green canaries in pet shop

Green Canaries

A lady went to a pet shop to purchase a couple of canaries.

“I’d like to buy two yellow canaries,” she told the owner.

“We don’t have any canaries, but we have these lovely birds for sale,” he said as he displayed some pale green parakeets.

“But that’s not what I’m looking for,” the lady stated.

Then the crafty store owner calmly replied to the customer.

He said, “Just think of them as yellow canaries that aren’t quite ripe yet.”

Police Report of Incident

police officer in bird shop

Location: Local pet shop

Reporting Officer: John Davis


On June 1, at approximately 2 pm, a lady entered local pet shop with the intention of purchasing two yellow canaries. She informed the owner, identified as pet shop owner, of her desire to acquire the said birds.

Description of Events:

Upon being notified of the lady’s request, store owner regretfully informed her that they were out of yellow canaries at the moment. Instead, he offered her pale green parakeets as an alternative.

The lady, whose identity remains undisclosed, expressed her dissatisfaction, asserting that the parakeets were not what she was looking for.

In response, store owner offered an unusual explanation, stating, “Just think of them as yellow canaries that aren’t quite ripe yet.”

At this point, the lady seemed amused but remained adamant about her preference for yellow canaries. No further incidents were reported, and she left the store without making a purchase.


The exchange between the lady and the pet shop owner regarding the canaries remained cordial, with no signs of any illegal activities or disputes. No police intervention was required, and the case is considered closed.

Submitted by:

John Davis #555 LAPD

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