Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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R C Tealady

Push the button for a cuppa.
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A button on the corner of your desk that when pressed will activate the remote controlled tea lady which glides over to you and delivers a nice hot brew.

The R C tealady comes in the form of mannequin sporting a red and green polka dot dress complete with teatowel wrapped around her waist, fluffy blue rinse wig and sporting a beaming polished smile.

The desk is connected to an internal signal network which alerts the tealady to identify the caller which in-turn will send tealady rolling over on a set of small wheels to your desk.

Through voice activation command for a "cup of tea white,no sugar thanks" tealady will point her finger downwards whilst you hold out your cup,which in turn is filled with your desired cuppa which has been brewed within the heating element and boiler within the mannequin.The brew is transferred through a series of pipes up the arm and out of the middle finger filling your cup,whilst the little finger with a tap of the knuckle adds milk and thumb flips and delivers a sugar lump or two.

Right arm tea,left arm coffee.

Just don't let two many people press the button at once or shout at the tealady...could be kinda messy.

skinflaps, Dec 04 2003


       the word just really *should* be pokerdot!
po, Dec 04 2003

skinflaps, Dec 04 2003

       For office use where equal-opportunity policies are prevalent, this would have to be an "RC tea-person" to avoid perpetuating the prejudice that relatively low-value occupations are more appropriate for women.   

       Obviously an “RC Tea Man” would be quicker than an RC Tea Lady, brewing more efficiently and not needing to stop for gossip on the delivery route. However it would doubtless fail to wash up properly and if it got lost on the way to a desk would refuse to ask for directions!
dobtabulous, Dec 04 2003

       no sugar lump for dob for perpetuating gender stereotypes.   

       hah and the pokerdot dress would look ridiculous on RC Teaman...
po, Dec 04 2003

       Cool! A robot Mrs Doyle.   

       "Would ye have a cup of tea?"   

       "Ah, go on, now, fether."   

       "Ah, go on and have a cup of tea."   

       "Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on..." <<repeat until power cut>>   

       Or does RC not stand for what Roman Catholic?
Guy Fox, Dec 04 2003

       And they would have to offer croissants as well, Shirley? Just as I'm doing. +

(That's the RC teaperson, not Sony, by the way, although it might be nice if Sony started offering croissants too.)
English Bob, Dec 04 2003

       Just like a Mr. Coffee, just R/C, and having human form, and serving you on command ... ... or the Coffee/tea slot machine (one-armed bandit)
Letsbuildafort, Dec 04 2003

       R C or was that intention arsey.
skinflaps, Dec 04 2003

       Tea Lady: Hoist your mug ... or get burned.
k_sra, Dec 04 2003

       Didn't realize there was a Royal Crown Tea.
thumbwax, Dec 04 2003

       [Guy Fox] Too Good!.
You will. You will. You will. You will. You will. You will.......
gnomethang, Dec 04 2003

       Shirley, it would be more fun to have an 'arsey tealady' wheel over to your desk on all fours. She could serve coffee and tea in heated beverage mugs direct from a hot rack on her back.   

       Maybe she could dispense the beverages upon removing the appropriate limb from a stowed position inside a reminiscent car-hop-styled white-leather-roller-skate- escutcheoned docket on the mobile base assembly.   

       Cream could be dispensed in a wink...literally. (Be sure cup is feasibly placed.) Sugar cubes could be dispensed from between pursed lips, one at a time on the tip of her tongue and to the sound of "cuckoo-coo".   

       Monday thru Thursday could be standard 'desk' service days. To reduce hectic office traffic on Fridays, beverages could be dispensed from tealady's base port "off the floor". She could still dispense refills right into cups on the desks. With computer processing, she could aim perfectly and fashionably--"fountain style".
Tiger Lily, Dec 04 2003

       Include a bun warming stomach compartment ... if there's fresh croisnats, mention in conversation "a bun in the oven" and she'll open up to you, and reward you with a warm flaky treat.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 04 2003


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