One morning, after her husband had gone to work, his wife decided to have a leisurely bath. She undressed and then remembered that the gas was still on in the kitchen. Wrapped in a towel, she went downstairs.
She was about to turn off the gas when she heard footsteps. She realized at once that it was the milkman since the arrangement was for him to deliver the milk to the kitchen. So she ran to the nearest door, the broom cupboard and made it just in time.
The footsteps grew louder and the door opened. It was the man from the Gas Company who had called to read the meter.
For a moment she was speechless. Then she said, “Sorry, I was expecting the milkman.”