I heard my wife mention one morning while getting ready for Church, "I sure need some new stockings."  

When she went into the bakery on the way home that afternoon, I spied a clothing store next door.  So, I thought I would surprise her and went in to buy her some new stockings...  

"Can I help you," the saleslady asked.  

"Yes, I would like to get some stockings for me wife please."  

"Sheer?" she asked.  

"No, she's not here," I replied. "She's next door at the bakery."