“Honey I’ve been asked to go fishing out of town with my boss for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get a promotion. Could you please pack enough clothes for a week, set out my rod and fishing box. We’re leaving the office and I’ll swing by the house to pick up my things. Oh, please pack my new blue silk pyjamas!”
The wife felt there was something fishy in her husband’s story, but since she was a good wife she listened to her husband and did exactly as he told her.
After a week the husband returned home, looking a bit tired but happy to have done a good job.
The wife immediately started asking about the weekend, how it was, if he’d caught any fish and so on.
The husband said,
“Yes, Lots of salmon, blue gill and a few swordfish. But why didn’t you pack my blue silk pyjamas?”