Maria, the Mexican Maid, asked for a pay increase and my wife was very upset about this so she decided to talk to her about it. She asked: 'Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase?' Maria: 'Well, Senora, there are three reasons why I want an increase. The first is that I iron better than you.' Wife: 'Who said you iron better than me?' Maria: 'Your husband said so.' Wife: 'Oh.' Maria: 'The second reason is that I am a better cook than you. ' Wife: 'Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me? ' Maria: 'Your husband did. ' Wife: 'Oh.' Maria: 'My third reason is that I am a better lover than you.. ' Wife: (really furious now): 'Did my husband say that as well? ' Maria: 'No Senora...the gardener did.' ( A few moments of silence ) Wife: 'So how much do you want?'