I am surrounded by 3 neighbors. Two of these neighbors are British. The other is a retired American guy who has an Irish wife. When repairmen come to any of these houses, I see the repairmen wandering from the house to the backs of their work vans with cups of tea (sometimes on saucers). Aren't they supposed to be working? Not taking tea breaks on your dime? Is it for better service? Shouldn't they fix your roof, pipes, electrical, etc. up to a certain standard whether or not you offer him a cuppa?
Now, before you think I am a heartless person; I do offer repairmen water if it is a hot day outside or coffee if it is cold. I just don't understand the tea breaks. Should I be offering?
Oh- a note to any repairman who comes to The Bungalow. You might want to make your own. I'll put the kettle on, but you might want to finish it up. Well unless you like your tea very strong with entirely too much sugar and a splash of milk.