Confused Identity

It looks like wine, is the shape and colour of wine, is as heavy as wine…

…but it’s a candle. Yep, it is a candle, the wick is on the top.

This little object raised one heck of a conflict for me today, one you may be familiar with: if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck….it’s a duck?

I didn’t purchase this from a liquor store, but upon buying the candle, I took it out of the store…then realized that I looked like I was carrying around a bottle of wine.

Not wanting to be mistaken for a lush (or, any of my professors), I went back inside and asked for a bag. The fellow at the cash put it in a tall brown paper bag. Which made it appear even more like I was carrying a bottle of wine. Whatever.

I’d wanted an A&W Teen Burger and there happened to be an A&W on my way home, so I stopped and ate a burger.

Then I got home.

Then I realized I’d forgotten the candle at A&W. Shit.

So I went back and asked the girl at the cash about it. A guy working in the kitchen overheard and said, “Hey, it’s her wine!” He brought it out to me and said, “Here, we kept it in the fridge for ya. Enjoy your wine.”

And that’s how I got my candle back.

So next time you see something that looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like duck…for cripes sake, give it some respect! It’s not a freaking duck!


2 Responses to “Confused Identity”

  1. Ceci N’est Pas Une Bouteille.

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