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DUCKBURG — Did you ever make up a story to excuse being late or not getting your work done? Maybe it wasn't an elaborate story, but one that sounded plausible.
I had a flat tire. My cellphone was out of range. There’s a bear outside my door. The file was corrupted. I emailed it; didn’t you get it?
This video from Thailand adds a new, you- won’t-believe-it-unless-you-see-it layer to the classic excuse “I was stuck in traffic.”
It’s an incredible sight: a mob of at least a few thousand ducks takes over a street, stopping all traffic, including foot traffic, for a time.
At first the ducks quickly file by in undulating waves. The flow ebbs, and traffic begins to crawl forward. But on the horizon lurks another wave of ducks, and these don’t seem to be in such a hurry. They mosey down the street, stopping traffic again, then they inexplicably stop in their tracks to take in the sights.
You don’t have to know what the couple in the car is saying to know that their day has taken an annoying and untimely turn. The man’s impatient glance at his watch speaks volumes.
As far as we know, those ducks are still blocking traffic. But at least the couple got video proof of their unbelievable excuse for being late.