Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 12:50:59 -0500
This guy buys a parrot that is already about a year or two old. It can talk,
but only knows curse words. He cusses all the time and when he is not
cussing, he is rude. The guy tries to change the parrot's attitude. He plays
soft music and talks very nice to the bird -- but the bird just gets worse.
The guy gets desperate and he yells at the bird -- the bird gets even worse
and begins cussing at him. The guy grabbs the bird and starts shaking him. So
the bird starts cussing more and biting. Out of total desperation the guy
grabs his freezer door and throws the parrot in the freezer. He can hear the
parrot in there flailing about and cussing up a storm. All of a sudden it
becomes dead quiet. The guy thinks, "Oh my gosh, I've killed him!" He opens
the freezer door and the bird steps out onto the guy's arm. The bird says, "I
am sorry if I have caused you desperation in the past, but I will try to
change my disposition in the future and only speak kindly to you." The guy is
absolutely dumbfound! He is about to ask the bird what caused his change of
heart when the bird says: "May I ask what the chicken did?"