..because the parrot, a sort of co-plaintiff-parrot, was not yet an ex-parrot* when he was brought into a British Columbia court involving a case of implied warranty.**
It is told by the exemplary real-life-legal-matters satirist Kevin Underhill, maestro of the devastatingly hilarious blog, LoweringTheBar.
By the way, if you live in San Francisco, you should retain Mr. Underhill’s services even if you don’t need them right now. Visiting him to chat every couple of months would be worth the fee.
* In case you — poor wretch that you are — don’t understand the reference to the fall-on-the-floor laughing Monty Python skit involving a decease parrot, Mr. Underhill reminds you of it at the end of his legal brief.
**Actually, I don’t know for a fact that the parrot himself came to court. His co-litigant and owner did. For all I know, the parrot was hanging around home, waiting to learn whether his viability for six months covered any implied parrot warranty claim.