Thursday, May 26, 2011

Behavior Modification

David received a parrot for his birthday. This parrot was fully grown with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an expletive. Those that weren't expletives were, to say the least, rude. David tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything he could think of to set a good example.

Nothing worked. He yelled at the bird, and the bird got worse. He shook the bird, and the bird got more angry and more rude. Finally, in a moment of desperation, David put the parrot in the freezer. For a few moments he heard the bird squawking and kicking and screaming. Then, suddenly, there was quiet. David feared that he might have actually hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto David's extended arm and said: "I'm sorry that I might have offended you with my language and actions and ask for your forgiveness. I will endeavor to correct my behavior."

David was astounded at the bird's change in attitude and was about to ask what had made such a drastic change when parrot continued: "May I ask what the chicken did?"


  1. Very cute...a jarring and life changing experience for the little bird!

  2. Very good, a true gem!

  3. Thanks, Deb.

    Glad you enjoyed it, Steve. I appreciate your effort in figuring out a way to circumvent your Blogger problems to leave a comment. :)

  4. If it gave you a chuckle, Ruth, I'm happy. :)

  5. Cute, Linda..... Made me laugh outloud... ha ha

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. It reminds me of my Dad. That was one of his favourite jokes.. one of MANY. Thanks for the laugh. :)

  7. I'm glad it made you laugh, Betsy.

    Hilary - It was your post about Lucy that reminded me of this story. Your dad's and my senses of humor must be similar. :)


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