A maid asked the lady of the house for a pay rise.
Her boss was annoyed at this and asked: “Now Maria, why do you deserve a pay increase?”
Maria answered, “Well, there are three reasons why I want an increase. The first is that I can iron better than you. Your husband said so.”
The wife looked stumped. “Oh,” she replied.
“The second reason,” Maria continued. “Is that I am a better cook than you.”
“Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?” the woman asked. To which Maria replied: “Your husband did.”
“Oh,” the wife said again, unsure how to respond.
“My third reason is that I am a better lover than you.”
Furiously the wife stood up and pointed a finger at her: “Did my husband say that as well?!”
Maria shook her head innocently: “No ma’am, the gardener did.”
“Oh,” the wife replied once again. “So how much do you want?”