Wednesday, 5 June 2013
rocking to the rhythm in the ice cream van
Two Polish guys with a big box arrived today.
I asked them to carry it upstairs, half expecting that it wouldn't go around the bend in the stairs.
That's not the first time this has happened and previously I've had to make a hole in the wall to get the offending item upstairs.
These guys were on a schedule and after the five minutes they'd budgeted for drop-off they were on their way to the next place. "Call customer services," they explained as they ran back to their truck.
Something like a reverse robbery really.
I then had a three dimensional geometry puzzle to get the large item upstairs. Unpack it from the cardboard, measure it and work out that I'd got about 2 cm of clearance if I jigged it at various tortuous angles.
It was also deceptively heavy and a very warm afternoon. I think it took about half an hour, at the end of which at least a replacement tee-shirt would be a good idea.
Maybe after a celebratory an ice-cream.