This is simply a short post to wish all of our fellow Kentuckians well. Ice Storm 2009 has knocked us off of our feet, hasn’t it? I’ve never experienced anything quite like this. There are people who still don’t have power while others have regained power, but not their footing.
Personally? We were without power for about a week. The worst part of the entire ordeal was when our beloved 20 year old cat, Prissy, died. Fortunately, God designed us in a way that we’re able to keep on going even when our heart’s are breaking.
This would be me thanking Him for that.
I know that a lot of us Kentuckians are battling various degrees of sickness now, too. Everywhere you go, there’s evidence all around you – coughing, sneezing, people rubbing their heads and leaning on grocery carts, etc.
Better days are ahead and I know we’re all looking forward to them. For the time being, I thought you might need a little joke as much as I did when an internet buddy sent it to me. She knew I’d lost a MUCH loved family member (Prissy) and thought (rightfully so) that I might appreciate a chuckle. Two chuckles are better than one, so let’s see if it’ll coax one out of you…….
John received a parrot as an early Christmas 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.
John 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 vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back.
John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. In desperation, John threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and shoved 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 over a minute.
Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”
John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, “May I inquire as to what the turkey did?“