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From: JennyAlice
Date: 09-20-2006, 08:48 AM (1 of 4)
Did you hear about the guy who received a talking parrot from his Uncle Syd for his birthday?
Well, this parrot had an extremely foul mouth on him, every second word was an expletive.
Now this guy who'll we'll call Ross, was quite embarrassed about this parrot, but, being the sort of person who always thought the best of everyone and everything, decided to try and rehabilitate this parrots language.
He spoke nicely to the parrot, trying to make it repeat phrases after him like 'thank you' and 'your welcome' and 'you look well this morning', but try as he may, the parrot always managed to put some swear word into the sentence.
He read poetry to the parrot, read nice books to him, played soothing classical music to it, nothing worked.
Finally one day, the parrot was being particularly obnoxious, in a fit of frustration he lost his cool and grabbed the parrot by the neck, went into the kitchen, opened the freezer compartment to the fridge, threw the parrot in and closed the door.
There was an almighty racket from the freezer, swearing, squawking, scratching etc for about 1 minute, then all of a sudden... deathly quite.
No noise emanated from the freezer for about 2-3 minutes.
Ross, became understandably concerned that his actions may have actually injured the parrot...or worse...!
He quickly opened the door to the freezer.
The parrot, quietly walked out of the freezer, up onto the mans arm and slowly turned it's head towards him and said...."I'm most terribly sorry if I have offended you in any way, my behaviour was totally unacceptable, my language was disgusting and uncalled for, please accept my most humble apologies and be assured that in future no such language shall escape my mouth. I shall be a model of good behaviour, language and self-control".

Ross, a little taken aback by this...was speechless for a few seconds. He finally found his voice and was about to ask why the sudden change in behaviour, when the parrot said..."May I inquire what the chicken did?".
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." -Charles Dickens
User: JennyAlice
Member since: 08-12-2006
Total posts: 29
From: Magot
Date: 09-20-2006, 12:01 PM (2 of 4)
hahahahahahahah love it!
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: lendube
Date: 09-20-2006, 12:24 PM (3 of 4)
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 09-20-2006, 07:32 PM (4 of 4)
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User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
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