“Good day, sir! How are you doing today?”
“Working hard, I see? I’m curious about this site, I hear it’s a former military barrack. Are you all renovating the place?”
Stare. Unblinkingly. Someone else coughs.
“Okay. Mind if I walk around for a bit. The buildings are very interesting!”
Stare. Then, a monosyllabic “No!” in unison.
“Then how about a photo of all of you. It’s a nice day, you can pose for me.”
Blink. Stare. Come to life. “Yes, I’ll stand here. He’ll stand there. I want a full body shot. But wait until I put on all my clothes. No, no, stand a bit further back. When you are done, let me see.”