Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Ducking Soap

hunting rubber wood widgeons
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I lit a candle, turned off the light and eased myself into the wet warmth of the bathtub. I took the special soap, squeezed it hard, held it close to my ear to listen and then let it slide into a dark, curved tub corner. I then launched the mother duck and her two ducklings.

The exclusive ducks lay heavy in the water and soon began to glow yellow and paddle furiously with small webbed feet, tickling my tummy. Not only that but the mechanical mother Anatidae shined a tiny red spotlight through the water, sweeping it to and fro like a movie premiere upside down. A speaker in her bill emitted the weak signal from the submerged soap, “ping…ping…ping.”

Mamma Duck changed direction and increased speed, bumping against my knee with her offspring following close after. The sound grew louder until with a bathroom-echoing “PING…PING…PING” the family lay still, assembled with a column of red illuminating my lost soap. I retrieved the bar and gave each bird a beak peck before returning them to the window sill.

FarmerJohn, Nov 24 2004


       FJ you are madder than a box of frogs. [+]
etherman, Nov 24 2004

       couple of typos: are we talking sonar guided,and night vision rubber duckies? bit of overkill perhaps. I like it.... whats the glow yellow part about?
dentworth, Nov 24 2004

       Mama Duck is half sonar guided since she doesn't transmit the signal first. The spotlight shines directly downward when the ping is strongest, and the yellow glow is just for looks.
FarmerJohn, Nov 24 2004

       What etherman said.   

       "I took the special soap...held it close to my ear to listen..."...?
DrCurry, Nov 24 2004

       awww <stg> its no fun if you say it like that. just because they are mechanical doesn't mean they dont have feelings you know. haven't you even seen Short Circuit??
etherman, Nov 24 2004

       Fair enough, in fact I've just remembered Short Circuit 2, screw the annoying machines after all.
etherman, Nov 24 2004

       What Dr Curry Said.
energy guy, Nov 24 2004

       "FJ, stop playing with your rubber ducks and free up the bathroom for other people, NOW!"
po, Nov 24 2004

       What [energy guy] said [+].
normzone, Nov 24 2004


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