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Saturday, January 07, 2006

What? A Dead Parrot?

You have to wonder about the news lately. The miners are alive and well. The miners are dead. It reminds me of a joke. It’s a kind of morbid joke, but it suits the situation.
    Customer: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint.
    (The owner does not respond.)
    C: 'Ello, Miss?
    Owner: What do you mean "miss"?
    C: I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!
    O: We're closin' for lunch.
    C: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.
    O: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?
    C: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!
    O: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
    C: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.
    O: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!
    C: The plumage don't enter into it. It's stone dead.
    O: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!



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