Put the cat out
Linda and Tom were leaving for the night, but first, they had to let Molly, their cat, out of the house. Linda picked up the cat and set her outside, but the cat just ran right back in while they were closing the door.
Tom ran inside to catch her. By this time, the taxi they had called was there, and Linda, not wanting anyone to know that there was no one in the house, told the driver that Tom was just saying goodbye to his mother.
A few minutes later, Tom appeared, his hair a mess, and he was breathing hard. "Sorry about that." he said, "The idiot went under the bed and I had to hit her with a hanger a couple times to get her out!"