A magician was working on a cruise ship that was on a tour of the islands in the Caribbean.
Knowing that the audience would be different each week, the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again.
There was only one problem though. The captain’s parrot saw the shows every week, and began to understand what the magician did in every trick. Once he understood that, he started shouting in the middle of the show:
- “Look, it’s not the same hat!”
- “Look, he’s hiding the flowers under the table!”
- “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades ?”
The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything, it was the captain’s parrot after all.
One day, after this had gone on for a few months, the ship had an accident and sunk.
The magician found himself on a piece of wood, in the middle of the ocean, and as you might expect as this is a joke, the captain’s parrot was by his sole companion.
The two of them stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word.
This went on for several days.
After a week the parrot finally said: “Okay, I give up. What did you do with the boat ?”
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