To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: parrot
From: "Peter Waanders" <>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 12:20:24 +0930
Hi all

Not normally in the habit of forwarding jokes, while reading the one below I
couldn't help but thinking of our Night Parrot - enjoy.
Jimmy received a parrot for Christmas. The parrot was fully grown, with a
very bad attitude and even worse vocabulary.
Every other word was an expletive; those that weren't expletives were, to
say the least, rude. Jimmy tried to change the bird's attitude by constantly
saying polite words, playing soft music, anything that he could think of.
Nothing worked.
He yelled at the bird, and the bird got worse. He shook the bird, and the
bird got even more rude. Finally, in a moment of desperation, Jimmy put the
parrot in the freezer.
For a few moments he heard the bird swearing, squawking, kicking and
screaming. Then, suddenly, there was absolute quiet. Jimmy was frightened
that he might have actually hurt the bird, and quickly opened the freezer
The parrot calmly stepped out onto Jimmy's extended arm and said, "I'm sorry
that I offended you with my language and my actions, and I ask your
forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior."

Jimmy was astounded at the changes in the bird's attitude and was about to
ask what had changed him, when the parrot continued, "May I ask what the
Chicken did?"


Peter Waanders

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