Alarming world development #36758


#1

Nobody accepts a hot drink when offered anymore. Meetings at work, tradespeople coming over, etc

I don’t, but only because I don’t want to inconvenience anyone, and most people aren’t as thoughtful and considerate as me as their lives are just crude dioramas crafted in my solipsist conscious…

What happened?


#2

it’s summer


#3

This does certainly seem to be the case


#4

Because it comes with an obligation to reciprocate, which people don’t want because they’re lazy wanks.


#5

People make shit drinks. If I could make a cuppa myself when I arrived at a meeting, I’d do it.


#6

milk no sugar, cheers


#7

Even in winter! Could be the coldest winter!


#8

Me: Can I get you a drink? Tea? Coffee?
Them: Ooh a coffee would be great please.
Me: Oh fuck off mate it was just a figure of speech


#9

Just offered a trade fella round my house a hot drink when I don’t have milk or a fridge here at the moment, he said no. Knew it!!
Hashtagtookthegambleandwon


#10

Won’t allow colleagues skive off of work, duck off you aint got time to make me drinks get back to work you lazy asshole


#11

Been in different office today and nobody has offered me a hot drink/shown me the kitchen etc. Outrageous!!


#12

We had a tiler round a while ago who declined a tea as he’d brought a smoothie with him that he’d made in his Nutribullet. Started banging on about flax seeds.


#13

My old man’s a proper hipster tradesman. He’s the only builder I know who’s made a mallard salad for lunch.


#14

this is true. I myself have been pretending not to be a tea drinker since I started working here 17 months ago so as not to face up to an awkward no-free-tea situation.


#15

First day at a new job* and my supervisor asked if I wanted a cup of tea. I said yes, he nipped off and reappeared with two mugs with teabags, and we walked towards the kitchen together.

I didn’t see where he’d grabbed the teabags from so asked “where do you get the teabags?” He looked at me like I was the biggest idiot he’d ever seen and said “Tesco or Sainsbury’s or wherever”.

:neutral_face:

*placement


#16

I’d happily go with my own tea bags as a solution but don’t want to start bringing milk in ffs. plus I’d have to pretend to be taking up tea drinking at the age of 34


#17

Drink it black, you blouse.