Dressed for a night out, a married couple ensures their house is secure by turning on a night light, activating the answering machine, and relocating the cat to the backyard. Their past experience with burglary prompts these precautions. Ready for their date, they hail a cab, but a comical mishap ensues.
As they exit, the chubby cat sneaks between their legs and darts back inside, racing upstairs. Aware of the cat’s penchant for chasing their budgie, the husband rushes in to retrieve her and returns her to the backyard.
To conceal the fact that their home will be unattended, the wife informs the taxi driver that her husband is bidding goodnight to her mother and will join them shortly.
When the husband finally enters the cab, he appears flustered and shares an unexpected and uproarious version of events. Unaware that his wife had explained their house situation, he recounts a fabricated story involving the cat hiding under the bed. He describes using a coat hanger to coax her out, gripping her by the neck, and wrapping her in a blanket to prevent scratches. The husband adds a humorous warning about the cat not soiling the vegetable garden again.
The taxi falls into an awkward, stunned silence, emphasizing the hilarity of the situation. The couple’s attempt to maintain a sense of normalcy while addressing their house security inadvertently leads to a rib-tickling and unexpected tale, creating a memorable start to their supposedly elegant evening. This amusing anecdote highlights the unpredictability of life and the humor that can emerge from even the most well-intentioned plans.