A man received a colorful parrot for his birthday.
His parrot was fully grown, with a bad attitude and even worse vocabulary.
Every other word was an expletive.
Those that weren’t expletives were, to say the least, rude.
The man tried hard to change the bird’s attitude.
Saying polite words and playing soft music didn’t work.
The frustrated owner did anything he could to try and set a good example for the bird.
He yelled at the parrot and the parrot yelled back.
The bird got shook and just got more angry and more rude.
Finally, in a moment of desperation, the man put the parrot in the freezer.
For a few moments he heard the bird squawk and kick and scream.
Then suddenly there was quiet.
Not a sound for half a minute.
The man was frightened that he might have hurt the parrot and quickly opened the freezer door.
His feathered pet calmly stepped out onto the man’s extended arm and said,
“I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.
I will endeavor at once to correct my behavior.
I really am truly sorry and beg your forgiveness.”
The man was astonished at the bird’s change in attitude and was about to ask what had made such a dramatic change when the parrot continued:
“May I ask what the chicken did?”