Many years ago, a woman called me asking me if I knew anything about fixing a dishwasher. I told her I could take a look at it. Â Since she had to go to work, Â she told me she would leave the key under the mat Â and for me to leave my bill on the counter and she would send me a check.
“Don’t worry about my Dobberman Spike. He won’t bother you, but whatever you do, do not, under any circumstances talk to the parrot!”
When I Â arrived, I discovered the biggest and meanest Â looking Dobberman I had ever seen. But the dog just Â lay there, watching me go about his business.
However, the parrot drove me nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing, and name-calling.
Finally I couldn’t contain myself any longer and yelled, “Shut up, you stupid ugly bird!”
The parrot replied, “Get him, Spike!”
Moral of the story: be slow to speak, and most of all, slow to anger!