A Staffordshire plasterer looks likely to be expelled from his union, after failing to raise his quote when he recognised quality furnishings in a prospective customer’s house.
Plasterer, Peter Thape went to an opulent, leafy village just outside Stoke last night, to quote for plastering a 3M x 4M wall. Without any sucking of teeth, pretending it was a particularly tricky job, or in need of some spurious additional preparation, Thape quoted £120 including materials.
The keen–eyed householder immediately reported Thape’s suspicious behaviour to the authorities.
‘I’ve let myself, and my industry down. I completely failed to acknowledge that they clearly had plenty of money,’ said a rueful, Thape.
‘It’s odd, ‘cause I’d normally price a job before I even see it, just off the value of the cars outside,’ added Thape.