Work in Ariel, in the Shomron. A building contractor invited me to solve a problem which was not a problem but implausible ignorance. If he had opened the drawing and studied it carefully, it would have been clear to him too. But then he wouldnt be a building contractor nor a very rich man. Curiously, he is a Palestinian, who owned a large tract of land where downtown Ariel is built now. He exchanged that plot for another large plot on a hill overlooking the city, and he is building there a neighborhood. He had probably bought the land when it was dangerous to travel to the Shomron and land was very cheap and Sharon's Government was giving it away to anyone promising to build; the Arab had more faith in the Zionist enterprise than we did and now he is very wealthy. I asked for a sum and he, in the typical Arab way of negotiating, said that he is a most generous person and he'll not insult such a famous professional by bargaining about trifles like money. Is he intending to pay me too?