Astried’s clutch cable was on its last strand so we found a repair shop and the guy said he would install it. The cable was short so he tried to jury-rig it, but the clutch would not engage. I tinkered with it to get it going while Astried found a shop with a proper cable. We limped over, the boys looked at the crude installation, chuckled, and had the correct cable installed in minutes.
I was annoyed and decided to return to the first shop. “Face” is very important in Asia. If you “lose face”, it is over - you are mocked and the situation is rarely resolved. Smile, remain calm, be gently insistent and things eventually happen.