SOURCE (The Ladykillers, 2004)
Marva Munson is taking the sheriff upstairs so she can introduce G.H. Dorr to him, but suddenly G.H. Dorr disappears because he is a thief.
MRS. MUNSON: ...We was just havin' tea, talkin' about Othar--
The two enter and Mrs. Munson stops short, looking.
The living room is empty. Even the Professor's teacup is gone.
MRS. MUNSON: ...Hm... Bussed his own dishes. You can always tell a gentleman.
The sheriff, hat in hand, gazes about.
SHERIFF: Someone was here, ma'am?
MRS. MUNSON: Mm-hm, with me'n Othar.
Once again, he tries to excuse himself:
SHERIFF: Well, maybe I'll catch him next time...
There are no dishes in this context and I am confused by what these lines really meant.
This is dialogue from The Ladykillers, a 2004 movie.