I called the plumber. 'Plumber! Help me! I have a leaky spoon!'
He came and drained it with a hose pipe. 'I can't fix it now,' he said, 'I'll have to get some new parts and do it next week.'
I looked at the spoon still dripping on the tablecloth. He put a saucer underneath, 'hold it there until the dripping stops' he said.
He saw himself out and I waited. Five hours later the dripping stopped and I finished eating my cold turnip soup with a fork.