Parrot Named Chet
One Christmas Eve, a frenzied man ran into a pet shop looking for an
unusual Christmas gift for his wife. The shop owner suggested a parrot,
named Chet, which could sing famous Christmas carols. The man, Len,
thought this an excellent idea.
This seemed like the perfect gift. "How do I get him to sing?" Len
"Simply hold a lighted match directly under his feet like this," was the
shop owner's reply. Chet began to sing "Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! .
The shop owner then held another match under the parrot's right foot.
Then Chet's tune changed, and the air was filled with "Silent Night,
Len was so impressed that he paid the shop-keeper and ran home as
quickly as he could with Chet under his arm. When the wife saw her gift
she was overwhelmed. "How beautiful!" She exclaimed, "Can he talk?"
"No," Len replied, "But he can sing. Let me show you."
Len lit a match and placed it under Chet's left foot, as the shop-keeper
had shown him, and Chet crooned, "Jingle Bells! Len then held another
lit match to Chet's right foot, and out came, "Silent Night. Holy Night..."
The wife, her face filled with curiosity, then asked, "What if we light
a match and hold it between his legs?" Len did not know. "Let's try it."
He answered, eager to please his wife.
So they held the lit a match and held it between Chet's legs. Chet
twisted his face, cleared his throat, and sang out loudly (like it was
the performance of his life) "Chet's nuts roasting on an open fire...."
Merry Christmas to all...