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There is a tiny elderly Korean lady in my garden and I want to go out.

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Boysclothes · 09/08/2014 15:14

Sold our summerhouse on gum tree. Dude came to look at it this morning about 9am, paid and was back by 11 to dismantle it. DH all togged up to assist but the guy politely and firmly refused as he wanted to take it apart himself so he could put it back together himself.

He pulled his van into our side return and installed a tiny elderly Korean lady (he is also Korean) on a deck chair on our patio.

He then spent an hour writing on every plank and taking 1500 photographs.

He then spent two hours peeling off the roof felt painstakingly. Korean lady has been to toilet twice. As far as I can see she is here for the day out.

However she has just been to the car and produced steaming hot noodles, broth and vegetables and they have had a lovely leisurely lunch on the patio.

He has just now resumed work and has actually started to remove the planks. Slowly. Methodically. I know because he has told me that there are 85 planks. Plus window. To removed and carry to car. DHs help has again been refused although he has taken matters into his own hands a bit and is carrying planks to car.

Elderly lady back on deck chair.

Help!! We want to go out and thought that this would take 2-3 hours max. It's been 4 and only the roof felt is off. We could lock the back door and leave them in the garden but what about elderly lady's toilet needs???? And water etc? They have a little tea break (from a flask) every now and then and have refused drinks but they must need water at some point.

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NigellasDealer · 09/08/2014 15:15

its their problem not yours

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notagainffffffffs · 09/08/2014 15:18

Im so so sorry but that is hilarious! !!

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thornrose · 09/08/2014 15:19

Lock the back door and go out, they're grown ups, they'll be fine! Wink

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CoffeeTea103 · 09/08/2014 15:19

It's not your problem. I would tell them they need to be out by a certain time. Imo they're pretty rude about it, who does thatShock

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DiaDuit · 09/08/2014 15:23

I agree. their problem. not yours. lock the house up and go out.

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MummyBeerest · 09/08/2014 15:23

They'll survive. They can't hold you hostage in your own home.

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NamesNick · 09/08/2014 15:25

hahahahahaha sorry this is just too funny...get the bbq out and make a day of it. you never know when your next best friend is round the corner Grin

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IsChippyMintonExDirectory · 09/08/2014 15:25

Sorry but this has also cracked me up!!
Just lock the doors and go, cheeky feckers are pushing their luck as it is. I'd also throw in and dramatic wrist watching while exclaiming loudly "wow is it that time already?!"

Footnote: I'm taking bets on how long it'll be before someone comments "why does it matter that she's Korean?"

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Boysclothes · 09/08/2014 15:26

I've just walked past him with a cuppa and he's said "I am thirsty too!!" So now I've made him a tea. I'm getting in deeper and deeper here.

Should also say DS spent the better part of the morning on elderly lady's lap. Just sitting there watching the roof felt being peeled off. She didn't speak to him and he didn't speak to her. Just sat together quite happily!

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EhricLovesTheBhrothers · 09/08/2014 15:27

Just go out you weirdo! Their toilet needs are their own lookout.

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EhricLovesTheBhrothers · 09/08/2014 15:27

X post. This is hilarious!

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Boysclothes · 09/08/2014 15:27

It seemed relevant to the OP as I was going to say something about language barrier but didn't in the end!

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StillStayingClassySanDiego · 09/08/2014 15:28

Say goodbye and go out, chances are they'll still be there when you get back Wink

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TheBloodManCometh · 09/08/2014 15:28

Bahaha.
Leave them to it OP.
I don't know whether to be irritated by the man's process or deeply impressed with his patience.

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IsChippyMintonExDirectory · 09/08/2014 15:28

I've just walked past him with a cuppa and he's said "I am thirsty too!!" So now I've made him a tea.

Crikey they saw you coming a mile off didn't they Grin

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Icelollycraving · 09/08/2014 15:29

What eric said :o

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Boysclothes · 09/08/2014 15:29

The man is totally amazing. I'd don't know what he does for a living but he needs to be a builder or something. It's incredible to watch, he is so patient!

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StillStayingClassySanDiego · 09/08/2014 15:30

I thought the nationality was mentioned in regard to the fabulous sounding fresh noodle lunch.

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IsChippyMintonExDirectory · 09/08/2014 15:30

OP don't worry you don't have to justify yourself but knowing mumsnet there's always one overly PC poster

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Waltermittythesequel · 09/08/2014 15:31

I love this!

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Allalonenow · 09/08/2014 15:31

It could be worse, the little Korean lady could have just taken up residence in the summerhouse as it was in situ.

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StillStayingClassySanDiego · 09/08/2014 15:31

Best thread title ever. Grin

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IsChippyMintonExDirectory · 09/08/2014 15:32

I would piss myself laugh my head off if she was still sat there at midnight Grin

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Boysclothes · 09/08/2014 15:33

The roof has come off surprisingly fast actually. Maybe the felt was the long bit!

He's sitting down now talking to elderly lady whilst drinking his tea. He's making lots of lovely appreciative "aha, hot tea!" sighs so I am feeling a little mollified. Cos he likes my tea. Easily pleased.

About to have heated whispered convo with DH about going out. Will report back.

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Floop · 09/08/2014 15:33

This is so funny! GrinGrin

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