A woman was hosting a dinner party when she was interrupted by the maid calling her into the kitchen.
“Ma’am, the cat climbed up on the kitchen counter and ate half the fresh salmon,” she said.
Light on her feet, the hostess told her to replace the missing portion with canned salmon and serve up what was left of the fresh salmon. As everyone enjoyed the fish, the maid summoned the hostess into the kitchen again.
“Ma’am, the cat is dead!”
In a panic, the frightened hostess told her guests and suggested everyone go to the hospital together to check they will not be affected by the bad salmon.
Returning home after their long, expensive and embarrassing ordeal, she asked the maid where she had put the cat.
The maid responded: “Nowhere, Ma’am. It’s still out in the street where the car hit it!”