A lesson in the fine art of good negotiating. Have your case well prepared ~ the Spanish maid did ... The maid asked for a pay increase. The wife was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the raise. She asked, "Now Maria, why do you want a pay increase?" "Well, Senora, there are tree reasons why I wan an increase. The first is dat I iron better dan jou." "Who said you iron better than me?" Maria says, "Jor husban' say so." "Oh!" "The second reason is dat I am a better cook dan jou." "Nonsense, who said you were a better cook than me?" "Jor husban' did." "Oh!" "The third reason is dat I am better at sex dan jou in bed." The wife, really furious now, demands, "Did my husband say that as well?" "No Senora ... the gardener did." "So Maria, how much do you want?"