My pet, centipede

This guy was lonely and so he decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. The pet shop owner told him about this talking centipede he'd just got in and, after some discussion, he decided to buy it (this 100-legged crawler). It came in a little white box to use for his house.

He took the box back home, found a good location for it and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to the pub to have a drink. So he asked the centipede in the box, "Would you like to go to the pub with me and have a beer?" But there was no answer from his new pet.

This bothered him a bit, but he waited a few minutes and then asked him again, "How about coming to the pub and having a drink with me?" But again, there was no answer from his new friend. So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the situation.

He decided to ask him one more time; this time putting his face right up against the centipede's house and shouting, "Hey, you in there! Would you like to go to the pub and have a drink with me?

A little voice came out of the box...

"I heard you the first time... I'm putting my shoes on!"