Maid asks Señora for a pay rise A Mexican maid asked her boss for a pay increase. Her boss was annoyed at this and asked, 'Now 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.'..