A young man named Stan 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
Stan 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, Stan was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled
back. Stan shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude.
Stan, in desperate ion, 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, Stan quickly opened the door to the
freezer.. The parrot calmly stepped out onto Stan’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 unforgivable behaviour.”
Stan 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 behaviour, the bird spoke-up, very softly,
“May I ask what the turkey did?”