Pat Drummond :: life & technology

December 18, 2012

Christmas bird

A young man named Fred 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.  Fred tried and tried to change the bird's behaviour by setting an good example by speaking politely, but to no avail.

Finally, Fred was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. Fred shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude.  Fred, in desperation, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.  Then, suddenly there was total quiet.  Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, Fred quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.  I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate actions and I intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behaviour."

Fred 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 behaviour, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

Merry Christmas