The Cat in the House
The Rothsteins were going out for dinner – finally they’d been able to make the time.
The taxi arrived, and as the couple walked out of the house, they saw a cat run in. So Mr. Rothstein ran back inside to chase it out.
Mrs. Rothstein, not wanting it known that the house would be empty, said to the taxi driver "He's just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother."
A few minutes later, Mr. Rothstein got into the taxi and said, "Sorry I took so long, the old thing was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!"