I’m off to attend a useless paper products trade show, and so I leave you with this:
A magician was working in the lounge on a cruise ship. The audience was different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again.
There was only one problem: the captain’s parrot saw the shows every week and was fascinated with how the tricks were performed. Eventually, the parrot figured out how the tricks worked. Having figured out the tricks, the parrot started shouting in the middle of the show.
“Look, it’s not the same hat!” “Look, he’s hiding the flowers under the table!” “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?”
The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything, it was the captain’s parrot after all.
One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself floating on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean, and of course, who should be by his side? The parrot.
They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for several days.
After a week the parrot finally said, “Okay, I give up. What’d you do with the boat?”