He is going paintballing. He has to leave in about half an hour. I'll say nothing about the fact he went to bed at 2.45am when he has to get up again at 5.45, and concentrate on him failing to get his Thermos flask down. From its place at the top of our highest, deepest kitchen cupboard.
Now, for those who have never met me, I am not the tallest person in the world. Actually, some trivia for you. I went through puberty early, and thus in my first year of senior school I was the second tallest person in the year, at 5' 0". I entirely failed to grow upwards after this, and by sixth form, I was the second shortest person in my year.
For most things left on too high a shelf, I find something to hook them down with. But doing this to a Thermos flask would be a very bad idea, because I could break the vacuum seal and thus render it useless at keeping tea hot. If I didn't get dizzy, and if we didn't have profoundly weak dining chairs, I'd stand on a chair. As it is, there is nothing I can do, so Richard's just going to have to manage without tea.