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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Just some random hilariousness for the day. We moved a couch for a guy today. No real adventure as far as the moving aspect goes. However, the seller was officially "A Trip". Do people still say that?!
Anyway, she was a very (ok VERY) attractive woman in her late 20s, early 30s...."with the mind of a much younger woman". She had just sold her "$2600 couch for $225", so business and math was NOT her forte. And from the look of her home, she may not have had the best domestic skill set other. Everything was very nice, and very expensive (for the sake of being expensive) but very dirty. The house was a mess.
She was mourning the loss of her couch. She said that the new, bigger, better, more expensive couch wouldn't get there for three days. "We'll have to break out the bean bag chairs....like in college." She even mentioned "Mad Dog 20 20", and all I could think was WOW. Because to look at her you would think she was a prim and proper "lady". She actually was married and had a kid. Her husband was there during all this. I failed to mention him until now because he never said a word and hardly made any eye contact.
When we went to leave she mentioned that they were relocating and might need our help. We asked where and she said "I dunno he hasn't decided yet." Turns out her husband is a partner in a law firm (Theres a CLUE). When we asked which one she literally said, " I dunno....one downtown, it has a really long name...I have a debit card from them though *hehe*".
All I could think again was WOW!! No wonder this guy never made eye contact. He was just counting the hours until Monday when he could go back to work and support his HABIT...which obviously was her. I would venture to guess where her true talents lie, and what she was bringing to the marriage that he would want to support "the lifestyle she was accustomed to....", but I will let you draw your own conclusions......
Monday, July 19, 2010
This is a GARAGE DOOR!
This is a standard size door
People never cease to amaze me. We actually had a woman argue with us about this. She bought a refrigerator, and called us to pick it up and deliver it. She said we were taking it from a GARAGE, and delivering it to her home. She even told us it was a "one man job...no problem". Now I think you all know where this is going.....
We get to the address, and first we think we are at the wrong place. Something is missing....NO GARAGE!! We knock on the door, and yes we are at the right place. The homeowner leads us through the STANDARD SIZE DOOR to the storage room that the refrigerator is in. I have been doing this long enough to KNOW that this refrigerator is NOT going to fit out this door without some labor involved.
So now we call the lady to let her know that this is going to take at least an extra half an hour....and that we need to be PAID for that extra half hour. She proceeds to argue with us. She tried to convince us that the 10'X12' storage room that we were currently standing in was a garage. While I admit that, if you moved the Christmas decorations around, the new Smart Car may in fact have fit in there...it still would not have fit through the door.
Eventually, she calmed down enough, and realized that she was wrong. All this time the clock is ticking. Not that it matters at this point, this job has turned into a complete joke. She agrees to the extra half an hour, which still isn't enough, but oh well.
So the job that was supposed to be a one hour, one man job taking a refrigerator out of a garage...turned into a two hour, two man job that we had to remove the door to the STORAGE ROOM, AND remove the handles to the fridge.
Seriously, I am not sure if it is ignorance, or tryin to get a job done for as cheap as possible. Probably a litle from column A and a little from column B. Why people can't be honest with us beforehand is frustrating to say the least. I forgot to mention that this lady lived in BFE!! Her 15miles from one property to the other turned out to be close to 30, and that is after driving 40mins across town to get to her. And when we were done....you guessed it...we were still in BFE!! So this quick one hour job, took almost three, of which we were paid for about half of it. THIS is why bigger moving companies charge minimums, set up fees, and anything else they can get away with. All we try to do is get paid for the time we actually work, and people act like we are tryin to rip them off. Good Times.....