The Parrot with A Foul Vocabulary
Bill received a parrot for his birthday. This parrot was fully grown with a
bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an expletive. Those
that weren't expletives were, to say the least, rude.
Bill tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was constantly saying
polite words, playing soft music, anything he could think of to try and set
a good example.
Nothing worked. He yelled at the bird and the bird got worse. He shook the
bird and the bird got more angry and more rude. Finally, in a moment of
desperation, Bill put the parrot in the freezer. For a few moments he heard
the bird squawking and kicking and screaming; then suddenly there was quiet.
Bill was frightened that he might have actually hurt the bird and quickly
opened the freezer door.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto Bill's extended arm and said: "I'm sorry
that I might have offended you with my language and actions and ask for your
forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior."
Bill was astounded at the bird's change in attitude and was about to ask
what had made such a drastic change when parrot continued: "May I ask what
the chicken did?"