| A woman bought a
parrot from a pet store. The bird was chattering away in the store, but
was quiet at home.
The next day she returned; the bird
still wasn't talking. "How about a ladder? Parrots love ladders. A
happy parrot is a talkative parrot." The woman bought a ladder and
left. But the next day, she was back.
"Does your parrot have a
swing? No? Well, that's the problem. Once he starts swinging, he'll talk
up a storm." The woman reluctantly bought a swing and left.
When she walked into the store the
next day, her countenance had changed. "The parrot died," she
said. The pet store owner was shocked. "I'm so sorry. Tell me, did he
a word?" he asked. "Yes, right before he died," the woman
replied. "In a weak voice, he
asked me, 'Don't they sell any food at that pet store?"
Sometimes people forget the main
thing. Do you know what your real priorities in life are?