Why do the Turks ALWAYS re-surface the roads with tarmac in July and August when the temperatures are at their highest? It happens everywhere I've lived in this country.
Why do they decide to repair the water pipes in the village during the hottest part of the summer? This necessitated cutting off the water supply for 8 hours yesterday....and for 8 hours again today.
Why do we always get power cuts just as something good is starting on television...or I'm almost at the end of a long email and haven't saved it....or there's something baking in the oven and it's only half-cooked? And it's nearly always dark and I can't find the candles or a torch.
And cocks crow at dawn everywhere else don't they? Not here...the dawn chorus starts at 2'o'clock in the morning. And all the dogs, cows and donkeys join in. Why is that?
The water supply came back on too late for me to water the garden last night. I fell asleep sometime after midnight, only to be woken by the dawn chorus at 2am...which kept me awake for an hour.
The call to prayer at around 5 am reminded me that I would need to get up to water the garden before the sun had completely risen. And that I would need to have a shower, use the washing machine, and fill some containers with water before it's disconnected again.
You know I love this country...but sometimes I just wish that they'd get the timing right.