Parker’s Parrot


Parker received a parrot for her birthday. This parrot was fully grown, with a bad attitude and a worse vocabulary. Every other word was an expletive. Those that were not expletive were, to say the least, rude. Parker tried hard to change the bird’s attitude, and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music . . . anything she could think of to try to set a good example. Nothing worked.

She yelled at the bird and the bird got worse. She shook the bird, and the bird got even angrier, and ruder. Finally, in a moment of desperation, Parker put the parrot in the freezer. For a few moments she heard the bird squawking, kicking, and screaming — then suddenly there was quiet. Parker was frightened that she might have hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out on to Parker’s extended arm and said, “I’m sorry that I might have offended you with my language and actions, and I ask for your forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior.”

Parker was astonished at the bird’s change in attitude and was about to ask what had made such a dramatic change, when the parrot continued, “May I ask what the chicken did?”

– From our big dusty archive of funny email
(Authors Unknown)

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