A man received a parrot
his birthday. The parrot was fully grown,
with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary.
Every other word was an expletive.
weren't expletives were, to say the least, rude.
The man tried hard to
change the bird's attitude
and was constantly saying polite
soft music, anything he could think of to try and
set a good
example. Nothing worked.
He yelled at the bird and the bird yelled back.
He shook the bird and the
bird just got more
angry and more rude. Finally, in a
moment of desperation,
the man put the parrot in the freezer.
For a few moments he heard the
and kick and scream. Then
suddenly there was
quiet. Not a sound for half a minute.
The man was frightened
that he might have hurt the bird and
quickly opened the freezer door.
The parrot calmly
stepped out onto the man's
extended arm and said, "I believe
I may have
offended you with my rude language and actions.
I will endeavor at once to correct my behavior.
I really am truly sorry and beg your
The man was astonished at the bird's change
in attitude and was about to ask
what had made
such a dramatic change when the parrot continued,
"May I ask what the
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