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Glen Beamish
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  • Parrot

    A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad
    > attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's
    > mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and
    > tried to
    > the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing
    > soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the
    > bird's vocabulary.
    > Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot
    > yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and
    > even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird
    > and put him in the
    > freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and
    > screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for
    over a
    > Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the
    > freezer.
    > The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said,
    > "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.
    > I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I
    > fully
    > to do everything I can to correct my unforgivable behavior."
    > John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about
    > to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his
    > behavior, the bird continued,
    > "May I ask what the turkey did?"
    Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
    So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
    Good luck and stay well.

  • #2
    Re: Parrot

    I liked that one!
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


    • #3
      Re: Parrot

      Now that made me laugh

      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


      • #4
        Re: Parrot

        That is funny, I laughed at that one, thanks
        49 yrs. old
        Diagnosed at 31.
        Cardiac Arrest 2003, RF Ablation in AZ, no positive result -
        First ICD 2003 - In 2006 lead went bad, abandoned lead, threaded new one & new generator
        Myectomy 5-5-05 at The Cleveland Clinic - Dr. Lever & Dr. Smedira -heart surgeon.
        Currently have Grade 2 Diastolic Dysfunction with pulmonary hypertension & pulmonary edema.
        My brother passed away suddenly at 34 yrs old from HCM.
        2 teenage children, ages 17 and 15.


        • #5
          Re: Parrot

          Glen that is so funny . I won't be able to look in the freezer at my turkey without laughing.

          Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
          Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
          Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
          SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
          [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
          Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
          Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
          Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


          • #6
            Re: Parrot

            I wonder how the parrot would taste with stuffing?????

            Good one Glen...

            " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "


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