A young man named Alistair received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary; every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Alistair tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to clean up the bird's act. Finally, Alistair was so fed up he yelled at the bird. The parrot yelled back. Alistair shook the parrot but the parrot got angrier and even ruder. In desperation, Alistair grabbed the bird and stuffed him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then, suddenly, there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for several minutes. Fearing that he had hurt the parrot, Alistair opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out onto Alistair's outstretched arm and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behaviour." Alistair was astonished at the change in the bird's attitude. He was about to ask what had caused such a dramatic change when the parrot continued.
"What was it that the turkey did to offend you?"