The newly married husband came home from the office to find his young wife in a floods of tears. He thought to himself, "Whatever could have happened?"
"Darling, whatever is the matter?" he asked.
"Sweetheart," she sobbed, "the most terrible thing has happened! I cooked my very first Beef Bourguignon for you, and I took it out of 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 cry, darling," said her husband. " I promise I'll get you a new cat in the morning."