Sunday, October 02, 2005

my move, in short

movers, who were an hour and a half late: $380 + $120 tip

ice cream from the truck that drove by my storage space as i waited: $2

handheld radio to listen to the yankees game during the waiting/moving: $10

getting to the apartment to find the toilet doesn't work and they haven't yet installed any of the kitchen appliances, leaving me on lindsey's couch still: Priceless

18 people who played with me:

Blogger 1 said...

You crack me up. Sorry you are still couch bound. LOL At least you got a little from the icecream man.

10/03/2005 12:08 AM  
Blogger Me said...

Awww. That sucks! Hope the ice cream was good.

I never realized how expensive movers are! Wow.

10/03/2005 1:44 AM  
Blogger Popeye said...

Sucky. Moving sucks. I hate it.

10/03/2005 6:37 AM  
Blogger Edna B said...

ooooh bugger

10/03/2005 6:46 AM  
Blogger ScroobiousScrivener said...

I'm struggling a bit with the $120 tip issue... whywhywhy?

But otherwise, deep sympathies, and may it all be sorted asap. I think it's obligatory to have some very crappy moving stories in one's life. So mebbe that's your quota, then. It'll all be easier from here. :-)

10/03/2005 7:31 AM  
Blogger JustJunebug said...

yeah me too!! i didnt tip my movers! thats what i PAID them to do. sorry it didnt go so smoothly!! but hope today is much better!!!!

10/03/2005 8:35 AM  
Blogger Digitalicat said...

There are still ice cream trucks where you live? I'm so jealous. I haven't even seen one of those in years.

10/03/2005 9:11 AM  
Blogger jazz said...

you must tip movers! i was on a five floor walk up. a 10-20 dollar tip (is average) an hour per person...three guys, two hours...

10/03/2005 9:45 AM  
Blogger Vexation said...

Ouch.

Still, in the long run cheaper than the do it yourself moving with a few friends.

After you factor in the beer, broken furniture, and mysteriously missing boxes.

10/03/2005 4:08 PM  
Blogger marriedman said...

Reading jazz's post while at work which will soon to result in loss of income: ($-3,500 a month)

Feeling kinda bad for Jazz that she spent that much money for something I could have done: ($0.00)

Molesting Jazz's breasts in my mind as I type this comment: Priceless

10/03/2005 5:11 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

I hope they get the crap you have already paid to use in ASAP so you can start living your "real person" life. It seems like they are really starting to clean up the northern part of Manhattan, you should o just fine. But, damn that is a haul to the fun parts of town.

10/03/2005 9:56 PM  
Blogger colonialave said...

Jazz - baby please. You should have just picked up some guy at the bar, told him you'd do him and all his friends if he moved your furniture. Then while they were moving your stuff, invite all your hot girlfriends over for a party at your place - a house warming kind of thing so ultimately they'd bring all the booze. You know, to warm the house. Eventually as the night wares on they'd get drunk with all the guys in your place and go home to their places to hook up. And TA DAAA!

Free move, free booze, free love. No master card.

Now THAT'S how a city girl moves.

btw: my verification word is "hoopz" Like the one's you'd have those guys jumping through. Yeah. That's right ;)

10/03/2005 11:03 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

you should have started to make friends by asking the neighbors to borrow their shower and their kitchen appliances to make a nice smoothy- hello! neighbors!

10/03/2005 11:29 PM  
Blogger Syar said...

my dad probably tipped our movers, I don't see why. they left fed and watered. we were left with a lingering smell of sweaty armpit and a living room now wallpapered with cabinets.

sorry about the couch bound-STILL situation. hope things improve. :-)

10/04/2005 1:13 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

wow, didn't know about the calculations that go into tipping movers -- i'd usually just give one lump tip. good to know.

but damn, i could go for a strawberry shortcake good humor bar right now. thanks, jas.

10/04/2005 5:04 AM  
Blogger JustJunebug said...

oh well in that case yes, tipping i would think is involved. i guess i didnt tip mine cause i actually knew them. i did give one of them my stereo system that i didnt want anymore...

10/04/2005 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Stargazer said...

marriedman,
You are so far out of your league you might as well be in another galaxy. Dreaming your life away, married life can do that to you.

Jazz ain't no gold digger, but she don't play with no crazy folk. Gay/conflicted library Adonis being an exception that proves the rule.

10/04/2005 6:16 PM  
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11/10/2005 4:15 AM  

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