Join Date: Oct 2009
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Gifted a parrot!
Recently I received a parrot as a gift. Pets as gifts are usually a bad idea. THIS "bad idea" had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word was rude, obnoxious and profane !
I tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else I could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, I lost it and yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. I shook my finger at the parrot and he got angrier and more rude.
So, in desperation, I threw up my hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked, kicked and screamed.
Then there was total quiet.
Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that I'd hurt the parrot, I quickly opened the door to the freezer.
The parrot calmly said,
"I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my language and behavior. I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my inexcusable behavior."
I was stunned at the change !!
I was about to ask what had caused such an attitude change when he continued --
"May I ask what the turkey did?"