A MIDDLE-CLASS man thinks he has a rapport with the people building his extension.
41-year-old IT consultant Stephen Malley has been getting ‘matey’ with the two builders whom he knows only as ‘Brian’ and ‘Pete’.
He said: “Even though we’re from different class backgrounds we’re just all lads together.
“I work from home so every morning I’m like, ‘Alright lads’. To which they reply cheerily ‘Alright’.
“Then I ask them about football, and they say some stuff about cement that I don’t understand.
“I might offer them a ‘cuppa’.
“They’re real men, very stocky. But they see me as one of the boys, even though I’ve got a corporate job and eat cereal bars.
“I expect we’ll all go to the pub together soon, for some pints and banter about our wives.”
Malley’s builder Pete Hobbs said: “Is he gay or something?”