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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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Cold cuppa
Shortly after buying my first flat, I had an electrician round to do a few jobs, mainly adding a couple of sockets.

I was a bit nervous about having a tradesman in because I felt sure I'd get ripped off having so little experience in such matters. My plan therefore was to befriend said tradesman, show a bit of technical knowledge (gleaned from t'interweb) and generally make him like me enough to charge a reasonable amount.

He was actually a decent fella and we had a good bit of banter before he got cracking. I was able to show off some of my newly acquired electrical know-how (which he didn't ridicule) and so I was starting to feel confident.

In order to seal the deal I decided to play my trump card, my awesome hosting skillz.

Me: "Fancy a cup of tea while you work mate?"
Him: "eh?"
Me: "Tea, how'd you take it?"
Him: "...."
Me (panicking): "Coffee?"
Him: "How you gonna make a cup of coffee when I've turned the fuckin' electricity off pal?"

The only other words we exchanged was when he asked for his £250 for 40 minutes work. I was too ashamed to argue.
(, Mon 25 Jul 2011, 15:38, 5 replies)
With a gas hob and a pan?

(, Mon 25 Jul 2011, 15:42, closed)
This isn't the first time I've wondered about this,
this week.
(, Mon 25 Jul 2011, 19:31, closed)
Ha ha ha!
I just read your Mickey Mouse qotw post and proper office lol'd!
(, Mon 25 Jul 2011, 16:50, closed)
You fool!
Everyone knows you offer the tradesman tea before they've started working.
(, Mon 25 Jul 2011, 21:35, closed)

"On my gas hob with a teapot, you fucking peasant!"

...is what i would not have said.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:16, closed)

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