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Old 22nd August 2018, 16:27   #1 (permalink)
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Aspects to new life

So today our local club ( Pensionista) relaunched and to celebrate that fact reopened with an absurdly cheap lunch/ drinks offer

Nothing to report there

But - I have been waiting 2 weeks now for a plumber and spark to sort some jobs at my place

I just thought I would highlight the Spanish laid back/ liking for a wee drink with todays tale

After 14 days waiting I get a call whilst in the new club that the p!umber will be here around 2 pm. Great stuff

I leave the bar go meet him and fair play he says he will be back around 5 to do the job

Now I know after 14 years experience in Turkey tradesmen times mean nothing - but here's a kicker you won't get in Turkey

After 10 mins showing him what needs done I return to the club.........15 mins later he's 2 seats up from me banging the cheapo booze down before going later to my job!!!

Wheres RTE and his anti drinks policy when you need him!!!
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15 mins later he's 2 seats up from me banging the cheapo booze down before going later to my job!!!
Just spending the money he is about to earn.
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Lol

I wish!!!!!

Booize is peanuts out here- labour is 3 times that of Turkey
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I wish!!!!!

Booize is peanuts out here- labour is 3 times that of Turkey
Labour has just got a lot cheaper. When we first came to the village in 2004 we were warned not to get into a bidding battle for labour. We agreed to all pay the same price for a day's work, and as 'rich' foreigners we would not upset the balance. That has worked well over the years. The current price for a day's work is 100TL. I feel sorry that we cannot pay more, as inflation has eaten into everything. What we can do is offer things that we do not need, last week our labourer went off with his 100TL and I delivered a TV to his house, perfect working order but was taking up space in our basement ad he had just put another floor on his house.
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Great post Philip. It reminds us that nowhere is perfect and we just have to learn accept the locals way, which is difficult for those of an impatient nature ( I will add that is not me) though it is frustrating and rather worrying if your spark is necking a few beers before starting the job, I would be inclined to politely suggest leave it for today and we will see you in the morning. Good luck, think you may need it. xx
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Right
Philip has texed me to say the guy went ahead and "fixed" the problem , he is now in darkness and has no internet , he sent me a picture of the workman

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Old 27th August 2018, 16:52   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Aspects to new life

Yesterday an aging ex pat rock group performed in the garden of a local bar

We went along more for a laugh than entertainment

It was a brilliant summers afternoon both music and atmosphere

One of those real " forever in the memory" hot lazy sunny Sundays with great craic and Bulmers on ice

Magical
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