There is a common gate at the entrance of our building through which all of us have to pass to enter our flats. The gate was painted many years back and it was badly rusted. The residents were at logger heads with each other and they could not take a decion to paint the gate.
Therefore, one day I decided to paint the gate myself. As I was painting, the following comments were made by the residents:
" You should scrape the gate, apply primer and then paint."
"Oh the painter has come."
"We need sombody to paint our house."
"Are you the owner of a flat or a tenent?"
"If you pay Rs.50 you can get somebody to paint."
"You should not use blue and white. The best colour will be black."
To my surprise not one resident offered to help.