I was in the middle of preparing dinner and realized that I needed more mayo for the meal. I asked my daughter to get me a jar from the pantry. She pulled out three jars of mayonnaise, which were all attached by a three-ringed hard plastic holder that was inserted around the necks of the jars. Similar to the 6 pack holder, but made of a stronger material.
After pulling out the jar of mayo that I needed I put the other two jars back and discarded the plastic three-ring holder. I later came back to find my daughter with a pair of shears attempting to cut the three-ringed plastic holder.
A little puzzled I asked her what she was doing? Her reply was, “I’m saving the ducks.”
Being a little dumbfounded and perplexed I didn’t understand where she was coming from so I asked her how was she saving the ducks? Apparently, she had just watched the Disney movie Happy Feet. In one of the scenes, a penguin had a beer container caught around its neck.
That scene, more than any preaching that I could have done, stuck in her mind. As a result, we make it a practice to cut anything that has the plastic harness to protect the ducks (and penguins for that matter).
Out of the mouths of babes.