The newly-married husband came home from the office to find his young wife in floods of tears. “Darling, whatever is the matter?” he asks.
“Sweetheart,” she sobs, “the most terrible thing has happened! I cooked my very first Beef Boeuf Bourguignon for you, and I got it out the oven to season it, and the phone rang. When I came back from answering the phone,” she sobbed again, “I found that the cat had eaten it!”
“Don’t worry, darling,” said her husband. “Don’t cry. We’ll get a new cat in the morning…”