Monday, July 18, 2011

Whistle while you work

This morning we had our 'guy' come and wash all our clothes. As he sat in our toilet (the toilet, shower, and laundry is all in one tiny room) for almost 3 hours (we had a lot of clothes to be washed) he whistled and sang sweet songs to himself. At times, I would just stop and tune into him as he softly sang melodies in his vernacular language. 

As I thought about it, I realized that most of the people who come and work in our house whistle while they work. 

Last week we had a plumber come in to fix a leak in our sink. He too passed his time clanking away at the metal pipes while whistling a tune to himself. 

We had a friend of ours come and fix a bed that had broke. He didn't whistle as much as he sang all sorts of different songs while he banged our bed back together. 

And every morning the caretaker of our compound gets out his broom and sweeps the compound, waking us all up as he whistles while he works.

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