A magician worked on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, doing the same act week after week. The audience would be different each week, so the magician figured he'd be safe to recycle his tricks. He was wrong though. The captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick.
Once he understood, he started shouting out the secrets in the middle of the show, "Look, it's not the same hat." "Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table." "Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?"
The magician was furious but couldn't do anything; it was, after all, the captain's parrot. One day, the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself with the parrot, adrift on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean. They stared at each other with hatred, but did not utter a word. This went on for a day, then another, and another.
Finally, after a week, the parrot said, "Okay, I give up. Where the heck is the boat?"