PARROT

“I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native homes of the Congo, they only speak French?”

“Really?”

“You’re lucky to get four words out of them in English, but if you were to walk through the jungle, you’d hear them speakin’ the most elaborate French. Those parrots talk about everything. Politics, movies, fashion. Everything but religion.”

“Why not religion, Dad?”

“It’s rude to talk about religion. You never know who you’re gonna offend.”

“Josephine actually went to Congo last year.”

“Oh, so you know.”

(From the movie Big Fish)