The Plumber

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There was once a fellow with quite an exceptional parrot. Most parrots are quite smart--lacking the offensive tools possessed by other large birds they have to be. This particular specimen was an exceptional talker and, as all "birdie" people know, had his own ideas as well.

One morning, before leaving for work, the man said this parrot,

"If anyone calls, ask who it is. Oh and by the way the drains are blocked"

A short while later, there is a knock at the door.

"Who is it?" - says the parrot.

"Its the plumber, I've come to mend the drains."

"Who is it?" - says the parrot.

"ITS THE PLUMBER, I'VE COME TO MEND THE DRAINS."

"Who is it?" - says the parrot.

"OH - NEVER MIND, I'LL COME BACK LATER."

A short while later, there is a knock at the door.

"Who is it?" - says the parrot.

"Its the plumber, I've come to mend the drains"

"Who is it?" - says the parrot.

"ITS THE PLUMBER, I'VE COME TO MEND THE DRAINS"

This exchange was repeated several times, each ending in the frustrated plumber promising to come back later Unfortunately he is not a well man and the frustration and strain proves too much, with the result that rather sadly he collapses on the doorstep.

Later that evening the man returns from work and sees the dead man on his door step

"Who is it?" inquired the man.

The parrot replies,

"Its the plumber, he's come to mend the drains ..."