Originally posted by Z16 Z06
I bet your Parrot cant even say ONE word!!
As a man is walking down a city street, a shady-looking character calls out to him from a dark alley "Pssst! Hey you! Come over here; I've got something to show you." As he walked over to satisfy his curiosity, the suspicious man from the alley lifts the cover off a container he is holding, revealing a large colorful parrot in a cage.
The pedestrian then asks "So, what's the big deal? Every pet store has a couple of birds." The alley man replies "This is a SPECIAL bird; he can sing 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' in seven languages. I'll prove it...Polly, sing it in German." The parrot sings it in perfect German. He then instructs the bird to sing it in six other languages, including English. Each time, the bird sings it perfectly.
At this point, the pedestrian was quite impressed, and asked the alley man how much? The alley man responded "How much have you got?" After taking an inventory of his wallet and pockets, he replied "All I've got on me is $62.18." The man in the alley responded "By some amazing coincidence, that is exactly the price of the bird."
After purchasing the parrot, the man went to the nearest cash machine, and withdrew a couple of hundred dollars. Seeing the opportunity to make some quick money, he went to the pub where all his friends hang out, and announced that his parrot can sing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco' in seven different languages. When his friends didn't believe him, he challenged them to put their money where their mouths were. After all the bets were placed, he turned to his parrot, and said "OK Polly, how about singing it in French to start off with?" The parrot was silent.
Anxious, the man said "He is probably just nervous in front of crowds; how about Spanish? German? English?..." Each time his bird remained silent. When the laughter and remarks from his friends subsided, he paid them all off, and walked out of the bar - quite embarrassed.
Unable to contain his anger any longer, he reached into the cage, and grabbed the bird, yelling "Why didn't you do your thing??!!"
The bird responded "Idiot!!! Think of the odds you'll get tomorrow!"