#1: Back soon! Author: Carole, Location: Valtellina - Near Lake ComoPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:33 am ---- OK - I know it's in the wrong place, but hey - if I can't 'pull rank' then why be an Administrator???
This is just to keep you smiling for the next 10 days 'til I get back. I have friends over from the USA so am having a little holiday. But I've noticed that 'our Carnie' is around again so you won't lack for laughs.
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 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 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
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to
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
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
behaviour, the bird continued,
"May I ask what the turkey did?"
#2: Re: Back soon! Author: Cathy, Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:39 am ---- Very funny Carole!! Have a great time with your guests!!
#3: Re: Back soon! Author: nuccia, Location: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:15 am ---- Very funny, mum!
#4: Re: Back soon! Author: Luca, Location: Terni - ItalyPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:57 am ---- Mai comprare un pappagallo "usato"
Buone vacanze e... aspettiamo trepidanti il tuo ritorno!
#5: Re: Back soon! Author: lilbees, Location: Georgia, USAPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:21 am ---- Carol, have a nice Holiday!
You just brightened my morning. Loved the story.
#6: Re: Back soon! Author: Emmy, Location: ScotlandPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:28 am ---- Wonder what that poor bird thought when he saw the chicken legs and the chicken breast all in separate packages!!
I hope your guests remembered to give you the Big Hug I've asked them to deliver to you.
Hope you all have a lovely time and I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get good weather for the next two weeks.