Parrot Sketch

May 20, 2007 · Print This Article

A young man named Jack received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the birds mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Jack tried and tried to change the birds attitude by constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, and anything he could think of to set a good example. Nothing worked. Finally, Jack got fed up at the bird and yelled at it. And the bird yelled back. Jack shook the parrot, the bird got angrier and ruder. In a moment of desperation, Jack put the bird in the refrigerator freezer.

For a few minutes, Jack heard the bird squawk, kick, scream and curse … then suddenly there was quiet. Not a peep for over a minute. Fearing that he had hurt the bird, Jack opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out onto Jack’s arm and said, “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am truly sorry, and I will do everything in my power to correct my poor behavior.” Jack was astonished at the bird’s change of attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made this dramatic change of behavior, the bird continued, “May I ask what the chicken did?”


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