How much is a drink?

(11 Posts)
TheExtraGuineaPig Sun 18-Sep-16 19:55:32

We had an issue in our drains, a plumber (who we are a good customer of) came to look but basically said straight away it needed a specialist. When I asked him how much I should pay him he said "oh, just give us a drink". I have never known how much this means...blush Any suggestions?

Coconutty Sun 18-Sep-16 19:57:44

Depends how long he was there, or how far he came. I would give between twenty and fourty quid.

Nannynowamummy Sun 18-Sep-16 21:37:51

I'd probably hand him £20 but would secretly think that's a very expensive drink for a job that still needs to be rectified blush

hownottofuckup Sun 18-Sep-16 21:39:21

I'd have made them a cup of tea blush

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 18-Sep-16 21:41:04

I'd say £20

Racheyg Sun 18-Sep-16 21:46:29

we gave fifty, but there where three of them. I would say £20 is a nice amount.

Waitingfordolly Sun 18-Sep-16 22:00:54

I've never heard of this, I would have made tea too!

Banananananana Sun 18-Sep-16 22:05:29

DH is a tradesman. I read him your post; he said £10 or £20.

elfofftheshelf Mon 19-Sep-16 07:36:57

My friend who is a tradesman tells me it's £20

TheExtraGuineaPig Mon 19-Sep-16 07:39:13

Oh brilliant, thank you all - very helpful! I will give him £20, he's a lovely bloke and although he couldn't help it was quite useful to know I should stop poking away fruitlessly with my plunger!!! (Ugh)

sorenipples Mon 19-Sep-16 22:38:15

I would have apologised that I was out of tea and offered a glass of water. I am thinking back and hoping this has never happened!

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