A couple were dressed up and ready to have a romantic evening out at one of their favourite restaurants.
They phoned for a taxi, turned on a night light, covered over their pet parrot and put the cat out in the back yard.
The taxi arrived a short while after, but when they opened the front door to leave, the cat they had put out ran back into the house.
Not wanting to leave the cat shut in the house because she always tries to eat the parrot when they aren’t around, the wife went out to the taxi while her husband went back into the house to pur the cat out again. Sounds rather like the ending of The Flintstones doesn’t it!
When the husband went to try and catch the cat, it ran upstairs, with the man running up the stairs in hot pursuit of the four legged fiend.
Meanwhile, the wife didn’t want the taxi driver to know that the house would be empty while they were out for the evening, so she explained to the taxi driver that her husband would be out soon after he went upstairs to say goodbye to her mother.
A few minutes later, her husband got into the taxi and the driver started off down the road.
“Sorry I took so long honey”, her husband said as they were driving away. “The stupid old thing hag was hiding under the bed. I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out. Then I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching me. It did the trick though. I hauled her fat butt downstairs and threw her out into the back yard!”
The taxi driver hit a parked car!
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