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 more rude. John, 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.
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 spoke-up, very softly,”May I ask what the turkey did?”
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