- Jumping With The Birds
One day, a man decided to learn some new sports. He spent some time finding out what was available for him, but after a few months, he called some of his friends out to watch him trying out some of his ideas.
They all followed him up to the top of a local cliff. Not a big cliff, but still they were puzzled about why he had taken them there.
"Let me show you," he said, and produced from a cage a small yellow bird. He held the bird by the feet, and proceeded to jump off the cliff.
His friends were obviously worried, but he was fine, albeit slightly bruised, and returned to the top of the cliff.
"Well, " he said, after a pause, "I don't think much of this budgie-jumping."
So, then he revealed that he had also brought a chicken with him. His friends were forced to watch an almost identical sequence of events all over again.
Once again, he hit the sand at the bottom of the cliff, trudged back to the top, and said to his by now growing audience, "Hen-gliding doesn't seem to work for me either."
Finally, he tried once more. This time, it was a parrot. Again, he leapt off the cliff holding the unfortunate bird by the feet. This time though, as he jumped, he pulled out a hand gun, and shot the bird as he fell.
The end results were pretty much the same, though, and he arrived at the top of the cliff with yet more bruises.
The crowd waited to hear what he would say this time....
He paused, scratched his head, and opened his mouth.
The crowd hushed....
Finally, he said: "And that's the last time I try parrot-shooting too."
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