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    New Maid

    New maid keeps running to the maids' room every 15 minutes to check her cell phone. Can't figure out why there are no missed calls registering. Thinks the phone is defective.

    I guess eventually somebody will tell her about the myna bird........

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    Reminds me of a time years ago when I was performing my toilet duties upstairs when I heard the squeaking of the front gate. I stopped what I was doing and rushed downstairs to see who had arrived. I was alone in the house, wife was at work and kids were in school and I wasn't expecting any visitors that day.

    Strange, no-one was there.

    I never oiled the gate hinges because I could hear it squeaking from anywhere within the house every time someone called or left, and it turned out to be more useful because Thai visitors never used the front door-bell anyway.

    I went back upstairs and as I reached the top I heard the squeak again. Rushed back down and, again, there was nobody there. I went out to the gate and swung it a few times to make sure it was squeaking that particular day because for some strange reason, on some days it would open and close squeaklessly, possibly due to humidity, temperature or whatever.

    Just about to go back into the house when I heard the gate squeak again. I quickly turned to face the gate and that saw that no-one was there. Weird. I looked out into the soi and there was no-one around but I heard the squeaking again only this time the noise came from a mango tree opposite. Phewww!! so it wasn't the spirit of a 'Phantom Gate-Squeaker' trying to haunt me out of my home, but rather some myna or myna-type bird imitating my front gate.

    Never did get to actually see the bird, but now that I've been reminded of the incident I'll just have to embellish it into a really spooky story for telling around a late-night campfire.

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    My myna specializes in ring tones and calling the dogs. Has a varied repertoire, including wolf whistles at nuns, but loves those ring tones.

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    ^ Who taught him to whistle at the nuns?...The habits look nothing like sailor suits...Heh...

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    Nokia tune?

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    My mum had an African Grey that used to basically repeat what it heard on the TV.

    The number of times someone went downstairs to turn the TV off.....

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    I've got a 5.1 Surround Sound system, every time a phone rings from the rear speakers....


    Stupid foking thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    including wolf whistles at nuns
    Only as good as the bloke who shows it eh Davis..!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    ...but rather some myna or myna-type bird imitating my front gate.....
    Always keep the myna well oiled...yes.

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