A society matron threw an elaborate dinner for her close friends. Everything was going smoothly until her head cook called her back to the kitchen in a panic and exclaimed "I have run out of Tapioca for the pudding!" The lady took a quick look in the pantry and spied a box of loose birdshot. "Just throw this in" she instructed, "they've all had too much wine to know the difference." The next day the hostess began to phone her guests out of guilt to confess. On her first call, she confessed "I put buckshot in the tapioca pudding." Her guest answered "I was just about to call you to apologize as well. Last night, after dinner, I bent over to tie my shoe and shot your cat."