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    Default Major FacePalm - Contractors strip down wrong Bathroom

    Workers hack bathrooms in wrong flat: Page 3 of 3 | AsiaOne Business

    just could not help LMAOROFL when I read this

    " SINGAPORE - It seemed like an elaborate April Fool's joke.

    A home owner at Chuan Park condominium found his living-room toilet stripped bare by renovators when he returned home after sending his children to school on April 1.

    But the man, who wanted to be known only as Mr Ong, had not planned any renovations and there was no friend who popped up to say: "April Fool!"

    The mystery was solved a few minutes later - the workers were supposed to be working on the flat above.

    Mr Ong said that his maid, who had been at home with his 84-year-old mother, had let the workers in at 9am.

    He said: "The contractors did not speak English and the maid was new."

    She had been working with his family for four months.

    "She thought that I wanted renovations for my toilet, so she let them in," he said in Mandarin..."
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Mr Ong said the mistake happened because the contractors mistook his unit for the one above.

    He was told that the workers had stopped at the 12th storey instead of the 13th.

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    send the workers back to primary school!


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    honest mistake. well free toilet, contractor lose $ to reinstall for the 12th floor homeowner.

    Contractor should have hired a site coordinator at least!
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    Not as bad as this one - French chateau demolished instead of outhouse - the contractors were supposed to demolish the outhouse and not touch the chateau, but did exactly the opposite. Apparently, the Russian owner engaged Polish contractors to do the job in France - can't even imagine the language issues at play here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    Not as bad as this one - French chateau demolished instead of outhouse - the contractors were supposed to demolish the outhouse and not touch the chateau, but did exactly the opposite. Apparently, the Russian owner engaged Polish contractors to do the job in France - can't even imagine the language issues at play here.
    Yup. And that's why even in England, many signs are in English and Polish. Language issues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    Not as bad as this one - French chateau demolished instead of outhouse - the contractors were supposed to demolish the outhouse and not touch the chateau, but did exactly the opposite. Apparently, the Russian owner engaged Polish contractors to do the job in France - can't even imagine the language issues at play here.
    Although the unfortunate incident gives general public an impression that Poles are stupid, please be aware that Polish mathematicians helped in breaking the Nazi Germany Enigma code in WW2.

    Poland has many Nobel Prize winners.

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    Last edited by ricohflex; 22nd April 2013 at 09:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Although the unfortunate incident gives general public an impression that Poles are stupid, please be aware that Polish mathematicians helped in breaking the Nazi Germany Enigma code in WW2.

    Poland has 16 (born in Poland) Nobel Prize winners.

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    i think you're the only one who thinks the Poles are stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Although the unfortunate incident gives general public an impression that Poles are stupid, please be aware that Polish mathematicians helped in breaking the Nazi Germany Enigma code in WW2.

    Poland has 16 (born in Poland) Nobel Prize winners.

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    Please... we want to stay low profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    low profile but we want to be NO 1 in everything
    including number 1 at being low profile.

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