A young man named John received a parrot as a gift.
The parrot really had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with
profanity. John 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 though, John was fed up, and he yelled at the parrot. The
parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot, and the parrot got angrier
and more rude!
In desperation, John threw up his hands, grabbed the bird, and put
him in the freezer!
For a few minutes the parrot squawked, kicked and screamed..... then suddenly
there was total quiet! Not a peep was heard for for over a minute!
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to
The parrot calmly stepped out onto John'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 behavior."
John 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 behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey