A young woman named Katiereceived a parrot as a gift many years ago. Over time the parrot developed anextremely bad attitude.

It got to the point that every word out of the bird's mouth was rude andobnoxious. Katie tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistentlysaying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else she could thinkof to 'clean up' the bird's attitude and by then 'foul language.'

Finally, Katie was fed up and yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. Katielost it and shook the parrot. The parrot became uncontrollable and even morerude. Katie, in desperation, threw up her hands, grabbed the bird and put himin the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked, kicked and screamed.Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that she'd hurt the parrot, Katie quickly opened the door to the freezer.

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

Katie was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.

As she was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in hisbehavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"