ducks in a row!”
It all came together this morning when I entered the office and saw this..
Thank you Sandy –
P.S. I also just found my lost marbles while cleaning out my old desk. No ducks were actually harmed in the making of this blog.
- Duck! It’s a duck! (lomotravel.wordpress.com)
- Get All Your Ducks In A Row (amgrant.wordpress.com)
- A Date With The Ducks (eljlifestyle.com)
- Case of the missing duck (seilo.geekyogre.com)