|My neighbour's old door. He now has a spanking new one!|
They went about their work cheerfully. They were polite and never demanded anything. Only when I asked them whether they needed drinks, one of them said "banana milk" -- and the others all nodded enthusiastically. The provision shop near my place said yes, that is their favourite drink. Probably because it gives a lot of energy. (Apparently this milk at the shop was almost sold out -- I only managed to grab a big carton and a small one.)
But upgrading (for me) is still a big hassle. So the foreman (I presume he is the foreman, there were a couple of them going around with walkie-talkies) asked me, "Why you don't want to change gate...So old already! How about your door, don't want to change also? See your neighbour's one? So nice! Bathroom tiles also don't want. Next time you want to change ah, very expensive!"
The gate must be as old as those sewage pipes (now replaced by PVC ones, and painted a gleaming white). But I had recently given it a paint job and it looked good still.. Those mosaic tiles in my bathroom are still good.
If it ain't broke...
Watching the tide II is here: http://bitspiece.blogspot.sg/2015/07/watching-tide-ii.html