A woman’s dishwasher had stopped 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. He wont bother you. But, whatever you do, do not under any circumstances talk to my parrot!”
When the repairman arrived at her apartment the next day, he discovered the biggest and meanest looking Rottweiler he had ever seen. 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 its incessant squawking and talking.
Finally the repairman couldn’t stand the parrot’s talking any longer and he told the bird to be quiet.
The parrot replied, “Get him, Brutus!”