Jada’s oven didn't work, so she called someone to fix it. Since she had to go to work in the morning, she left a note for the repairman, Ben.
Ben arrived at 9 a.m. and read the note on the door.
"The key is with my neighbor. Leave a bill and I will pay you tonight. Don’t worry about my dog Rex. He won’t bother you. But, do NOT talk to my parrot! Do not say one word to the parrot!"
When Ben unlocked the door he met Rex, the biggest, meanest looking dog he had ever seen. But Rex was very good. He just sat there and watched Ben work.
The parrot, however, drove Ben crazy. The bird squawked and yelled and called him rude names.
Finally, Ben couldn’t stand it any longer. He yelled, "Be quiet, you loud stupid bird!" The parrot replied, "Go get him, Rex!"
A frightened Ben made it out the door before Rex could cause him any harm. He never did finish fixing Jada's oven, and he didn't plan on going back.