A young couple bought a parrot, but quickly discovered that
he could cause them a lot of embarrassment. Every time
someone came to the house, he would tell them what the
couple had been up to, particularly what went on in the
evenings on the sofa.
“That’s it, I’ve had enough,” said the man, “from now on,
you’ll be covered up early in the evening so you can’t see
what’s going on. Otherwise, it’s the zoo for you.”
A few days later, the couple decided to go away for a week’s
holiday so they spent the evening packing and of course
filled the suitcase to overflowing.
“I’ve got an idea,” said the man. “I’ll get on top, press down
as much as I can and you can tell me what’s happening.” But
the case wouldn’t close.
“This is no good,” remarked the wife.
“Here, let me have a go, I’ll get on top and we’ll see if it’s any
Still they couldn’t get the case to close, so the man said,
“Let’s both get on top, bounce up and down and maybe
Suddenly the parrot pulled off the cage cover and squawked,
“I’ll take my chances at the zoo, but this I’ve just got to see?”