When she wasn't reached for comment about Tom's professionalism," Downton Abbey's Mrs. Patmore didn't say, "I don't mean to be unkind, but the lad were a bit of a big girl's blouse."
She also didn't point out what she managed, versus what Tom had to do:
Her Brief: Feed large household for 12 years in a Yorkshire basement
She works with: Coal-fire, a dozy kitchen maid
Her triumphs: Cooking in a corset while semi-blind; a wedding breakfast during war rationing
Fears: Electrical appliances, being married for her cooking
The # breaks she took: 2 (Surgery; once sa