Joke of the Day

By Shannon Gosney
In Joke of the Day
November 21, 2009

There was a little old lady who was nearly blind. She had three sons and they wanted to prove which one was the best son to her.

So son #1 bought her a 15-room mansion thinking this would surely be the best any of them could offer her.

Son #2 bought her a beautiful Mercedes with a chauffeur included thinking he would surely win her approval.

Son #3 had to do something even better than these so he bought her a trained parrot. This parrot had been trained for 15 years to memorize the entire Bible. You could mention any verse in the Bible and the parrot could quote it word for word. How useful his nearly blind mother would find that!

Well, the old lady went to the first son and said, “Son, the house is just gorgeous but it’s really much too big for me. I only live in one room, and it’s much too large for me to clean and take care of. I really don’t need the house, but thank you anyway.”

Then she explained to her second son, “Son, the car is beautiful, it has everything you could ever want on it, but I don’t drive and I really don’t like that driver, so please return the car.”

Next, she went to son number three and said, “Son, I just want to thank you for that thoughtful gift. The chicken was small, but delicious.”

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

11 Responses to “Joke of the Day”

  1. Kayla says:

    HAHA! Poor Parrot.

  2. hollowsins says:

    lol..I did not expect that at all

  3. mytwogirls says:

    Oh my gosh! I have a small parrot and my heart skipped a beat when I read that punchline. I love that I found this section of your site. What a terrific idea!

  4. LOL! She has to know that a chicken couldn’t recite bible verses!

  5. Anne Taylor says:

    Oh lollollol Poor wee parrot

  6. Honey Mommy says:

    Oh no! Guess the parrot waited too long to talk!

  7. Martha Payne says:

    lol I totally wasn’t expecting that punchline. True story- once knew a parrot that recited bible verses.

  8. Charlene Kuser says:

    This joke is so good.I am telling everyone I know because I am running out of good clean
    jokes and I love making people smile or laugh.Anymore good ones?I don’t think I will be telling
    this one at the dinner table lol

  9. Badger Momma says:

    haha Too bad the parrot didn’t start reciting before it got put in the pot!

  10. Aline says:

    This joke reminds me of my husband, his brother, and my mother in law!

  11. OOPS!!! TeeHee – The Hubs liked this one, too.

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