Copyright The Quipping Queen 2005.
THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM A GEODUCK
-- Or, what doesn’t have web feet, feathers and can’t even quack? --
By Truman Tockhole III, a casual observer of alien artifacts, odd orifices and strange stuff found underwater, below ground, in refrigerator, or beneath one’s bed
What does one do with an empty calendar?
The simple answer is to fill in blanks with all manner of really important things to do. Or, if you’re like some folks, (with neither a calendar nor a “to-do” list), it’s your lucky day to engage in diddly squat, or if you prefer, zilch.
But, if perchance you have a curious gene in your blessed body like yours truly, you may want to learn some rather important lessons of life from a “geoduck”.
With a mere 39,000 websites devoted to this longest living creature on earth, you’d think everyone would know a thing or two about this little gem that lives in a shell beneath sea.
Okay, so you're not up to snuff on humble geoduck. Trust me, being an edible, five-pound clam from Pacific Coast does have certain advantages.
-- For one thing, it’s a dandy little handle to have, but few can pronounce this seven-letter word correctly (it’s “gooey-duck” if you really want to know).
-- Just when you thought all ducks have web feet, feathers, quack and live in marshlands built by Ducks Unlimited, this alien creature buried in sand and salt water comes along to prove you wrong; (now real question is...do these critters ever grab some shut-eye...maybe even a power nap or snooze like rest of us?)