BANGOR — I have been waiting, for about five years, for someone to “go low” in their photo with the Duck of Justice.
No, I am not talking about the ladies who showed up directly after the Queens of the Stone Age concert and posed the Duck in locations where you might never otherwise find a Duck; those were dark times. They were nice ladies, and we think they might have been consuming SQL (Satan’s Quenching Liquids). They agreed to delete the pics.
Now you know one of the real reasons why we placed the Duck under glass in a camera equipped safe-room…and we don’t let people hold him.
Tanya and Micah posed so that the Duck was displayed as if he was taller than he actually is. No one has done this before and I am amazed that it took this long.
They also brought Cash (the dog) so that he could participate.
As for those of you who will now inquire about whether you can bring your dog; there is the answer.
Make sure your dog is controlled, on a lead, and that you check with the front desk folks in case we have a gaggle of our K9s in the station. We don’t want to have a misunderstanding between the pooches.
Dog fights in the lobby have a way of taking away the peaceful atmosphere which we try to create through the use of poor lighting, plastic (easily cleaned) discount chairs, the lack of throw rugs, and no, really good, magazines.
While that sounds like your retired aunt’s living-room at the mobile home park in central Florida; we like the ambiance. We also like the way she adds frozen Maine blueberries to Eggo waffles to remind us that we are never too far from our Maine roots.
Eggos are a staple.
Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.
We will be here.
BPD Duck of Justice is published occasionally in BDN Maine Weekly on Thursdays. This installment is for June 13.