If you haven’t heard that expression, I’m sure you’ve heard something similar.
Think about it.
The Cobbler’s children have no shoes. The Plumber’s pipes are always leaking.
All he does is work, work, work for a meager wage, only to come home and have people asking “Please, sir, may I have some more?” (did’ya hear my pitiful little English accent, there?)
I’ve come to believe it’s not that the Cobbler is indifferent. It’s that he has nothing left to give at the end of the day. He’s been nitpicked throughout his entire way home … read the rest. . .