Pay increase

A Mexican maid asked for a pay increase.

The wife was very upset about this and asked: "Maria, why do you want a pay increase?"

Maria: "Well Señora, there are three reasons why I want an increase. The first is that I iron better than you."

Wife: "Who said you iron better than me?"

Maria: "Your husband said so."

Wife: "Oh."

Maria: "The second reason is that I am a better cook than you."

Wife: "Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?"

Maria: "Your husband did."

Wife: "Oh."

Maria: "My third reason is that I am a better lover than you."

Wife (really furious now): "Did my husband say that as well?"

Maria: "No Señora, the gardener did."


Vocabulary Help

  • ask - perguntar
  • cook - cozinheira
  • gardener - jardineiro
  • husband - marido
  • iron - passar roupa
  • lover - amante
  • maid - empregada doméstica
  • pay increase - aumento de salário
  • reason - razão
  • say (say, said, said) - dizer
  • upset - chateada, aborrecida
  • wife - esposa


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