On another occasion, Lady Highbrow was forced to sack her cook.
“It’s no good, Dorothy, you are unable to maintain the standards I expect. Your cooking is boring and the state of the kitchen is a disgrace.”
“Well, good riddance to this flaming job,” retorted the cook. “Not everyone in this house thinks I’m bad. Your husband says I do a great coq au vin and what’s more, I’m better in bed than you are.”
“What!” roared Lady Highbrow. “Who told you that? My husband?”
“No, the gardener!”