This feels kinda ridiculous, but here we go. My (15M) mom has been dating this guy and he recently moved in. He seems cool but he's been complaining about our African Parrot, and saying that he too loud (he talks a lot) and that he thinks that my mom and I spend way too much time on him.
My mom inherited the parrot from my grandpa when he died, but she seems so ready to be rehome him to my aunt. Last night she sat me down and started talking about it and I freaked out and said that we were NOT rehoming him. My mom told me that her boyfriend's leave of mind was more important and that the Parrot would be fine but I didn't wanna listen and said that she was betraying grandpa's wishes, which were that the parrot ended up with her.
She got upset and told me that I was being selfish. I left the room and went to my room at that point. I really don't know. Am I being selfish for this?
"Holy crap," the guy replies. "You actually understood and answered me!" "I got every word," says the parrot. "Ask me anything, I'll answer whatever you want."
"Okay," the guy says. "How can you hang onto your perch without any feet?" "Well," the parrot says, "this is very embarrassing but since you asked, I wrap my weenie around this wooden bar like a little hook. You can't see it because of my feathers." "Wow," says the guy. "You really can understand and speak English, can't you?" "Actually, I speak both Spanish and English, and I can converse with reasonable competence on almost any topic: politics, religion, sports, physics, philosophy. I'm especially good at ornithology. You really ought to buy me. I'd be a great companion."
The guy looks at the $200.00 price tag. "Sorry, but I just can't afford that." "Pssssssst," says the parrot, "I'm defective, so the truth is, nobody wants me cause I don't have any feet. You can probably get me for $20; just make the guy an offer!" The guy offers $20 and walks out with the parrot. Weeks go by. The parrot is sensational. He has a great sense of humor, he's interesting, he's a great pal, he understands everything, he sympathizes, and he's insightful. The guy is delighted. One day the guy comes home from work and the parrot goes, "Pssssssst," and motions him over with one wing.
"I don't know if I should tell you this or not, but it's about your wife and the postman." "What are you talking about?" asks the guy. "When the postman delivered the mail today, your wife greeted him at the door in a sheer black nightie." "WHAT???" the guy asks incredulously. "THEN what happened?" "Well, then the postman came into the house and lifted up her nightie and began petting her all over," reported the parrot. "NO!" he exclaims. "And she let him?" "Yes. Then he continued taking off the nightie, got down on his knees and began to kiss her all over..." Then the frantic guy demands, "THEN WHAT HAPPENED?"
"Damned if I know... I got a hard-on and fell off my perch!"
I (male, 14) have a cute little African Gray Parrot. I also have an annoying brother inlaw named "Steven" (male, 26). He's married to my sister "Alice" (female, 26).
Steven always comes to my room to play on my Nintendo Switch with me which I didn't mind at first because it was like having an older brother but then it got a little annoying. He came to my room too much and even when I wanted to be alone I still let him because I felt bad. Well I finally got the courage a week ago to tell him that I want to play alone in my room sometimes. He says he understood but literally still kept coming. I told my sister to make him stop coming to my room so much and that it's annoying. She told me that he's just trying to be a good brother inlaw. I mean I guess I understand that but I would really like to have my privacy.
Steven isn't scared of my parrot but he still doesn't like her or being around her. I thought I should use that to my advantage. Her habitat is the den of our house but I have a perch area for her in my room. She only comes to it if I bring her there though. My mom told me earlier today that Steven and Alice were coming over so I brought my parrot to my room and let her chill on her perch with her toys. After dinner, just as expected, Steven said he wanted to come to my room to play. I said sure and brought my parrot with me. I put her on her perch and let her play around there. Plus my room is kind of small so not much space between many of us. Steven was immediately uncomfortable and asked if I could put her outside and I told him I didn't want to because I wanted to watch over her for a little bit. He said that he didn't really like being around the bird that much so he left. I was so happy and surprised in a way that it worked. I mean I felt bad ofcourse but I really don't think I was left any other options.
They left later and Alice texted me soon after like literally 30 mins ago saying that I was rude for doing that and I should've played with him. Okay I guess I was rude but like I said before he literally never leaves me alone when he's here so I really don't think I had any other options. Admittedly I could've locked my door but I thought against it because it wasn't subtle enough. I would really like an outsiders opinion on if I'm TA in this situation or if what I did was justified. I do feel bad but at the same time I don't so anything would be appreciated please.