Painting a stairway isn’t easy. It’s awkward. How do you use a ladder on stairs?

The stairway leading to my studio was painted aqua as part of “pond” theme. It was pretty cool but made the staircase dark so the landlord hire a painter (Joe) and his helper to apply a coat of white paint.

They were here for a few days and I got to know them. Joe told me he was always being ribbed about being too old for the job and thought that was a bunch of malarkey. (ma·lar·key/məˈlärkē/noun/meaningless talk; nonsense).

To prove his worth and agility, he performed a short routine at the top of the ladder for me so I could show my landlord. His helper did not seem to share his confidence.

It could have turn out to be insurance photos.

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