A young couple bought a parrot but quickly discovered that he could cause them a lot of embarrassment.
Every time someone came to the house, he would tell them what the couple had been up to, particularly what went on in the evenings on the sofa.
“That’s it, I’ve had enough,” said the man, “From now on, you’ll be covered up early in the evening so you can’t see what’s going on. Otherwise, it’s the zoo for you.”
A few days later, the couple decided to go away for a week’s holiday so they spent the evening packing and of course filled the suitcase to overflowing.
“I’ve got an idea,” said the man.
“I’ll get on top, press down as much as I can and you can tell me what’s happening.”
But the case wouldn’t close.
“This is no good,” remarked the wife.
“Here, let me have a go, I’ll get on top and we’ll see if it’s any better.”
Still, they couldn’t get the case to close, so the man said,
“Let’s both get on top, bounce up and down and maybe that’ll work.”
Suddenly the parrot pulled off the cage cover and squawked,
“I’ll take my chances at the zoo, but this I’ve just got to see?”