Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Inspection routine
  Something wrong with the shower controls so my wife called the shower-repair man.
He rang the doorbell and I opened the upstairs window to tell him to come in.
  He left his bulky bag of pliers, screwdrivers, tape measures, hammers, and wrenches outside on the stoop, came into the vestibule and took off his shoes, tossed off a quick bow as a greeting, and went into the shower to see what the problem was. "Ah, I can fix this quickly," he said.
So he went back into the vestibule, knocked off a quick bow, slammed his feet into his shoes, and went out to the stoop to bring into the house his bag of tools, taking off his shoes again and this time with just a quick nod before entering the house.
The work was done in two minutes, about half the time it had taken him to ceremoniously enter and exit our house, God bless him.
                                           - Alphonse de Tiende