Tuesday, November 25, 2008



Feeling the need to lighten up a bit, I thought I'd pass along this morning's email from my cousin...

A young man named John 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. 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 hand, grabbed the bird and put him inthe 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 ask what the turkey did?"

Happy Thanksgiving! (well, unless you are the turkey...)


Ralph said...

Now that is funny.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Cliff said...

Good joke possum. Thanks.
Sorry about the cat. I know it's easy to get so attached to these pets.
Nice of you to offer the baby gift but it's not necessary. You're thoughtfulness is duly noted and appreciated.

ancient one said...

Loved that story. Hope your Thanksgiving was good!

Rachel said...

Haha!! That is a funny one!! Sure put the fear in the parrot!!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's sure NOT a good day for the poor turkeys.

Marla said...

That was funny! I needed something to laugh about today! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!