Yesterday was typical of every day. I was told that the phone company was sending a technician to set up our landline. “What time?” I asked as a joke. They don’t do that. I waited from 8 am to 4 pm. Not a word from them. I was also waiting in vain for the plumber to fix a leak in the apartment upstairs. But I knew for sure that the plumber dude would be a no-show. He is consistent like that.
After counting down the hours with Mila, we went to Goodman’s Bay for a nice sunset walk on the beach.
(It is now 4:30 pm the following day. Still no technician. I have waited like this for electricians, plumbers, building supers, customs brokers, water delivery people etc. since moving here. Calling them only seems to make them dig their heels in. I hear they get offended because they don’t want to be rushed.)