So I live in this old building in Shanghai right, and one day I was mopping my floor and I accidentally spilled over the bucket of water I was using, which maybe spilled around 3 or 4 litres of water on the floor. I live on the 3rd floor, and within about 5 minutes of me spilling the water my downstairs neighbour started banging on my door and was shouting at me very angrily telling me that water was coming through to her apartment. Not wanting to deal with this angry old woman I simply removed her from my home and continued cleaning up the mess. Having not anticipated that buildings in Shanghai were so crappy I mopped up some of the water and tried to spread the rest of it over my floor, because I thought I could maybe use it to help clean the floor, and later one I was going to use a cloth to wipe up the excess. So I'm on my hands and knees with paper towels trying to dry my floor when my landlords mother comes to my house and again tells me the exact same thing I'm then told I have to go downstairs to see the damaged that I caused (which of course means I can't dry my floor). So I can't be bothered talking to these people because their anger has reached irrational levels so I simply go back to my flat without saying anything and continue to dry my floor. Moments later my landlord comes to my flat and again tells me the same thing. You see they seemed to be of the opinion that I threw the water on the floor deliberately and didn't know how to use a mop properly. Now they are demanding that I pay to repair this woman's roof and buy her a new TV. I'm leaving Shanghai to return to the UK in 6 weeks and I cannot understand how people can have such weird thoughts. They interpret silence as not understanding what's being said, irrational levels of anger as polite conversation, and lots of water on the floor as not a spillage but a deliberate act. Not only that they don't seem to understand that the quality of the building is so poor. In a normal building I would have had to clog my sink up and leave it running over night before it started to leak downstairs, but apparently here water goes through like a sieve. What do you think I should do?