Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Boy and His Parrot

A sentimental story about a young lad 
(we’ll call him John) and his Parrot.

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. 
The parrot 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, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. 
The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the
parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, 

threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. 
Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the 

door to the freezer. 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 spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

Thank you Mr. Trailbee.


LL said...

What indeed did the turkey do?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Odie. I hope that the Mrs. is well enough to eat a bit of turkey and stuffing.

Always On Watch said...

An appropriate parable for the times in which we live.

Happy Thanksgiving, Odie. May the dinner you cook turn out to be a gourmet feast.

USA_Admiral said...

Great one!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

cody said...


Adrienne said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Odie.

Sandee said...

Bwahahahahahahahaha. Love this.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the little woman. ☺

Jon Dougery said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

LL, The Mrs. is great and the only difference this year is I'm doing the cooking.

Happy Thanksgiving

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

AOW, I hope I live up to what the Mrs. has always done.

Happy Thanksgiving

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Admiral, Thank You Sir!

Happy Thanksgiving

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

cody, but of course.

Happy Thanksgiving

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Adrienne, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, I knew you would.

Happy Thanksgiving

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Jon, Thank You!

Happy Thanksgiving

edutcher said...

There's a moral there, I'd say.

Happy T-day (especially this year) to you and the Mrs.

Z said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Odie!
That is one of my ALL TIME favorite jokes! (clean ones, anyway:)

MissK said...

Happy Thanksgiving Odie :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving

dan said...

Thanksgiving accomplished....
I'm stuffed :)

Brighid said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with the love of friends and family. Blessed be.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, Thank you Sir!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Z, Well you came to the right place ... today anyway.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

MissK, Back At you Girl!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Rick, thank you and to you and yours also.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

dan, I know what you mean ... someone roll me over please.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brighid, they were thank you. I hope you enjoyed the same.

Ron Russell said...


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ron, and it has a really long way to go here.