Thursday, 24 April 2008

Getting the Message

There was this fella with a parrot and the parrot swore like a
sailor. He could swear for five minutes straight without repeating
himself. The trouble was, the guy who owned him was a quiet,
conservative type, and this bird's foul mouth was driving him crazy.
One day, it got to be too much, so the guy grabbed the bird by the
throat, shook him really hard, and yelled, "QUIT IT!" But this just
made the bird mad and he swore more than ever.

Then the guy got mad and said, "OK for you," and locked the bird in
a kitchen cabinet. This really aggravated the bird and he clawed and
scratched, and when the guy finally let him out, the bird cut loose
with a stream of vulgarities that would make a veteran sailor blush.

At that point, the guy was so mad he threw the bird into the
freezer. For the first few seconds there was a terrible din. The
bird kicked and clawed and thrashed. Then it suddenly became quiet.

At first the guy just waited, but then he started to think the bird
might be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he became
worried and opened up the freezer door.

The bird calmly climbed onto the man's outstretched arm and
said, "Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best
to improve my vocabulary from now on."

The man was astounded. He couldn't understand the transformation
that had come over the parrot.

Then the parrot said, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"

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