Sunday, June 24, 2007

From the country that brought you the parrot sketch

CNN took a break from Whatshername who's in jail to bring this sad tale of broken love.

A computer programmer found out his girlfriend was having an affair when his pet parrot kept repeating her lover's name, British media reported Tuesday.

The African grey parrot kept squawking "I love you, Gary" as his owner, Chris Taylor, sat with girlfriend Suzy Collins on the sofa of their shared flat in Leeds, northern England.

But when Taylor saw Collins's embarrassed reaction, he realized she had been having an affair -- meeting her lover in the flat whilst Ziggy looked on, the UK's Press Association reported.

Ziggy even mimicked Collins's voice each time she answered her telephone, calling out "Hiya Gary," according to newspaper reports.

The cuckolded parrot owner was so distraught that he gave away his parrot because hearing the name "Gary" brought back sad memories.

(Via Badtux.)