I woke up early this morning to the unpleasant sound of pleople arguing in the living room. I tried to figure out what on earth was going on and WHY people were in my apartement... but of course, I'm in China and you know, people here speak chinese... Obvisously they weren't trying to be discrete so I figured it wasn't a robbery... I decided to go back to sleep. Fail. They started to use a drill.
When I walked out of the bedroom, the workers just looked at me, nodded and went back to drilling. I still don't know how they got in. I guess they have a key.
When I left for school, they were still drilling and I still don't know why.
Welcome to China. I was told I would be better off not trying to figure things out. Things just are and there is not always an explanation.
Later today, during a conference on Chinese culture, we were told that the Chinese don't have the same perception of space and time... and more specifically personal space and night time.
Apparently it isn't rude to wake someone up, to make a lot of noise or to invade personal space.
I guess being 1.3 billion people in a country has something to do with it!!
Now that I know that, I guess the workers were just being nice and polite in their own way. Thank you for whatever you were doing in my living room very early this morning.