Monday, May 18, 2009

bad parenting


funny picture of the day, stolen right from Ello

25 comments:

The First Carol said...

LAUGHING OUT LOUD, oh geez the door is open, the neighbors are calling an ambulance. I've got to work on my laugh, manners, oh, and I'm such a duck when it comes to parenting.

Now, where did I put that kid....

Nancy Coffelt said...

The ducklings are actually safely behind her.
It's her KEYS that have dropped into the grate.

That's right, right?

Word verification: glogical - how you feel after swallowing too much pool water.

Jill Corcoran said...

lol:)
thanks for sharing, Moonrat and Ello.

Linda said...

*snort*

Too funny. I wonder if I could lose mine... thanks for the funny ello and moonie. Peace, Linda

PurpleClover said...

Thanks! At least I know it crosses species as well. ;)

Amanda said...

Nice...

Rick Daley said...

My uncle is head of maintenance for an outlet mall here in Ohio, and every year they put screens over the drains to prevent this from happening. They got tired of fishing baby ducks from the sewers and settled instead on preventative measures.

WORDVERIFICATION: untub. The process of removing the tub qualities from a structure. Seems applicable here, doesn't it?

Jo said...

Umm. Amid all the hilarity...Did someone get the ducklings out or were they consumed by the sewer alligators?

RAK said...

I've been lurking but need to comment on this one.

The irony of this? Yesterday (or over the weekend, I don't recall which, but definitely AFTER Ello posted this), this exact thing happened here in DC. The mama duck squawked and squawked and got the attention of the firefighters whose station was right near the duckies, and the firefighters got into the drain and rescued the duckies! Happy ending for all.

Susan said...

I'd be the baby duck who fell down the sewer, I know it.

I'm trying to laugh...
lol?

(thank goodness for firefighters and other duckie-rescuers!)

Malanie said...

Hilarious! I love it!

Melanie Avila said...

Please tell me the duckies are okay!!

Miriam S.Forster said...

heehee... This is one of those things that you laugh at and then feel kind of bad.

I think my favorite thing about this post was Carol's comment "I'm such a duck." (I'm totally stealing that, Carol!)

Sandy said...

Oh, no!

I'm suddenly sad!

Flemmily said...

Honestly, Moonrat. I get that this is funny. Even very funny.

However, as a lover of ducks, I am suddenly quite QUITE sad.

I think my duck nightmares might rival your cockroach ones. Minus the purply bits. You win there.

P.S.--even the word verification agrees with me. nonice. No nice at all. Well, unless we decide that means non-ice, in which case it's trying to tell us that this post is hot. Take your pick, I suppose.

moonrat said...

Aww. I don't find it sad, because I can't believe they weren't saved if someone was standing there taking pictures!

Phoenix said...

Oh Moonrat, you are so naive. Have you not seen the videos of people getting beaten, run over, mugged, and worse -- and no one helps them even though there are plenty of people in the shot? I've seen do-nothing bystanders myself during an apartment fire. People aren't always nice, even when it's other people in trouble.

I find this photo sequence heartwrenching. :o(

BuffySquirrel said...

Awww, no! Poor little things.

Here's a much better story about ducklings:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8058221.stm

Happy ending! Promise!

moonrat said...

awesome--thanks, buffysquirrel! that is the CUTEST thing!!

Phoenix said...

Thank you, Buffy. That was wonderful!

(I just raised 6 ducklings this spring, so I'm a bit biased toward those happy ducky endings.)

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

I see plenty of videos of people rescuing ducklings from grates all the time. I'm sure the little tykes are okay.

spyscribbler said...

Oh! I'm with Melanie! I hope the babies are okay!

Richard Lexic said...

I've seen this before and it's just to sad to even think about. How many times has this happened and there weren't public works people nearby to help? Oh, so depressing.

Ann Victor said...

Ah no, Moon Rat. Now I'm going to have bad dreams about those poor little ducklings!! :(

Ann Victor said...

Oh thank goodness for Buffysquirrel's new story on ducklings. I *much* prefer happy endings! :)