G’day, A bloke was at an auction and began bidding on a parrot. He decided he really wanted this parrot and he got well and truly caught up in the bidding. He kept bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher, and higher, and higher.
Finally, after he had bid much more than he had intended, he won the bid — and the parrot was his at last.
As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, ‘‘I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have spent all this money only to find out the parrot cannot talk.’’
‘‘Don’t worry,’’ replied the auctioneer. ‘‘He can talk all right. Who do you think was bidding against you.’’