I had my whole house decorated completely throughout from top to bottom a couple of years ago. A friend in cyprus has made friends with the most obliging and useful painter and decorator. When she said he was coming over to the UK to visit family and do one or two favours for them, I jokingly said “well send him up here then, there’s a ton of work to be done here”. The next thing I know, I’m talking to this chap on skype, walking him round whilst I did a tour with my laptop. He got an idea of the dimensions and quoted me that afternoon. I accepted his quote and the dead was done. He arrived promptly on the agreed date and he set to work immediately – no even stopping for the offered cuppa, or to tae his suitcase up to the spare room, where to save my costs and his, we decided he would be stopping.