Thursday, June 11, 2009

Top Signs You Picked the Wrong Moving Company

Great price? Check.
Friendly? Check.
Careful with the China? Check.
Asked for your new address? Uh, oh.

Mime Movers is a great concept, but those invisible boxes don't seem to work very well.

The first load they took was your entertainment center, home computer, and jewelry. That was two weeks ago.

The phone number on their business card connects you to the Crime Stoppers hotline.

They don't use peanuts to pack your fine crystal--they use peanut butter.

They assure you that your stuff will get from NY to LA before you do--assuming there's not much traffic in the Panama Canal.

Upon arrival at your new home, you notice that the driver's new uniform looks an awful lot like your wife's old wedding dress.

They offer a "Bordello rate" if you allow them to make use of your bed during transport.

After you call Big Top Movers, a Volkswagen Beetle shows up and 13 clowns reeking of elephant dung climb out.

Insists that Swiss cheese, not Styrofoam, makes the best packing material, and proceeds to wrap china in individual slices.

Their slogan: "100% satisfaction or your silverware back!"

They keep flicking ashes in Grandma's urn.

The guys from One Glove Movers show up wearing surgical masks and proceed to carry each item in one gloved hand while they hold their crotches and moonwalk to the truck.

The first question they ask: "Paper or plastic?"

"Starving Students" were booked solid, and "Thirsty Fratboys" didn't seem like such a bad idea at the time.

An hour after the truck pulls away, all your stuff is listed on eBay.

The box marked "TV" is barking.

30 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Gotta love it, Sally. I hope you're not using any of those guys.

artis1111 said...

just do it ourselves. That way we know it will be right. We don't move often either. Hope youre move is better. I have heard of really bad ones. Kathy

Becky K. said...

These sound like the nightmares I would have in the week before a big move.

It is just "stuff" right?

No...you'll be fine.

But a funny list.

jlshall said...

I've used those guys! More than once, unfortunately. Hope your move turns out to be as good as your sense of humor.

Patti VZ said...

LOL! Very cute!

recipes for the life said...

Uh oh!I hope it is not the movers you picked!
Very hilarious post Sal

♥ Chaitra

Dixie said...

Sally... I hope none of these things happen to you... blessings. Dixie

April said...

Pray that you'll be able to avoid all of these things, Sally! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Funny Sally... I just hope that you all didn't choose the wrong moving company!!!! ha ha ... I am sure you did NOT.

When I moved from Texas to Tennessee, I got three estimates from moving companies. I chose one --hoping they would do a good job. AND they DID thank goodness. The worst thing for me was seeing that big moving truck pull away from my townhouse with my LIFE in it. Talk about feeling empty...

Hugs,
Betsy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Again thanks for the laugh Sally! :-) The minute I read the line where they did'nt asked for the new address, I smell trouble. Then again in real life it kinda happens. Well not necessarily this tragic. But we get caught up with a very nice sales pitch that we forget to read the fine print :-)

Good luck on your move and may you arrived at the other end of the tunnel safely (like you said in your previous post :-) )

Li

sara said...

those are great and some a little too true!! ha!

Darlene said...

Hahahaha let's hope you don't end up with any of them!!!!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

How funny. I was on #3 before I got that it was a joke. Tee Heehee

Charlotte said...

Boy I'm glad I'm not moving. LOL
Our experiences with movers have all been very good.
Hope yours turns out good and not like anything listed above.
Charlotte

Clif said...

I'm stepping up my prayer schedule for you right now.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Uh oh, I hope you didn't call any of these! Thanks for the giggles, these are too good! ☺ Diane

salmagundi said...

I liked the one about the mime movers. Thanks for my giggle today. Sally

imjacobsmom said...

Unfortunately, Sally we did choose one of those.....Please be sure to read the fine print before you sign the contract - especially about the reimbursement costs if things are damaged or stolen. I learned the hard way, that a company we used to move quickly from one house to another reimbursed at 40 cents on the POUND - not value of your belongings. So a gold chain = nothing. A $600 TV = $50. Also, before you sign the the final list of your belongings, be sure to check the item description. My brand new sofa was soiled and squished. They wrapped it in a movers quilt that turned out to be filthy. They had marked on the list that my NEW sofa was worn, old, used and soiled so that it covered all of their bases if anything happened to it. The packing and moving took late into the night and they hit you with the papers when you are tired and worn out so you sign them without paying much attention. PAY ATTENTION, PLEASE! Have a nice move. ~ Robyn

Terry said...

Hi Sally
Lol ,great post .
Hope all is going well today.
Take care.
Hugs

Blondie's Journal said...

I had a great laugh over this as well as a little shiver up my spine at the thought of ever having to move...

xoxo
Jane

Cheryl B. said...

" When I write or share something about one of my friends in a posting, I always make sure I send them a copy of it, so they know what was said about them. Today I included information about you and your blog site in my posting, so I thought I should let you know about it as well."

The above paragraph is the first paragraph in an email I sent out today, to all of the owners of blogs whom host "theme days", that I could find email addresses for. But the email I sent to you got returned. The rest of the email is what I posted today on our blog. Go to: www.xanga.com/thehousethatlovebuilt to read it for yourself.

Hopefully, it will then clarify of all of this for you ;-}

Cheryl B.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I think I'd be following that truck...lol...
I hope you are picking a more relable source for your move....

Judi said...

Sally...now wouldn't that just scare you if even one of those things happen when your movers show up...what would you do I wonder.
It won't though.
hope all is well and you are getting closer to the finish line.
have a lovely weekend and hope you get some time for you..maybe checking our another old time restaurant...yum!
Judi

Barbara H. said...

The bordello one is just too creepy!

At least with this list, almost any real life movers would look good!

Chandy said...

LOL Sally, I think you've got it all covered. ;-)

We've done both ourselves for short moves and big companies for state to state and all I can say is, I hope to not move anywhere too far again!

Happy moving (whatever stage you're in now)

Coloradolady said...

I hope you were careful hiring your moving company...good grief...can you imagine.

I entered one of your book giveaways on the side...I don't know how you have time to read with all you are up to these days.

Barbara said...

Sally, I am still laughing, but sometimes some the things you said really do happen.

Hope your move goes well for you and nothing gets damaged.

Hugs, Barbara

xinex said...

Oh my goodness! I think this is where the delivery guys that broke the armoire they were moving and broke my antique angels too works. I hope you get a reputable company...Christine

Charli and me said...

Oh my... Peanut butter! I hope you don't pick any of those guys either.....

Susie Q said...

Loved these Sally! We endured 17 moves and had more than a couple of BAD ones! But you just have to laugh! This put a big smile on my face!

Love,
Sue