A duck flew into my head the other day. 

For further clarification, yes, a full size duck hen collided with the top of my head, bounced off, then continued flying to a small body of water. 

I’ve never had that happen ever.

Here’s what I learned from my experience:

First, whenever a duck flies into your head, people will laugh at you before asking if you’re ok. That’s just how life is when everyone was raised on America’s Funniest Videos.

Second, even though no one yelled “Duck!” I’m fairly certain that the expression came from a time when a duck was flying straight toward someone’s head.

Third, having thick curly hair helps with the impact when a duck crashes into your head. It helps give the duck a natural bounce. If you are bald and have plans for colliding your head with a flying duck, I would recommend a knit hat or a wig with thick curls. 

Fourth, after your head makes impact with a fully grown duck, check for duck poop. Just saying.

Finally, when all is said and done, forgive the duck. Life’s too short to be holding a grudge against a duck who was just trying to get to the water when your head got in the way. 

These principles help in other situations as well.

*Photo courtesy of Matt Silveria and Unsplash

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