Just a little something to lighten the mood....
A guy named David received a parrot for his birthday. The parrot was
> fully-grown, with a bad attitude and even worse vocabulary. Every other
> word was a swear word. Those that weren't expletives were, to say the
> least, rude. David tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was
> constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, and doing anything
> he could think of to try and set a good example. Nothing worked. He
> yelled at the bird and the bird yelled back. He shook the bird and the
> bird just got angrier and ruder.
> Finally, in a moment of desperation, David put the parrot in the
> freezer. For a few moments he heard the bird squawk and kick and
> scream. Then suddenly there was quiet. Not a sound for half a minute.
> David was frightened that he might have hurt the bird, and quickly
> opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out onto David's
> extended arm and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude
> language and actions. I will endeavor at once to correct my behavior. I
> really am truly sorry and beg your forgiveness."
> David was astonished at the bird's change in attitude and was about to
> ask what had caused such a dramatic change, when the parrot continued,
> "May I ask what the chicken did?"