While doing my morning Twitter check, an avatar caught my eye.
Not only was it someone I don’t usually follow — their post had been re-tweeted — but it was a yellow rubber duckie.
They’re cute and sunny and silly and playful. I kinda wished for a second that my avatar was a rubber duckie (instead of of an egg with a crooked grin).
Funny thing — I’ve never owned a rubber duckie. We all know Ernie on Sesame Street had one; he used to sing to it. And Queen Elizabeth II was rumored to have one in her bathroom that wore a crown. (A workman saw it when he was doing some painting and told a tabloid, of course.)
There’s even a Guinness World Record for Largest Rubber Duckie Collection — 2,583 unique rubber ducks, awarded to Charlotte Lee in 2007.
Greedy woman. She’s got my duck.