After weeks of toil for the Coalition Government Nick Clegg comes down with a dreadful cold.
Fearing ridicule as a wimp he says nothing and soldiers on regardless until colleagues notice something wrong with the normally feisty Nick.
"I say, old chap, you look a bit off color," Prime Minister David Cameron says after a Cabinet meeting.
"Lousy cold," Nick replies, "just can't seem to shake it off."
"You could try an old tried and tested family cure," Cameron replies, "works like magic every time."
"What's that then, Dave?"
"Well, whenever I feel that I'm coming down with the sniffles I make sure I have sex in the shower with my lovely wife Samantha. Works an absolute treat."
Clegg nods sagely and then a few days later they two men meet again.
"You look remarkably well, Nick, has your cold suddenly vanished?"
"Yes, thanks very much, Dave, all thanks to you. But you need to get a plumber in because that shower plug-hole's completely bunged up!"