On Thursday our hot water cylinder stopped working. Regrettably, we had to call our school repairmen to come and fix it. We really don’t like calling them to our room because they are very disrespectful, and messy. However, we had no other option but to get them in here. On Friday afternoon, the two men came to our door. They went next door, to take down the hot water cylinder in our spare apartment. They were going to move that one into our room, so that we could use that over the weekend, while they fixed our current one. In the process of unscrewing the big cylinder from the wall, they DROPPED it. They didn’t hold it as they disconnected it from the wall!! They also didn’t drain the water from it first before removing it from the wall, like anyone with half a brain would do. The ladder they were using snapped in half and the cylinder did as well when it first smashed into the toilet and then to the ground. Justin saw this happen, and I heard the crashing noise through the wall. They then brought the “working” cylinder over to our apartment to exchange it for our broken one. Justin refused to let them instal it because there was possibility that it could be broken, and then they would have to come into our room AGAIN!!
The older man was ranting in Mandarin, and of course, we didn’t understand what he was saying! One of the office ladies came over to help translate. She was not translating what he said, because she was very polite and smiling, but he was not. He kept knocking the broken cylinder with a wrench, mumbling in Mandarin, and pulling his face. He was very frustrated, and annoyed. Justin and I had just gone for a run, so we too were frustrated, and just wanting to shower.
Eventually, after much huffing and puffing, they took the cylinder away, and said that they would get it repaired. In our bathroom, the non-working cylinder still remains. In our spare bathroom (the room next door), the working cylinder is now broken and removed. These guys are really incompetent, and I don’t understand why they are doing the job of plumber, electrician, and repairmen.. They don’t know what they are doing!!
We had to walk over to another unused dorm to use that shower!!
Here are pictures of the mess they made: