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?"
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
I am sending that one to one of my stepdaughters who owns the hostile parrot from hell.
Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004