Nothing quite sums up Thailand – and its lack of health and safety – like a bloke doing DIY in his flip-flops. Oh, and on a 50ft high ledge, with no safety equipment, first thing on a Sunday morning while his pals pass him buckets full of concrete.
After spending ten minutes spreading the mixture – and negotiating an air-conditiong unit – he squatted on a tiny four-inch wide section of concrete to finish the last corner.
One wrong move and there was nothing between the fearless DIY enthusiast and a corrugated tin roof some 50ft below.
But with fellow neighbours watching him for support and handing re-fills of concrete, he successfully completed the repair work – without a safety harness, protective boots or helmet in sight.