A few months ago I had a serious problem – my condo doorbell stopped working. I didn’t rest until I solved the problem; after all, it’s very difficult to live without a doorbell!

How can the mailwoman deliver packages? And if a friend or relative comes to visit, how can I let them in?

Fast forward to today. I needed to talk to the neighbour across the street. But when I got to the door, there was no bell. Confused, I went to the next neighbour – and there was no bell!

My neighbours, when they want to know if one of them is at home, go to the gate and knock. Or scream the other’s name.

Apparently, this technology works well enough. (And it won’t break down.)

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