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. In desperation, John threw up his hands, 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, when the bird continued, “May I ask what the turkey did?”
Thanks for posting this; now I ponder this: Why do we bring certain birds, such as your parrot, into our homes, nurture them, feed them, care for them, love them, treat them as family, yet, a bird named “Turkey”, after having been slaughtered, is brought into our homes and the corpse is ate. What a palatable way to have people listen to an animals’ right to life message. Thanks for posting this. I’ll pass it along.
XD I haven’t heard that one before, it’s good!
Btw, thanks for all of the WP styles, I’ve had a field day in installing them for one of my sites… =)