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There’s nowt so queer as folk

Duck“There’s nowt so queer as folk” is a common saying from my part of the world and essentially just means “There’s nothing as strange as people”.   And it’s the phrase that immediately sprang to mind when I read about the recent antics of a certain Scott Clark  at the Embassy Suites St. Paul in Minnesota; he allegedly ripped the head off a tame duck from the ornamental pool in the hotel’s lobby.   Now the Minnesota Federated Humane Societies are on the case saying that the hotel ought to re-consider having the ducks because of the risk of them being mowed down by suitcases.   I’m sure a duck is more than capable of taking evasive action of a slowly moving suitcase that’s being dragged along. Stopping a stupid drunk behaving like an idiot is a different matter though.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Some idiots – usually drunk – do the most stupid things sometimes. A few months ago in Thailand a drunken Swiss man publicly defaced a poster of His Majesty the King. As anyone who has ever been to Thailand will know, the Thais have very strict lese-majeste laws, so the guy was really asking for trouble.

    Not surprisingly, he got thrown in jail for his antics. Several weeks (or months?) later HM the King pardoned him and he was deported – never to return to Thailand.

    And what about the couple who had sex on a beach in Dubai? You really have to wonder sometimes about just how stupid some people can be. As for ripping the head off a tame duck, words fail me.

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