Those in the construction industry are famous for their love of a “builders’ brew”. Making one is a right of passage for every apprentice, and the great equaliser on site.
Find out what your choice of on-site drink says about you. Are you the traditional tradesman, the Duracell bunny, the youngster or the hipster? Let us know in the comments below.
TEA (THE TRADITIONAL TRADESMAN)
Nothing beats the perfect cup of tea. No sugar, one sugar, two sugars, three sugars… It’s the standard and traditional builders’ brew. Nothing wrong with it. It’s a drink for the traditional tradesman who likes a smooth, trouble-free day. The leader of the gang. Loves a bit of banter but will never go too far.
COFFEE (THE DURACELL BUNNY)
The drink for that one person on site who struggles to get out of bed in the morning. We’ve all been there, and sometimes a coffee is the only way to get moving properly. For the sleep-deprived and forever busy tradesman on site. The person who is too busy and tired for tea who wants to show they’re still a responsible adult. The workaholic. The stern but genuine leader.
ENERGY DRINKS (THE YOUNGSTER)
We’ve all seen that labourer or apprentice on site who turns up with a large energy drink and £0.50 packet of crisps for lunch. Oh dear. Enough said. Probably has poor banter and plays pranks on colleagues at all the wrong times. The loveable lad, but the brunt of all the jokes on site. Site pest.
FANCY WATER (THE HIPSTER)
Ever seen that person with their ginger-infused water and thought ‘wow, they must be serious about their health’? That person does exist on site and that person is a hipster. There’s nowt wrong with that, it means they’ve got a bit of style. They’re the sparky or the groundworker who did a year travelling through south-east Asia and learned a lot about themselves in the process. The level-headed one. So much culture.
Either way, we’re all #oneofthefamily.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of Blue Circle Products.