Shopping for the Hired Help
The very snobbish wife was discussing the subject of
Christmas presents with her maid. "Now what about the
butler?" the rich woman said. "A set of wine glasses?" the
The woman frowned icily. "He doesn't really need that. A
butler never entertains. He'll get a tie."
The maid grimaced, but said only, "What about a dress for
Jenny, the serving girl?"
The woman frowned again. "She doesn't really need a new
dress. She'll only get in trouble. We'll get her another
The conversation continued in the same vein, and the maid
was chafing at her employer's arrogance when they reached her
husband. The maid asked, "I assume you want to get him
something he really needs, madam?"
"Of course," the woman replied.
"Then how about five more inches?"