You might wonder why there is a yellow dot sticker on it. Let me explain. In those days it was common to have your coffee / tea served at your desk. In the morning you could hear the coffee cart coming from miles, since most floors were tiled. By the sound of porcelain cups and saucers jingling you knew the Hutten Catering personnel were on their way with your ‘energizer’. The catering ladies (sorry it were all ladies) were, as they are now, super friendly. We had a laugh each day and what stood out the most, was that they knew by heart how each of the hundreds of Vanderlande employees preferred their coffee or tea.

Since I’m a tea drinker myself it never happened I found a cup of coffee on my desk, nor they ever served me any sugar or milk, since I drink my tea black. What an achievement! As the company grew and Hutten needed more and more personnel to serve, refill and collect all the cups, they came up with a system to refresh their memory. They added a dot sticker to your name tag. As you can guess, the yellow dot stands for ‘drinking tea with no sugar or milk’.

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