So the question was what were these used for?
The “these” is of course the candy. Smarties to be exact.
A bribe of sorts. Ah—betcha knew that part already though. But not whom they were for. Or should I say what they were for?
Did you think that was the answer? The kids wanted to hear them quack so I told them to quack at them. Which they did (much to my amusement). And then I threw the Smarties in the direction of the birds.
And my kids’ faces?
I was trying to hurry so the birds wouldn’t chase me.
(At this particular park they have been known to do that)
Oh—and the birds. Did they like the Smarties? I think so. The big one kept making this weird movement after each one so maybe they were too bitter for the birds? I dunno. They kept eating them.
More on this location in a few weeks. Sorry for the suspense. And if I forget…please remind me.