I’m writing this mostly for documentation. And because Holy cheese-balls Batman!
Really. I’ve got to vent to somebody…
I got a call from our moving guy today. You know, the one who accidentally packed his cigarettes and his water pill in with my toiletries…
We filed a broken stuff claim which was an event in itself – I posted about it on my other blog.
When the movers loaded our house they loaded the electric piano I heard them discussing the side of the piano so I stuck my head in the room and let them know not to worry, the side is supposed to come off. I think I was even specific about there being screws but I can’t remember for sure.
What I didn’t know when I said that, is that they weren’t discussing how to move it. They were discussing the fact that instead of unscrewing the side, they had RIPPED THE SIDE CLEAN OFF. But did they bother to mention that at the time? No. They just said nothing and now mover guy says that I told them not to worry because it was already broken which is TOTALLY NOT TRUE because it wasn’t already broken so why would I say that?
He also said that he can’t see how they could lose the cap from our twin air mattress which I claimed because the cap is now missing so we can’t use it anymore. I told him, “well, you weren’t really all that careful. It could have fallen off in transit and then gotten thrown away with the packing paper accidentally when you viciously unpacked my stuff.” He said, “Well, I thought we were pretty careful.”
So I filled him in on careful by rattling off some of the things we didn’t claim because it wasn’t worth my time to look up values.
Bent and ripped up books, broken candle warmer, unopened Hotwheels cars that had motor oil all over them.
Also, they had packed Kait’s CAMERA LENSES WITH BRICKS, PEOPLE. And garage stuff packed with kitchen stuff. And they didn’t pack our silverware drawer or our keyboard or our speakers or the mouse…
We looked everywhere for that silverware for days before I thought to call my old neighbor and ask her to take a look in the house. And sure enough…
I just want to say that I have NEVER had to file a claim after a move before. NEVER. And we have moved using a moving company 8 times, 4 of those moves took us from one coast to another. This move was just 10 or so miles.
When I got off the phone with the guy I was so frustrated and had to apologize to my two oldest for getting snippy with them over something silly. Then Kait felt bad because I felt bad about getting snippy because the movers ticked me off and she drew me this using an app on her phone. It’s sort of like therapy. Only funnier.
And then this to finish out the therapy session:
And THIS is why I love her.
Also, how can I stay frustrated when I have my own rainbow?