Sizzlin’ Stories – Crazy Aidy, The Repairman (Slow)

Let me introduce you to Crazy Aidy, my friendly, but odd, neighbour. Something weird is always happening to Adrian. This time, Aidy had been talking to a repairman.

Knock knock

Me: Aidy! Hello!

Aidy: Oh, hello, I didn’t expect anyone to be in. You weren’t in earlier, so I thought you still wouldn’t be here.

Me: Then…why did you knock?

Aidy: Well…I don’t know…

Me: Not to worry. Do you want to come in?

Aidy: No, I just wanted to tell you that a man came around earlier to see your flat. I let him in and showed him around like you asked.

Me: Ah, thanks for that Aidy. Did he like the flat?

Aidy: I’m not sure … I didn’t really ask.

Me: But, he didn’t say he disliked it. Well, that’s something.

Aidy: No, he just looked…concerned.

Me: That doesn’t sound good.

Aidy: Well, he said he could fix it up, but it’d take a bit of work.

Me: Oh dear, I was hoping it didn’t look that bad. So, what didn’t he like?

Aidy: Oh, the smashed window, the hole in the ceiling, that broken cupboard in the kitchen, the taps that don’t work, and the pipe that leaks behind the sink…

Me: He noticed all that? I was hoping that the he’d see the nicer parts and not be looking for defects. What bits did he like?

Aidy: Err, he didn’t really say, I didn’t really show him the nice bits. I didn’t think he’d be interested.

Me: Why on earth not?

Aidy: Well he’s a repairman, isn’t he? He surely doesn’t care about things that are fixed.

Me: Oh no! Yes, he’s a repairman, but he wasn’t looking around the flat to do repairs, he was interested in buying it.

Aidy: But, he said he was a repairman.

Me: He is. That’s his job, but that’s not why he was here.

Aidy: Oh dear. I’m not sure I presented the property in the right light, in that case.

Me: No, I imagine not. Let’s hope he’s the type who likes to take his work home with him, hey?

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