As always there are some funny things that happen, even in the midst of major natural disasters. Take for instance this story. During work to clear roads of trees and debris in our retirement village, one of the village residents got his gas BBQ operating (there was no electricity for quite a long time – 24 hours) in order to give his neighbours a hot coffee or cup of tea. Maintenance staff also got an opportunity to get a hot drink.
One woman came down and began to speak of how she had been picking up leaves all morning from near her place. At this point another woman pointed out to her, ‘the leaves come from the trees.’ Well this was one revelation that we were all thankful to get, not knowing where all these leaves had come from.
Later on, one of my staff decided to take a seat on the roof we were cutting a large tree branch from (it had gone through the roof). Incredibly he decided to sit in the hole that the branch had made through the roof – he says he didn’t know it was there. Well, that had me stumped, especially since the hole was the reason we were on the roof in the first place.