The Bad Parrot

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Here's Looking At YouA young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse .

Every word out of the bird’s’ mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with .  John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only , playing 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 , threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the . For a the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet.  Not a 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 and actions.  I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate 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 did?”