I was party to a brilliant conversation this morning that I had to share. You’d only get this in Ireland.
Parties (names changed (apart from me & engineer):
Michael – blocklayer
Paddy – Plasterer
Mark – me (architect)
Paul – Structural Engineer
Paddy arrived with Paul to do some plastering on another job – he’s not the client or owner of the house btw. All other parties arrived separately and don’t know each other:
Michael to me: “Are you the engineer then?”
Me: “No, Paul’s the engineer, I’m the architect”
Michael to Paddy: “Are you the owner then?”
Paddy: “Yes I am”
Paddy to Michael: “You know me…”
Michael: “Jesus Christ, did I sell you two donkeys?”
Paddy: “Yes you did, I bought two donkeys off you”
Strange but delightful.
This is what we’re building by the way (blog post to follow on this and other ‘designs in the story’: