I find myself getting rather angry today. I'm angry because Mr A cannot say no when he really needs to and as a result people take advantage of him. Well, one person in particular...Dursune.
He has always helped her whenever he is here. Repairing leaky pipes, replacing tiles on her roof. He even made a new chicken coop for her before he started work this summer. But there are some times when he has to learn to say no.
During the past couple of weeks, he has been so busy trying to deal with all the problems around the outside of the house. The leaky roof, the damp seeping through the walls, which has necessitated the knocking down and rebuilding of walls, digging and levelling the side of the house ready for him to lay cement. It is simply hard labour. The rocks that have to be dug up are so heavy and he is struggling. There is still so much to do before the rain comes, and the forecast is for rain on Tuesday for three days. He really is racing against the clock.
Dursune constantly calls out to him to do something for her, distracting him from the job in hand. I have watched this for nearly two weeks and I am getting annoyed, because she just expects him to drop everything to do little jobs that are not in any way urgent. And of course she never thanks him...just takes it for granted.
For the last three days she has been out in the road adding stones to her wall, which is directly opposite where Mr A is working. She then decides to place some kind of wooden frame on the wall and into her yard, which she says is going to be another chicken coop. She keeps calling out to him..."can you help put these pieces of wood straight?" "Can you hammer some nails into it?" and on and on. And of course he obliges.
I don't want to change his kind nature, but I also hate to see him being taken advantage of. Dursune has family living in Milas...two strapping sons and a grandson. They visit fairly regularly so I don't know why she doesn't ask them to do these jobs for her.
We've reached a point where we might have to scrape together enough money to pay someone to help Mr A with the heavy work, so that we can get it done in time. Perhaps this wouldn't have been necessary if Dursune didn't make so many demands...and Mr A could just learn to say no.