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Roast duck and miscommunication

on March 27, 2013

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Zaruma is one of our two pet Muscovy ducks. We raised him from a chick. Then we got Tapper and raised her from a chick too and now they are a happily married couple. At sundown I always put them into one of the fox-proof pens and they now look after Gutsy9, the baby peacock, during the nights. (One photo shows Zaruma clearly; the other photo shows all three unclearly).

Anyway, onto the miscommunication part of this post: Anthony absolutely loves roast duck so the other day I bought two frozen ducks. Well, yesterday I defrosted them to cook tonight so I could be a bit ahead of myself for Easter lunch. So, at 6.30pm I told Ming I would join him to watch our favourite TV show as soon as I put the ducks in. At 6.35pm this was our conversation:

Me: Okay, the ducks are in.
Ming (watching TV): How the hell did you do that so fast?
Me: Well I got them ready to go, put a bit of salt on and no need for oil because ducks have a lot of fat.
Ming: Salt! They don’t need salt do they?
Me: Well it just makes the meal a bit tastier.
Ming: You put salt on their wheat?
Me: What?
Ming: They’re ducks, Mum – they don’t need condiments!
Me: Well I was going to use some pepper too.
Ming: What?

And that’s when we realized that he thought I was talking about Zaruma and Tapper. LOL!

28 responses to “Roast duck and miscommunication

  1. avian101 says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes love it – sounds very familiar to me and my lot I must say πŸ™‚

  3. That is way too funny and it sounds very much like a conversation that I could have had with either one of my babies or even my hubby. Definitely a hee, hee lol, I’m not leaning on legs over this one!

  4. Ingrid says:

    Yes love it – sounds very familiar to me and conversations with my lot I must say πŸ™‚

  5. Jan Norman says:

    I haven’t laughed this much in ages! Thanks!

  6. :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I was so happy, too! Ha!

  7. So funny. (not LOL). πŸ˜‰

  8. He ha! that made me smile. πŸ™‚

  9. dcwisdom says:

    Oh, I love conversations like this – when you’re talking about different things and the conversation goes so funny!

  10. Hee hee! MIsunderstandings. they read like a sitcom sometimes…

  11. Funny!

    I have a few ducks in my freezer and I’ve yet to cook them. My husband took up bird hunting, and he got a turkey too. That was delicious. I’m a little nervous about trying the duck and I’m not sure why. I’ve just never had it before.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Julie, the best part of that is your paying attention to each other. You may not be understanding each other, but you are paying attention. Take care, Bill

  13. ROFL! That is a GREAT story!

  14. janechese says:

    It is funny when you realize that two people are talking about two different things.

  15. Too funny…I thought you were going to say Ming thought you were going to have YOUR two ducks for dinner….Diane

  16. victoriaaphotography says:

    Hilarious, Julie.
    Your birds do so make me smile or even…………LOL.

  17. aFrankAngle says:

    Too funny … thanks for sharing!!!!

  18. elizabeth says:

    Hahaha, too funny. πŸ™‚

  19. Judith Post says:

    A Comedy of Errors–love it! Makes me wonder if you fed animals herbs and seasonings if the meat would come pre-flavored?? Probably not a brilliant idea.

  20. This was funny……………….

  21. Trisha says:

    That’s hilarious!

  22. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    “They’re ducks, Mum, they don’t need condiments” – MADE ME LAUGH πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Bless ya, Ming!

  23. OMG grinning! Sometimes misunderstanding can be wonderful moments. Ming’s use of the word “condiments” was the absolute topper!

  24. Oh fabulous – and the post title was too good too πŸ˜€

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