A couple were going out for the evening.
They had both got ready. She was all dolled up, he had a nice dress shirt on, they had put the cat out and both of them were ready for a night out on the town.
The taxi arrived and as the couple walked out of the house, the cat shot back indoors.
They didn’t want the cat to stay shut in the house for the evening, so the wife got into the taxi while her husband went upstairs to chase the cat out of the house.
The wife, not wanting it to be known that the house will be empty for the evening, explained to the taxi driver “He’s just going upstairs to say good bye to my mother”.
A few minutes later, the husband came back out, shut the front door and got into the cab.
“Sorry I took so long”, he said. “The stupid old thing was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!”
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