An unbelievable sight outside my office door today! A workman, plastering and painting some holes in the wall. The dialogue went something like this:
KF: Oh, wow, amazing! You're mending it!
KF: That's great. It's been looking so awful up here.
Workman: Yup. Got a problem with the roof.
KF: So ... have they mended it?
KF: But ...
Workman: I was just sent up here to paint it.
KF: Ummm - will you be able to paint the stair ceiling, too? That's where the water has really made a mess.
Workman: Will if I have enough paint.
KF: Oh, I do hope that you do ...
Workman: They'll pull all these houses down, soon, anyway.
KF: You think so?
Workman: Yup. Cost too much to repair. Cost too much to heat.
KF (trailing away): Well, I'm so glad that you're doing this ...