WORKERS are going without hot drinks because everyone in the office thinks they are above making tea.
The traditional drinks round has become a ‘tea deadlock’ as colleagues would rather die of thirst than lower themselves to heating water and pouring it into vessels.
Sales assistant Tom Logan said: “I badly want some tea. But I see myself as management material so I won’t do what is basically manual work. Sure I could just make a single cup of tea for myself but that’s a bit ‘potential serial killer’.”
He added: “And I can’t bring a Thermos because owning a Thermos is a tacit admission that you are into dogging.”
Logan’s colleague Emma Bradford said: “I would participate in tea making but only as a group effort within a team-building context. Alternately I would project manage a round of hot drinks, or oversee tea preparation in a freelance consultant capacity.”
The tea deadlock is particularly endemic across boring industries like financial services, where there are lots of insecure spivs. But even work experience people are no longer comfortable boiling a kettle.
19-year-old ‘intern’ Nikki Hollis said: “Making tea is against my human rights. I might burn myself, and also I should be running the company because I have a blog about sunglasses.”
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “It may seem like a trivial thing, but this demonstrates perfectly why humanity will soon destroy itself.”