Tuesday, January 20, 2009

But I'm A Special Duck

It started with a game of "Animal, Vegetable or Mineral". The conversation turned to Humans and how to classify them.
Me: Well, Science classifies people as "animals", but we're different from the rest of the animals - we're special.

Master Munchkin: But a duck thinks it's special too.

Me: No, they don't think like we do. We are different than all of the animals. We're not like anything else on Earth.

The Master, wryly: Yeah, right now there's probably a duck somewhere thinking the exact same thing.


Alisa said...

So are you saying my turtle doesn't really have the capability to love me? Or my daughter's rabbit isn't really evil? If only you could see the look in this rabbit's eyes. You would know there is a duck somewhere out there thinking that exact thing.
I have not laughed so hard in a long time! Thank you.

idreamicanfly said...

You know, he's probably right. Never underestimate a duck...

Ladybird World Mother said...

!!! Loved this argument. And who's to say he's wrong! Also loved the sniffing cream story... you have a very funny blog. Will be back!