There was this quiet, conservative man who happened to own a parrot. Unfortunately for the man, this parrot swore like a sailor. He would swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. This bird's foul mouth was driving the man crazy. One day, it just got to be too much! The man grabbed the bird by the neck, shook him really hard, and yelled, "QUIT IT!" This only made the bird mad and he started swearing even more! The man finally got fed up and said, "Okay for you!" and shut the bird up in a kitchen cabinet. This only served to aggravate the parrot who then began to claw and scratch the cabinet while he cursed even louder than before with a stream of swearing that would make even a sailor blush! At this point, the man became so angry that he threw the parrot into the freezer! For the first few seconds the bird started swearing at the top of his lungs! He kicked and clawed and thrashed all about the place. Then, suddenly it became VERY quiet! At first the man just waited, but then he started to think that the bird might be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he became so worried that he opened the freezer door. The bird calmly climbed on the man's outstretched arm and said, "Awfully sorry about all the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on." The man was astonished! He couldn't understand the transformation that had come over the parrot! Then the parrot said, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"