The Parrotadded November 21, 2008
A young man named John received a parrot as an early Christmas gift. The
parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of
the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried
and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite
words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean
up' the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled
back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder.
John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and shoved him in
the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the
freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said 'I
believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm
sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully
intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior'. John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about
to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the
bird continued.... ........'May I enquire as to what the turkey did?'