BUILDERS and plumbers have confirmed that they know full well they are given the oldest and ugliest mugs for their tea.
The tradespeople agreed that it is offensive to single them out as incapable of handling the nice mugs, especially as they are far more skilled with their hands than the effete snobs employing them.
Electrician Wayne Hayes said: “You’re trusting me to wire the house so you don’t get electrocuted, but no way am I able to drink tea from your Orla Kiely mugs without shattering them. Pricks.
“I’ve got Wedgwood bone china at home. I collect porcelain Lladró figurines. But you see the dirty overalls and I’m drinking out of a heat-sensitive Star Wars mug that hasn’t been used since your Secret Santa awarded it last year. Thanks a lot.”
Bathroom fitter Steve Malley agreed: “I’m a person like you. I live in a house. Just because I don’t wear a tie to work doesn’t mean I’ll finish my tea then toss the mug carelessly over my shoulder, oblivious to where it lands.
“You’d give me a plastic sippy cup if you could, wouldn’t you? Patronising f**kers. This is why we overcharge you.”