A couple were going out for the evening.
They had got ready, she was all dolled up, they had put the cat out, both of them were ready for a night out on the town.
The taxi arrives, and as the couple walked out of the house, the cat shoots back in.
They don’t want the cat shut in the house, so the wife goes out to the taxi while her husband goes 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, explains to the taxi driver “He’s just going upstairs to say good bye to my mother”.
A few minutes later, the husband gets into the cab. “Sorry I took so long,” he says, “Stupid old thing was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!”