Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Representin' for the 2-aught-six, y'all!

Thank ghod THAT's over.

The plan was, we pick up the truck saturday morning, finish loading by mid-afternoon, I head back to Seattle and we unload sunday morning. That, of course, went like all the best-laid plans of mice.

Friday afternoon, we're waiting for them to call to tell me where and when to pick up the truck. Finally I call them and get told they'll call saturday morning by 9. Well, shit, that's still early enough to get a good start.

Then saturday morning comes, 9 o'clock rolls around, and no call. So I call them again and get told that they're just opening, and needed time to inspect the returned trucks. So why was I told I would be called at 9? "Oh," says the perky skank on the other end, "whoever told you that must have been new."

So I call back later. And later. And finally around 11 they tell me there's a truck waiting for me in Port Moody. Picture driving from south Seattle to Lynnwood without taking the freeway. That's about the distance from Richmond to Port Moody.

We had booked a 17-footer. The truck they gave us was 24 feet. The good news is they didn't charge us for the upgrade. The bad news is we needed it. I don't know if you know this, but me and Shellswick have a lot of crap.

More later.

Copyright 2004 Rich Bowen

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