The workmen helpfully cleared a pedestrian path around the hole
Several of my intrepid neighbours seemed to find clambering over the low wall quite normal
but take a closer look at the slope below it and you'll understand why I didn't take the risk!
However, I did make the acquaintance of several neighbours I hadn't spoken to before because they had never, to my knowledge, actually walked down the street and one day a kind workman carried my shopping right to the door.
Quannu a sorti ti voli aiutari, anfina a casa ti veni a truvari.
When Fate wants to give you a hand, it will come to your house to find you.
- Sicilian proverb