Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

What The Parrot Saw

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. Nothing worked.

Fed up, John yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more profane. Exasperated, John grabbed the bird and shoved 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 he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.

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

John was stunned by the change in the bird's attitude. He was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, when the bird asked,
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"May I ask what the turkey did?"

Belated Thanksgiving humor from my husband. Have a good Tuesday.
P.K.

 

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