Wanda's dishwasher stopped working, so she called in a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told him, "I'll leave the key under the mat for you. Just fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll mail you a cheque. Oh, and by the way; don't worry about my dog Spike. He won't bother you. But, whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!" When the repairman arrived at Wanda's apartment the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest looking dog he had ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching him go about his work. The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name calling. Finally, the repairman couldn't contain himself any longer and yelled "Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!". To which the parrot replied, "Get him Spike!"