The Parrot


Dick received a parrot for his birthday. This parrot was fully grown with a bad atitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an expletive...Those that weren't expletives were, to say the least, rude.

Dick tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything he could think of the try and set a good example...........nothing worked. He yelled at the bird and the bird got worse. He shook the bird and the bird got more angry and more rude.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, Dick put the parrot into the freezer. For a few moments Dick heard the bird squawking and kicking and screaming -- then suddenly there was quiet. Dick was frightened that he might have actually hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto Dick's extended arm and said:

"I'm sorry that I might have offended you with my language and actions, and ask for your forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior."

Dick was astounded at the bird's change in attitude, and was just about to ask the parrot what had made such a drastic change in his attitude, when the parrot spoke again and said:

"May I ask what the chicken did?"




Last modified: 11/26/1997