Bad hair day

Sometimes I wake up in the morning, look in the bathroom mirror and see Kim Jung Il looking back at me. My “bed head” hair will often resemble the late North Korean president’s poofy pompadour, and it’s the start of a bad hair day (on the plus side, it does make me look a couple of inches taller). It’s then I know I need a haircut.

A few weeks ago I was at Oak Grove Regional Park shooting the 9th annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament. A white duck came swimming along in the lake, and it looked like it got up on the wrong side of the nest.

It looked like any other duck except for a clump of feathers at the top of its head that could do Don King proud. I felt kind of sorry for the duck. Did the other ducks mess up its feathers as a practical joke? And having no opposable thumbs (or hands for that matter), it couldn’t comb them back into place.

I got back to the office and looked up, and according to the Purely Poultry web site the duck wasn’t a one of a kind but part of a breed of waterfowl called the white crested duck. So the duck has an excuse for the tuft of feathers sticking out at the top of its head, because the entire species wakes up to a bad hair day.

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