Monday, April 23, 2007

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."

Will Rogers (1879-1935)


Blogger puggimer said...

This reminds me of a joke:

A man bought at parrot. He took it home, and as soon as he got there the parrot started talking, saying the most horrible stream of obscenities and filth that he had ever heard.

Nothing he could do would get the bird to stop swearing. Covering the cage, locking it in a room alone just made it swear all the louder.

Finally, frustrated, he grabbed the bird and threw it in the freezer, slamming the door. For a second he could hear the muffled cursing, then silence. A minute later, he hears a knock on the freezer door.

He opens the freezer, and the parrot is standing there. "I apologize sir, for my foul mouth before. I promise to mend my ways" the parrot says.

The man takes it out and puts it back in the cage.

As he starts to turn away, the parrot speaks one more time. "Excuse me sir, if I may be so bold, but what ever did the chicken say?"

10:15 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

A person who lives the same way whether the spotlight is on him/her or not doesn't have to worry about what might get overheard.

9:28 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

This made me think about what's been coming out of my mouth of late...

I need to be more mindful about what I say, as a lot of what comes out of my mouth seems to be pretty darned heavy & serious lately. I'm finding it to be more difficult to laugh off stress.

If someone got a hold of "my parrot", I fear that they'd become depressed.

I need to work on my attitude.


6:02 AM  

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