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    Aug 2002
    Central Indiana Zone 5a
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    Talking Jon's Parrot

    A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad
    attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth
    was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change
    the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft
    music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's

    Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled
    back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John,
    in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the

    For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly
    there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

    Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the

    The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I
    believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm
    sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend
    to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

    John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to
    ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the
    bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
    - R. Buckminster Fuller

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    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Zone 9a - Gulf Coast
    Oh! How appropriate, and how wonderful!

    I have been on the phone with the parents/guardians of many promising, yet bad students.

    I will copy, paste and print this for my students. It is funny, but yet so very true to life.


    Ann B.
    Zone 9a
    Gulf Coast

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