They phoned the local Taxi company and requested a taxi. The taxi arrived and they opened the front door to leave the house.
As they walked out the door, the cat that they had put out in the garden scooted back into the house. They didn’t want the cat shut in the house, because she always tried to get at the budgie.
The wife walked out to the taxi, while the man went back inside to get the cat. The cat ran upstairs, with the husband in hot pursuit.
Waiting in the cab, the wife didn’t want the driver to know that the house would be empty for the night, so she explained to the taxi driver that her husband would be out soon. “He's just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother”, she told the driver.
A few minutes later, the husband returned to the cab. “Sorry I took so long”, he said, as they drove away. “That stupid bitch was hiding under the bed. I had to poke her arse with a coat hanger to get her to come out! She tried to take off, so I grabbed her by the neck. Then, I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching me. But it worked! Anyway, I hauled her fat arse downstairs and threw her out into the back garden! She’d better not shit in the vegetable garden again!”
The silence in the Taxi was deafening.