Mama and the Cockatoo
A young woman was walking past a pet shop and saw an exotic, white cockatoo for sale.
The price was $6000. She entered the store and asked the clerk why the bird was so expensive.
The clerk told her that the bird spoke 6 different languages.
"Does it speak English?" asked the woman.
"Of course it does!" said the clerk.
The woman thought about her mother who was multi-lingual, a bit of a recluse and lived all alone. She decided to purchase the bird and send it to her mother as a companion.
She paid for the bird and made arrangements for it to be delivered.
The following day, the woman telephoned her mother.
"Mama, did you like the cockatoo that I sent you?"
"Oh it was delicious!" she replied.
"Mama, what do you mean delicious?"
"I made soup out of it."
"But mama, that bird spoke six different languages!"
"Oh dear! Why didn't it say something?"