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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Not A Knock Knock

Shhhh. I'm still sick and feeling very sleepy. I tried to make it through work today, but ended up leaving early -- did a conference call from home and crashed. It doesn't look promising for work tomorrow, either. Rats. I'm too busy for this.
No picture today -- and I can't think of a knock knock joke. How about a Thanksgiving joke?

The 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 "cleanup" the bird' s vocabulary.

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 hands, grabbed the bird, and put him in the freezer.

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 freezer.The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said to John, "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. Just 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?"

It's an old one, but it still cracks me up...

5 comments:

Teri C said...

yes it cracks me up again and perfect for the T-day.

Big hugs for feeling better and congratulations for posting when you feel so bad!

Susan Borgas said...

I just thought I would pop in and say that your joke just cracked me up. LOL. Also I am sorry to read that you are not well. I myself am just climbing back out of a spell of being ill. Gee it certainly messes up the creative side of us when we feel crook! Anyway take care and hope you are full speed ahead soon.

annie said...

You crack me up! I do hope you get to feeling better soon (and that things do not pile up too badly while you are getting well).

Diahn said...

Oh, dear. I'm so sorry you're still feeling punk - I feel your pain, but I'm finally on the mend, so hopefully you will be soon, too. I hope it doesn't interfere with TOO many of your creative projects...

Great joke, too - I'll have to steal it for my own uses, now...

janey said...

Is that the adult equivalent of a 9yr old boy's elephant joke?