If you’ve never had a parrot before, you really are missing out on one of life’s unique pleasures. It isn’t just the fact that they can talk, they have a personality that really makes enjoying it fun.
There are times, however, when we have a bird and they don’t exactly say the best thing. It is often because they are taught something wrong, and it can be embarrassing if they say it at the wrong time.
That is what one woman was experiencing but she had an idea. She would get a priest and his two parrots involved, but things didn’t turn out as planned.
A lady goes to her parish priest one day and tells him,
“Father, I have a problem. I have two female parrots but they only know how to say one thing.”
“What do they say?” the priest inquired.
“They say, ‘Hi, we’re prostitutes. Do you want to have some fun?’” the woman said embarrassingly.
“That’s obscene!” the priest exclaimed, “I can see why you are embarrassed.”
He thought a minute and then said, “You know, I may have a solution to this problem. I have two male parrots whom I have taught to pray and read the Bible. Bring your two parrots over to my house and we will put them in the cage with Francis and Job. My parrots can teach your parrots to praise and worship. I’m sure your parrots will stop saying that awful phrase in no time.”
“Thank you,” the lady responded, “This may very well be the solution.”
The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest’s house.
As he ushered her in, she saw his two male parrots were inside their cage, holding their rosary beads and praying.
Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them.
After just a couple of seconds, the female parrots exclaimed in unison, “Hi, we’re prostitutes. Do you want to have some fun?”
There was a stunned silence.
Finally, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and said,
“Put the beads away, Francis, our prayers have been answered!”