'''Basic Trope''': A {{Housewife}} has an affair with service personell that visit the house. Compare PizzaBoySpecialDelivery, with the added implication of an ongoing illicit relationship (rather than a one-time 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 of these people give Alice more attention than Bob does.
** Alternatively, Alice and Bob have an arrangement... While he's at work with his SexySecretary, Alice has the milkman.
* '''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 one-time fling that Alice regrets, not an ongoing relationship]].
* '''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 one another.
* '''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]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Alice doesn't have an affair with any service personnel.
** No service personell 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".
* '''Deconstructed''': Affairs aren't a solution to marital problems; in fact, they make things worse.
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob work through their problems and become a stronger couple (so neither will be tempted to stray), or else get divorced.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice is an AbhorrentAdmirer to the milkman.
* '''Played For Drama''': Bob finds out about the affair.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???