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, racy or 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 language.
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 more obnoxious. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes, the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Suddenly, there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard.
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John flung open the freezer. Calmly, the parrot stepped out into 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 transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my unforgivable behavior."
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot about the sudden shift in behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly:
"May I ask what the turkey did?"