'''Basic Trope''': A {{Housewife}} has an affair with service personnel that visit the house. Compare PizzaBoySpecialDelivery, with the added implication of an ongoing illicit relationship (rather than a onetime fling).
* '''Straight''': Alice has sex with the milkman while Bob goes to work.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice has had sex with the milkman, the mailman, the gardener, the ant exterminator, the poolboy ''and'' [[BiTheWay the maid]] while Bob was at work.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice flirts heavily with the milkman, but it doesn’t go beyond that.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice is unhappy in her marriage, and any one or more of these people pays Alice more attention than Bob does.
** Alternatively, Alice and Bob [[{{Polyamory}} have an arrangement]]: while Bob’s at work with his SexySecretary, Alice has the milkman.
** Alice is in an ArrangedMarriage and Bob is the man she's really in love with (and always was). The only way they can see each other is when he's on his rounds.
* '''Inverted''':
** Bob has sex with [[OfficeLady his secretary]] while he is at work.
** Alternatively, [[HouseHusband Bob]] has sex with the milkman (etc.) while Alice goes to work.
** Alternatively, Bob is a milkman who cheats on his wife while at work.
** Or alternatively, Alice is a milk-lady who cheats on Bob with one of her customers.
* '''Subverted''':
** The milkman stops by with not only today’s usual delivery but a bouquet of roses as well. He confesses his feelings to Alice, who reminds him that she’s HappilyMarried.
** It’s [[PizzaBoySpecialDelivery a onetime fling that Alice regrets, not an ongoing relationship]].
** Bob Is the Milkman
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But she secretly has feelings for the milkman, and Bob has been staying late at the office a lot lately … so she eventually caves.
** But she has to see the milkman every day, and both still have feelings for each other.
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob takes ADayInHerApron, and is propositioned by everyone mentioned in “Exaggerated.”
** [[Series/GoodEats The milkman drops the bouquet he brought for Alice when he sees that he is speaking to Bob, who doesn't seem to get it.]]
** [[DoubleEntendre The Milkman]] [[{{Squick}} milks the women with whom he has sex]] and then [[YoureDrinkingBreastMilk makes a living selling their milk.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** Alice doesn’t have an affair with any service personnel.
** No service personnel come to the house.
* '''Enforced''': RuleOfFunny, RuleOfSexy
* '''Lampshaded''': “Hi, Alice! Today’s delivery will ''really'' do your body good!”
* '''Invoked''': Alice feels attracted to the milkman, and feels sad that Bob has been working late a lot.
* '''Exploited''': Charlie becomes a milkman to attract desperate lonely {{House Wi|fe}}ves.
* '''Defied''': Alice doesn’t wish to cause a scandal or hurt Bob, so she keeps her interaction with the milkman friendly but businesslike.
* '''Discussed''': “Oh, she ''knows the muffin-man'', alright. Biblically.”
* '''Conversed''': “If my wife did that, I’d divorce her.”
* '''Implied''':
** After Bob goes off to work, Alice waits behind the front door nude.
** Bob comes home to find Alice nude in bed, the other side clearly having just been vacated. He may or may not find AffairHair there later on.
* '''Deconstructed''': Affairs aren’t a solution to marital problems; if anything, they exacerbate them.
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob work through their problems and become a stronger couple (so neither will be tempted to stray), or else get divorced.
%%* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': ???
* '''Played for Laughs''': Alice is an AbhorrentAdmirer to the milkman.
* '''Played for Drama''': Bob finds out about the affair.
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