John and Mary were having dinner in a very fine restaurant.
Their waitress, taking another order at a table a few paces
away, noticed that John was ever so slowly, silently sliding
down his chair and under the table, while Mary acted quite

Their waitress watched as John slid all the way down his
chair and out of sight under the table.  Still, Mary appeared
calm and unruffled, apparently unaware that dear John had
disappeared under the table.

After the waitress finished taking the order, she came over
to the table and said to the woman, "Pardon me, ma'am, but
I think your husband just slid under the table."

The woman calmly looked up at her and replied firmly, "Oh,
no.  He did not.  In point of fact, he just walked in the
front door."

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