Today, on my way to work, I saw a duck standing on the sidewalk—all alone by the side of the road. It isn’t uncommon to see a stray dog, or cat, or cow, or even a random chicken–but ducks are usually kept happily in their little duck pens. This sounds made-up, but honestly, (s)he was standing just below a pedestrian crossing sign. It looked like the set-up to a lame children’s joke. I wished I’d had my camera with me. The sight was just adorable and so unbelievably quaint.