Post # 91
So I did say I’d be back to update everyone, and here I am. Well, sheer morbid curiosity did end up getting the best of me and I ended up making an appearance at this packing potluck last Saturday. I didn’t stay the whole time, as my husband and I had agreed upon a plan beforehand. He would drop me off at her place, wait a half hour, then call me with a major “last minute emergency” saying that he had to come pick up right away.
With the plan in place, I went. I brought a bag of chips and some salsa. It was cheap and easy. I also brought along a couple of old moving boxes I had left over in my garage. When I showed up, the house was in total chaos. They had everything pulled out, random things scattered everywhere, and there were only three other people there (all of them family.) She kept making comments about how she “thought there’d be more interest”
In the short time I was there, nobody else showed up. I was there long enough to help pack a some DVDs into a box before my husband called with the “major emergency” I apologized for not being able to stay longer, and made my exit. When I talked to her at work, it sounded like she and her husband were still trying to move. Apparently the “packing potluck” was a dismal failure. No surprise there.
Moral of the story: if you want friends to help you move, at least buy them food!
Post # 92
Thanks for the update!! I hope they think long and hard and realize why it was a failure… and learn from it for the future. But something tells me they’ll keep wondering why no one else was interested.
Post # 93
How much stuff do they have that 3 family members and themselves couldn’t get it done? Sheesh.
Post # 94
WTF?! If im going to help someone pack, I would expect them to feed ME!!! Not bring a potluck dish too. No thanks…
Post # 95
Water actually came out my nose when I read “I thought there would be more interest.” I would love a hit of whatever she is taking. Being that oblivious must be very freeing.
Post # 96
skier11 : Going out of curiousity with an exit strategy in place and reporting back to us hoping-for-an-update Bees…..I bow to your genius
I’m puzzled by their complete lack of organization. I’ve moved multiple times in my life and DVDs, books etc are the kind of thing they could pack well in advance, a few boxes here and there kind of thing, while purging anything for donating/recycling/ garbage (another reason I’d want to get this stuff out of the way myself- how on earth would a co-worker know what she wanted to keep or purge?) I could understand if this was an emergency move- in an emergency I’d help out anyone without snark- but this sounds like a consciously planned move.
annabananabee : LOL love this! Quite the bubble she’s living in there.
Post # 97
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skier11 : I snorted so loud at the “thought there’d be more interest” part my puppy stopped chewing his bone to see if I was okay.
That is hilarious.
It is amazing to me how stunningly dense some people can be. I mean, HOW COULD ANYONE RESIST the opportunity to bring food, moving supplies, and sweat equity in the face of such an appealing offer??
Mind boggling. I’m boggled.
Glad to hear the universe still makes sense and nobody showed.
Post # 98
This is classic. Something tells me these people will never learn, but I thank them and you for a most excellent chuckle.
Post # 99
She thought there would be more interest in working for free and providing food for yourself and others? Entitled, cheap, and completely out of touch with reality. Has this dimwit never heard of pizza delivery?
Glad you updated. What a moron.
Post # 100
Gee, I’m surprised she didn’t post the event on Craigslist and wait for the hordes.
Post # 101
Clueless. Honest to goodness some people…. I wonder if she would have accepted an invite to give up a day to help someone else move and on top of that was expected to supply food?
Post # 102
“I snorted so loud at the “thought there’d be more interest” part my puppy stopped chewing his bone to see if I was okay” .
That made me snort so that if my little old dog hadn’t been so deaf she might have done the same.
OP, thank you for going above and beyond the call of Bee duty !
Post # 103
I’ll be moving in a few months. I think I’ll give this a try!!! (Read with sarcasm).