Mma Ramotswe examined the papers in the office of Hector's factory. It was a hot and uncomfortable room, unprotected from the noise of the factory, and with barely enough space for the two filing cabinets and two desks which furnished it. Papers lay scattered on the surface of each desk; reciepts, bills, technical catalogues.
"If only I had a wife," said Hector." "Then this office would not be such a mess. There would be places to sit down and flowers in a vase on my desk. A woman would make all the difference."
Alexander McCall Smith