The henpecked plumber rang the bell.
The master and the mistress of the house came to the door together.
As they all three stood in the hall, the husband, a methodical man, announced, “I wish, before you go upstairs, to acquaint you with my trouble.”
The plumber shyly dropped his eyes.
“Pleased to meet yer, ma’am,” he mumbled as he held out his hand to the wife.