Searching for the perfect gift for his dear wife who loved animals and birds in particular, a man dropped in to the local pet shop to see if he could come up with an idea. The pet store manager told the man, "I have just the thing you're looking for, a bird named Chet". Impressed with the look of the bird as the manager pointed out Chet on the near by perch, the man was even more intrigued when the manager pointed out that Chet could sing Christmas carols.
Approaching the bird Chet, the manager took out his lighter and said "Yes, just listen." As the manager lit his lighter and moved it gently below Chet's right foot the bird immediately broke into "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all...." but then, when the manager moved the lighter below Chet's left foot, the bird switched to "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, just like the ones...". Astonishment was the only way to describe the husband's reaction and he said, "I'll buy him, what a perfect gift for my dear wife."
Racing home with Chet, the man knew he couldn't keep this wonderful gift from his wife until Christmas day. He presented Chet to her immediately and remarked, "Not only is he a pretty bird, but he sings too, Dearest." His wife was totally overwhelmed as her husband demonstrated Chet's skill at singing Jingle Bells and White Christmas moving his lighter back and forth between Chet's right and left foot. "What happens if you put the lighter under both his feet at the same time?" asked the man's wife. "I don't know, sweet, let's try it and see."
As the man move his lighter under both of the bird's feet, the bird began to sing: "Chet's nuts roasting on an open fire..."
-- from that great joke factory in the sky
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