Did You Hear About This?
A man named John received a parrot as a gift.
At first John was delighted.
But his excitement was short lived. The parrot had a bad attitude and a very vulgar vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s’ mouth was either rude, obnoxious or very obscene.
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 calm this obnoxious bird. Nothing seemed to work. So, John yelled at the parrot thinking that would help. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot’s cage but the parrot simply yelled even more obscenities.
Finally, in desperation, John opened the cage, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer and shut the door. From inside, for a few minutes, John heard the parrot squawking and cussing. But then, suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he may have hurt the bird, 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 crude language. I owe you an apology. I’m sincerely sorry for my inappropriate actions. And, I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my disgusting behavior.”
John was stunned. He just starred at the parrot, unable to speak. This was the most remarkable change he had ever witnessed in his life.
Just as he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke again, ever so softly, and said, “May I ask what the turkey did?”
By the way, don’t forget to thaw your turkey.
Have A Great Thanksgiving! I’ll be on the air Thursday night, full of it, as usual.