Jul 26, 2010 - 10:59 am
This morning I was doing my usual routine of coming to this site and another one that I frequent, with my coffee and was basically checking in on some of the posts. My wife came into the kitchen and with a strange voice said "Hello" almost imitating a Parrot. She does this once in awhile because she knows the story behind it.
It reminded me of something that happened many years ago when I walked into a local Pet store, I was to pick up some pet food for our cats. On a perch was an African Grey Parrot and under it was a sign that said it could speak over 700 words. So as I passed by, I said " Hello " and the parrot did not reply. So, I said " Hello" again, and once again the parrot didn't reply. So I said " Stupid Bird " and walked away to get the pet food for our cats.
I then had to return to the front of the store and get in line to check out. I was close to the Parrot but not exactly next to it, but was the last in line. I heard, "Hello " and I dismissed it, thinking the parrot might be talking to someone near it. Again, I heard, " Hello" and again I ignored it. Then I heard " Hey Stupid, I said Hello " and I knew that darn parrot was talking to me as I had called it stupid earlier, loud enough that other people in the store could hear me. Well, I sure felt stupid and turned several shades of red as the other customers had a good laugh at my expense, out talked by a Parrot.
Now, I am very, very careful about who I call Stupid : )
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