One day a man went to an auction. While there, he bid on an exotic parrot.
He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on
bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher.
Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid. The fine
bird was finally his! As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the
Auctioneer, "I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid
this much for it, only to find out that he can't talk!"
"Don't worry," said the Auctioneer, "He can talk. Who do you think kept
bidding against you?"