David will never forget the year that he received a parrot for his birthday.
The parrot was fully grown, with a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. The parrot just seemed to love shouting out abusive words.
This parrot was a great talker, and every other word that it uttered was an expletive. Those that weren’t expletives were, to say the least, rude.
Well, as you can understand, David tried hard to change the bird’s attitude, and he was constantly saying polite words to the parrot, playing soft music, and doing literally anything he could think of to try and set a good example to the bird.
But, no matter how hard he tried, and no matter what he did, nothing seemed to work.
He yelled at the bird, and the bird yelled back.
He shook the bird and the bird just got more angry and more rude.
Finally, in a moment of desperation, David opened the freezer door, put the parrot inside, and shut the door.
For a few moments he heard the bird squawk and kick and scream. Then suddenly there was quiet. Not a sound for half a minute.
David was frightened that he might have hurt the bird, and he quickly opened the freezer door.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto David’s extended arm and said, “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I will endeavor at once to correct my behavior. I really am truly sorry and beg your forgiveness.”
David 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?”
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