Today Olivia is showing where she lives to her group. We always work in the same area therefore we sometimes pass her house. She sees bowie, her baby, through the garden window. Marc the father is watching him. Fabien says that he is obviously a very good father because he is so focused on Bowie that he doesn't see them. Right after that it is time to visit ‘OPA”. Opa is a very old man who used to always get out of his house and talk to the guys when they were working close by. He is friend specifically with Paul. Opa is now so old that he can’t walk anymore. But the guys made it as their routines to always pass by there at least once a week. At some point the car slows down passing in front of a quiet house with a tiny space between the curtains. The guys worries that maybe Opa is not awake yet. After few minutes we see a hand sticking out of the window to wave at the guys.
Little pleasure of the morning routine.
We move on. Fabien talks politics with olivia about “developed” and “not developed” countries and how developed countries fucked it up for the others with climate for example.
Olivia notices the orange extensive decoration in one of the street. The guys tell her that her ein north 95% of people are born there and in this specific streets each time there is any sport event they decorate.
Alice is with Ramazan, Rut, Martin, Abdel. Martin apologize about the small conflict of yestersay. We conclude the conversation by saying that in the end everybody has good and bad sides. Martin knows Paul and Gus for a very very long time. He started when he was 16 in the north. Paul and gus were already there.
We also talk about why De Banne winkelcentrum is always so dirty. The guys tell me that the furthest you are from the ground, the least you care about your surroundings. I find this statement intriguing. I wonder if this is really the case. It is the second time I hear it here though. Martin tells me as well that kids nowadays are not well educated. His kids are. His father was very strict but he thinks its good. They call him strict olifant opa.
Martin explaining why De banne is dirty. The furthest you are from the ground the least you care. Kids are not well educated nowadays. His kids are. He had a very strict father. But he thinks its good. He is called now "strict olifant opa"