Just some thoughts:
I had a friend that once owned a pet shop and had a parrot in that shop. I will say that parrot was a rascal. My friend tells the story of a problem he had with his parrot.
The parrot was placed in a cage near the store’s opening. Each day there was this one particular lady who would walk by the parrot’s cage. The parrot would always speak and say to her, “Hey lady.” The lady would stop and ask “What.?” Then the parrot would say “You’re ugly.”
This happened repeated times, with the lady walking by and the parrot saying specially to her, “Hey lady,” followed by “You’re ugly.” Finally the lady went to the store owner and told him if this did not stop she was going to take action, possibly a lawsuit against him, his parrot and the store.
The following day the owner spoke with his parrot. “Listen fella this has got to stop or else I’m gonna have me some parrot stew. You hear me, you get the picture?” The old parrot shook his head as if he got the picture.
The next day the lady passes the parrot. The parrot says, “Hey lady?” The lady stops, puts her hands on her hips looks straight at the parrot and says, “What now.?” The parrot looks at the lady and says…………
……………… “You know.”
You know all of us can talk without speaking. Our body language, wave of our hand, a look can speak volumes. Who has not been married for sometime does not know the difference in a look and “that look” or “good silence” and “bad silence.”( I do.) Silence….does not always mean nothing has been spoken.
The lady knew the parrott’s thoughts…they had not changed, they just were not said.
April 7, 2018
Posted August 26, 2018