What I really wanted to share with you was a small piece of the cray-cray that we sometimes have to deal with here. Our bathroom mirror fell one night. It didn’t break, fortunately, but it was dislodged within it’s frame and therefore loose. We had tried, many times, to tell the landlord about this, but as usual, she ignored us until she wanted something. When she was here, looking around and taking the things Justin would let her take, Justin also showed her the mirror.
A couple of days later a Chinese guy arrived at our door. I asked him what he wanted (in English) and he shouted something at me (in Chinese). Many people come to the door during the day, and unless they look familiar – like the guy who delivers our water barrels – I don’t open for them. I asked him what he wanted, I didn’t understand him, so I didn’t opened the door. With a baby in my arms, I think that this is an appropriate reaction. Our landlord called Justin later to say that she had sent someone to fix the mirror. We were quite surprised! She actually wanted to help us. The repair guy came back the following day.
Our mirror is fixed, but yes, it is still held up with two strips of double-sided tape. I don’t care how strong that tape it, it just seems weird to me! But then again, it’s not so weird, it’s just another day in China!
If you want to read about a WHOLE LOT OF W.T.H’s, go check out Jennifer’s blog, A Broad Aborad. I met her here in Qingdao last year, and she has enough “what the heck’s” to write a book!!