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to serve tea to the builders in this mug?

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aladyofindeterminateage Mon 22-Jun-15 19:14:04

I have got builders in.
They have been here a week and have broken 2 mugs.
No problem - I completely understand that these things happen on a building site.
I don't want them moving on to the good china - so - I went to the charity shop and bought 3 mugs.
The lady wrapped them in paper for me and we had a nice chat about what a bargain they were.
I have just unwrapped them and to my horror, one of them has some writing underneath.
It says "I AM A TWAT".
I am shocked , but the family think it is highly amusing and insist the builders will enjoy using it.

No wonder it was only 50p.

Will it offend their sensibilities or amuse them?

EatShitDerek Mon 22-Jun-15 19:15:16

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Idontseeanydragons Mon 22-Jun-15 19:15:33

Just explain to them - they might find it funny, they might not. Letting them know is better than one of them thinking you wrote it smile

Katedotness1963 Mon 22-Jun-15 19:21:17

I wouldn't use it.

gamerchick Mon 22-Jun-15 19:23:25

I would grin

PolterGoose Mon 22-Jun-15 19:23:42

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Buttercup27 Mon 22-Jun-15 19:24:13

I think they will be just grateful for getting a cuppa to even look at the mug it's served in especially if there are biscuits

bette06 Mon 22-Jun-15 19:25:41

I wouldn't use it but, as a minimum, I would explain it as the previous poster suggested. They may not be offended by the language but anyone would be a bit put out if they thought it was a message aimed at them.

BonnieNoClyde Mon 22-Jun-15 19:27:24

no, just serve up the tea! they don't know your family's sense of humour. If they complain, say 'oy, the vicar didn't complain when I served him tea in that cup, so if it's good enough for him........."

YouTheCat Mon 22-Jun-15 19:27:34

I have that mug. grin

Dd bought herself the 'cock' version of the mug above.

BitchBags Mon 22-Jun-15 19:33:45

Hahahaha sorry op but I just burst out laughing reading that, please serve them tea in that mug, that's hilarious! grin

PolterGoose Mon 22-Jun-15 19:36:04

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PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Mon 22-Jun-15 19:38:52

It's not a gift it's a cuppa.

I would serve it in that cup

TheCunnyFunt Mon 22-Jun-15 19:39:18

Brilliant grin give it to them! I would. They'll probably find it hilarious. If they do complain, deny all knowledge and explain you picked them up at the charity shop.

monkeysox Mon 22-Jun-15 19:41:53

That's brilliant . Free tea is free tea. They'll have to suck it up grin

LittleMiss77 Mon 22-Jun-15 19:45:41

I'd just put the tray down and point to offending mug and say "that one has 'i'm a twat' written on the bottom" and leave them to fight it out amongst themselves.

I have a Modern Toss Periodic Table of Swearing mug, which i always run past builders, plumbers, electricians before making a drink just in case as it is a little on the offensive side ( if there is no alternative mug available)

I'm waiting for the day OH gives it to his DM....

Aermingers Mon 22-Jun-15 19:47:37

My husband is a builder. I've just asked him. He's said that he and absolutely every other builder he knows would think you were an absolute legend if you served them tea in that.

But you should also know they will probably nick it as a trophy.

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Mon 22-Jun-15 20:55:55

They've been there a week and broken 2 mugs?! FFS, they're clearly not being careful and it's not just one of those things that happens during building work surely! I'd feel like asking them to bring their own hmm But then I'm not in the best of moodsblush

urrrnurrrjohnsnurrr Mon 22-Jun-15 20:58:40

grin Brilliant!!

Meanandlow Mon 22-Jun-15 21:01:25

grin

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