Mrs. Broomfield's dishwasher quit working, so she called a repairman.
He couldn't accommodate her with an evening appointment, and since she had
to go to work the next day, she told him,
"I'll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the
counter, and I'll mail you the check. By the way, don't worry about my
Rottweiler, Brutus. He won't bother you. But, whatever you do, do not under
any circumstances talk to my parrot!"
When the repairman arrived at Mrs. Broomfield's apartment the next day, he
discovered the biggest and meanest looking Rottweiler he had ever seen. But,
just like she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet, watching the
repairman go about his business.
However, the whole time he was there, the parrot drove him nuts with his
incessant squawking and talking. Finally the repairman couldn't contain
himself any longer and yelled: "Shut up, you stupid bird!"
To which the parrot replied:
"Get him, Brutus!"