Three Parrots

Once upon a time in India, there were three parrots. They were for sale. A prospective buyer was interested.

“How much is that parrot?” asked he, pointing to the first one.

“3000 rupees.”

“That’s pretty steep. What’s so special about it?”

“Well, it can speak Hindi.”

The prospective buyer was impressed, but wanted a better deal. So he probed, “How much for the second one?”

“5000 rupees.”

“What? Why?”

“It speaks Hindi and English.”

Thoroughly impressed and interested by now, he tried again. “How about the third one?”

“10000 rupees,” was the reply.

“Wow! How many languages does it speak?” asked the buyer.

“None. It doesn’t say a word.”

“Well, then. It must do some wonderful tricks. What can it do?”

“Nothing. It just sits there.”

Outraged, the buyer asked, “Why are you asking for 10000 rupees for it then?”

“Well, the other two parrots call it ‘Boss’,” explained the seller.

Moral of the story: All parrots are birdbrains. Why would they be for sale otherwise?

Photo by mybulldog