Thursday, November 27, 2014

A young man received a parrot as a 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. Don 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, the man was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. So the man shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. The man, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed and then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, the young man quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto his 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."

The young man 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, when the bird spoke-up, very softly and asked, "May I ask what the turkey did?"



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