A woman wanted a parrot as a companion so badly, she enlisted her daughter to embark on a stealth quest to retrieve one for her at all costs. Why a parrot? Well, why not?
Writer Noor (@Himynameisnoor) tweeted a play-by-play of the unusual exchange she had with her mother who happened to be at home and desperately needing a feathered pet.
Noor began the epic thread by declaring her mother was simply mad in Saturday's tweet.
Thread. My mum is absolutely mad. This conversation just happened over the phone. I'm in my room upstairs, and she's downstairs.
She called and whispered “can you keep a secret” Me: Um... sure? Mum: I need you to come with me to go get a parr… https://t.co/syuk7jdoja— Noor (@Noor) 1524917486.0
History reveals Noor's mum has a thing for birds.
Mum: I CAN Me: HOW. How will you hide this parrot? Mum: In the kitchen Me: LITERALLY THE LEAST DISCRETE PLACE… https://t.co/klIOfa24tA— Noor (@Noor) 1524917486.0
Mum: ... Me: where would you even get a parrot? Mum: I know a woman. Me: Who? Mum: just a woman. With parrots.… https://t.co/VEdZ0iXcOO— Noor (@Noor) 1524917486.0
Me: You don’t NEED a parrot, no one NEEDS a parrot Mum: You’ll understand with age. Me: ????????? Mum: so are… https://t.co/vezpJmIP8K— Noor (@Noor) 1524917487.0
Me: When? Mum: Now Me: NOW? Mum: Now. Me: ... NOW??? Mum: get in the car. Me: mum no, please. We can’t d… https://t.co/wpCezjdMob— Noor (@Noor) 1524917487.0
Mum: ...he has an agenda. Me: [exasperated] what Mum: an anti-parrot agenda Me: please be reasonable, we have… https://t.co/YssEkTFt0P— Noor (@Noor) 1524917488.0
This wasn't going to bode well for some of the household members who are allergic to birds.
I'm going to try and talk her out of this. It's ludicrous, we have two people in the house who might be allergic AND A CAT. Will keep this thread updated.
Her strange anecdote was amped-up with some visual aid in continuation of the story. Because suddenly, her mum wanted more than one parrot and outed herself as a pathological liar with her outrageous demand. When words aren't enough, GIFs are the way to go.
She’s a stone cold liar. No one else in the house knows she’s going on this parrot mission. She just lied to my sis… https://t.co/jAtETZJ0Us— Noor (@Noor) 1524923946.0
We’re on our way to see the parrot lady. My mother looks crazy. She’s driving really fast and giggling to herself https://t.co/Bl2kiDPRbg— Noor (@Noor) 1524929495.0
My sister just called me asking where we are, my mum mouthed “TES-CO, say we’re at TES-CO”. I’m sweating. https://t.co/C5DzxG9SBj— Noor (@Noor) 1524929581.0
WE’RE HERE. BIRD LADY HAS CHICKENS. Mum is getting carried away https://t.co/0axYXw5OFS— Noor (@Noor) 1524931211.0
Um. So... We’re on our way home. https://t.co/JZ8fp7JY5H— Noor (@Noor) 1524933053.0
My sister keeps calling. There’s going to be drama when we get home https://t.co/HlKrJGPRHL— Noor (@Noor) 1524933127.0
The unwilling accomplice admitted that her mum had begged for a parrot addition to the family for years.
You don't understand. We've been having this bird argument for a decade now. My mum has been fighting to get birds in the house for YEARS. There's 11 of us, and half of the fam have always protested. I tried to talk sense to her but she's gone full rogue.
So what happens now?
WE’RE PULLING UP TO THE HOUSE. https://t.co/s6ne6FKJ48— Noor (@Noor) 1524933581.0
Sister: What... what have you done Mum: I’ve done what needed to be done. I need them. Sister: You didn’t NEED… https://t.co/P21nRkdqCP— Noor (@Noor) 1524947278.0
Sister: you can’t just bring birds into the house Me: I mean she kind of just did Sister: https://t.co/TfLp0bOg6O— Noor (@Noor) 1524947281.0
Me: LOOK, I had to talk her out of chickens. And she wanted four parrots but I bargained it down to two. This could… https://t.co/XaLdlQwyLb— Noor (@Noor) 1524947283.0
Mum: just look at them, aren’t they precious? Sister: Well yeah they’re adorable but we can’t keep them Mum: https://t.co/a8OS3YCgWz— Noor (@Noor) 1524947286.0
Sister: [sigh] okay, well, let’s see what Dad says when he gets home. He’s allergic. Mum: he’s not Sister: mum.… https://t.co/7i5mCSpnYi— Noor (@Noor) 1524947293.0
The family waits for the patriarch to come home. When he finally does arrive, we find out the truth about his feelings about birds.
Mum: Do you love me? Dad: Yes dear, I love you but I don’t think tha- Mum: I don’t need you to think, I just nee… https://t.co/YZ9GKJRFav— Noor (@Noor) 1524956023.0
Mum: I NEED them Dad: You don’t NEED them Mum: YOU DONT KNOW ME Dad: WE’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 42 YEARS, OF COURSE… https://t.co/NjxVsnpxrE— Noor (@Noor) 1524956026.0
Dad: What if we just kept one? Me: They’re love birds and they mate for life, they’ll very literally die without e… https://t.co/jB7IcgjeOa— Noor (@Noor) 1524956029.0
Sister: We really need to make a decision guys Me: you’re such a mood killer Sister: You better stfu, you’re just… https://t.co/xpSYnMTqSx— Noor (@Noor) 1524956032.0
Dad [to me]: I guess it could be worse. At least she didn’t bring chickens home ha ...Little does he know she was… https://t.co/kwcAUAZt0Q— Noor (@Noor) 1524956040.0
We haven’t named them yet. Feel free to drop some suggestions! https://t.co/vuK3M6Pxio— Noor (@Noor) 1524956044.0
Looks like mum got her way. Will there be a sequel involving chickens? Or a bad case of a bird flu outbreak?
People related to the madness.
@Himynameisnoor I so feel ya, sister. The Mother starter with 3 and now we have 8. Plus she's moving her bee hives… https://t.co/tPGy6Ry2d7— 🌒Obstreperous🌕Emmy🌘 (@🌒Obstreperous🌕Emmy🌘) 1525013397.0
@Himynameisnoor I feel you my mom is crazy about chickens. My dad gave in and built them this big pen out in our ya… https://t.co/V0NhDgMWBz— Jadzia Éowyn ⚧ (@Jadzia Éowyn ⚧) 1525026461.0
@Himynameisnoor heres my chickens. theyre actually sweeties!! i understand why your mom wants chickens so bad😂 https://t.co/RlbeDGkzFN— Alyssa🇬🇷STREAM YOUNGBLOOD (@Alyssa🇬🇷STREAM YOUNGBLOOD) 1525020067.0
This whole thing is wild and I have no idea whose side I'm on https://t.co/G2qSS2wSgh— Chloe Dungate (@Chloe Dungate) 1524950671.0
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