A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
The audience would be different each week, so the
magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and
There was only one problem: The captain's parrot saw
the shows every week and began to understand what the
magician did in every trick. Once he understood that,
he 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 on a piece of wood, in the middle of the
ocean, and of course the parrot was by his side. 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?"