Hey Lady

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A lady was walking down the street to work and she saw a parrot on a perch in front of a pet store.

Without warning the bird suddenly spoke,

"Hey lady, you're really ugly."

Well, the indignation of it all; insulted by a few ounces of green bird! Storming past the store the lady continues to her work.

On the way home she saw the same parrot:

"Hey lady, you're really ugly."

Not certain she could stand much more, the lady nonetheless restrained herself and went about her business.

The next day the same parrot was on the job:

"Hey lady, you're really ugly."

This time there was no turning back. The lady enters the store and confronts the owner. Amidst threats of suits and other dire happenings the fellow protests and says that parrots don't really understand what they're saying but to no avail. Finally he apologizes profusely and promises to make sure the parrot didn't say it again.

When the lady walked past the store that day after work the parrot called to her,

"Hey lady."

She paused and said," Yes?"

The bird replies,

"You know."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense."

- Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (1842-1914?), US author, editor, cynic: The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)