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Man asks if he messed up by accidentally teaching roommate's parrot viral Reddit song.

Man asks if he messed up by accidentally teaching roommate's parrot viral Reddit song.


If you aren't aware of the viral CBAT story, you can find it here. TL;DR, a man asked if a particular song was weird to play while getting intimate with women, and it turns out the music is bonkers. On a popular Reddit thread in the Today I F*cked Up Subreddit, a man accidentally teaches his roommate's parrot the song and is terrified of the consequences.

TIFU by accidentally teaching my roommate's parrot to sing CBAT. My roommate doesn't know yet.

OP might not make it out of this one.

I am so dead. My roommate is out of town camping until the end of the weekend and he's going to kill me when he finds out.

Love is stronger than CBAT.

Ok, so we all know the story with CBAT, no need to go into that. My roommate is out of town for a week, and I have the whole apartment to myself. Four days ago, I (29m) asked my girlfriend (29f) if she would like to enjoy some delicious fun time while blasting CBAT. She and I are both super weird and are open to doing this kind of dumb stuff.

To no surprise, she laughed and said yes. I just thought it would be funny to experience. To my surprise, it really wasn't as weird as I thought it would be. It might be that the love I have for her is so powerful, that it left only about 5% of my brain power focusing on the dolphin sounds in the background.

Should more people try this?

The next day we decided to go at it again, only this time CBAT was a surprise for her. After a few minutes of kissing, I turned on the music and we both started laughing hysterically. I even lasted longer than the day before, which I now regret.

Thin walls are the enemy of all roommates.

Here's the problem which I stupidly did not even take a second to consider. While my roommate is out of town, I'm taking care of his parrot, who dwells in our living room, which shares a very thin door with my bedroom. This is no ordinary parrot. This is a chattering lory (same bird as that red one on youtube who goes 'wuewuewue'). This bird does not shut up. He makes so much noise that I've naturally learned to ignore him after a year of living with it.

CBAT will live on in this house forever.

Somehow, it never even crossed my mind that these parrots learn words and sounds and mimic them surprisingly accurately. Before leaving for work yesterday morning, I made some coffee and sat in the living room for a bit, relaxing and closing my eyes. Suddenly, I hear the first few notes of CBAT in perfect pitch and rhythm. I opened my eyes, and this little dude was staring me dead in the face. 5-10 seconds pass, and I hear it again.

I just grabbed my things and left for work immediately. I had to escape, figuring I'd find a way to fix this or explain this later. But the more I think about it, the more I realize that I'm dead. My roommate isn't weird like me and hates when I say silly things to the bird. I'm worried he'll give notice and leave when he returns this weekend.

Can OP be helped?

Any advice on how to go about this would be greatly appreciated. I'm sweating as I'm writing this.

Here’s the audio you skeptics. Enjoy CBIRD. God help me.

Clearly_Im_lying says:

To solve your problem play a song you nornally listen to on repeat for like 2 hours. Get the bird to forget or lose interest in combat. Then if your roommate gets mad about it, you can say you were listening to music from speakers and didn't think about the parrot picking up on it

lilyuyvene says:

I own a bird who talks (somewhat), and I’d have a blast with it if my bird learned this while I was away! I don’t get why his roommate is uptight about his very talkative bird learning new things when that’s what this species does.

Also, if the bird is super loud, it’s probably not being taken care of properly. My bird never screams; when she does, it’s quick because I can tend to her needs/wants, and she’s active.

Ycaklxd says:

Parrot owned here, you're screwed; however, you could teach it a new melody with the tunes like create a similar sounding song or find something similar and incorporate the cbat tunes into it. The bird will associate CBAT with the new tune, and while singing the new tune it’ll just sound like they messed up.

One of my birds sings the music of September and Happy, and if you're not listening super closely, it sounds like he’s just messed up the song and started creating his little melody afterward. However, the bird will never forget that I swore in front of one of my tiny little budgies ONCE MONTHS ago, and he still randomly screams SH*T.

OP, with this rental market no way your roommate and his bird are walking out of your life.

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