Our daughter is still at home but much better today. Her lifestyle choices have left her very run down but she is picking up and eating anything and everything I cook for her. I left her with Dearly Beloved and went to Lidl as I’m running low on everything. As I’m on a water meter, I daren’t get the Karcher out of the garage and usually pay to get my car cleaned once in a while as it’s no cheaper to run the water myself at home. I really admire the boys who clean the car next to the Lidl car park in Saltash. They are always there and a team of them clean the car to showroom condition in minutes. (The photo above is not the aforementioned car wash service, but I didn’t have my camera with me).
The youngs guys who clean the cars are teenagers or in their very early twenties, and any one of them could double up as a young Omar Sharif (not that I noticed, of course!) and scrub wheel trims with toothbrushes whilst on their hands and knees in puddles. Their enterprise and industry really impresses me. I’m sure they are economic migrants and as there was no car wash service in the town before they started up, no one’s losing out. It does make me wonder how many young, local unemployed young men just wouldn’t do that work. They are there seven days a week and for ten hours a day and they charge £5 a car, including waxing it so they must have to wash a lot of cars to make any money. They are pleasant, happy, polite, speak impeccable English and my car was gleaming and waiting for me when I finished the shopping. It makes me wonder why so many young people would rather claim benefits than do something enterprising and it must be possible if two young men, from a far away land can come here and make a successful living with a bucket, soap, toothbrushes and a pressure washer.