Friday, May 25, 2007

The painter

Our apartment complex is in the renovation mood so they will repaint all the doors and hallway.

The painter has made 3 appointments with me to paint the door. Yes he needs to do it 3 times to get it done.

The first day he came, he was 15 minutes earlier than the appointment time. I was sleeping so it pissed me a bit. I opened the door and politely said sorry it took me some times bcos I wasn't expecting him until the agreed time. He responded that oh it's almost time you know. Yeah, 15 minutes earlier for him is ok, but I was told that in the French culture it's rude to arrive earlier than expected.

This morning he came again, only 3 minutes earlier so it was acceptable. Then he told me I need to leave the door open for 3 hours before closing it.

And then he will come next week again.

I wonder why can't he just have it done in one day.

1 comment:

  1. "I wonder why can't he just have it done in one day."

    Because then he would only get paid 1/3 of what he's getting now! ;-)