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----- Original Message -----
From: Aharon Avraham <>
Newsgroups: msn.forums.israel.jewish.humor
Sent: 03 March 1998 01:18
Subject: Parrot endeavor to correct behavior...

Scott received a parrot for his birthday.  This  bird was a fully grown
parrot with a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.  Every other
word was an expletive.  Those that weren't expletives were, to say the
least,  rude.

Scott 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.  But 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, Scott put the parrot in the freezer.
a few moments he heard the bird squawking, kicking and screaming -- then
suddenly there was quiet.

Scott was afraid he may have hurt the bird and threw open the freezer door.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto Scott's extended arm and said: "I'm sorry
that I might have offended you with my language and actions and I ask your
forgiveness.  I will endeavor to correct my behavior."

Scott 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?"

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