[Jokes] FW: [TTFF] Friday Joke

McKenna, Chris (RDSSW) chris.mckenna at defra.gsi.gov.uk
Fri Nov 1 13:10:13 GMT 2002

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From: hopsky at talk21.com [mailto:hopsky at talk21.com] 
Sent: 01 November 2002 12:54
To: ttforumfriends at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TTFF] Friday Joke

Old but still good. Mmm sounds like a few people around here  :)

A woman brought a very limp parrot into a veterinary surgery. As she lay her
pet on the table, the vet pulled out his Stethoscope and listened to the
bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his  head sadly and said,
"I'm so sorry,   Polly has passed away." The distressed owner wailed, "Are
you  sure? I mean, you haven't done any testing on him or   anything. He
might  just be in a coma or something."
The vet rolled his eyes, shrugged, turned and left the room, returning a few
moments later with a   beautiful black Labrador. As the bird's owner looked
on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs,  put his front paws on the
examination table and sniffed the dead parrot from top to bottom. He then
looked at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet fussed the dog
and took it out, but  returned a few moments later with a cat. The cat
jumped up and also sniffed delicately at the ex-bird.   The cat sat back,
shook its head, meowed and ran out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but like I said, your
parrot is most definitely 100%  certifiably ...... dead." 
He then turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill
which he handed to the  woman. The parrot's owner, still in shock, took the
bill. "£150!, she cried, £150 just to tell me my bird  is dead.!!"
The vet shrugged. "If you'd taken my word for it the bill would only have
been £20, but what with the  Lab report and the cat scan......"

Steve H

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