And now…drumroll…a joke from my Mom!
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. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, 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 open 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
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, the bird continued, “May I ask what the turkey did?”