"I can smell the joy, happiness, and challenges of a new beginning”, I whispered dreamily to my exasperated husband, who sat on our room couch with a loud thud. His eyes bulged out as he took in my dazed expression. “Kate, we are not going for a vacation, we are going to relocate to another country. Where we will have to build a new life altogether.” He told me in an agitated tone. “So?” I asked him in a questioning tone. “It’s a challenge and we will emerge victoriously.”
“Let me make you a nice cup of hot chocolate with extra cream and shavings of Hershey kisses and then we will plan out how to go about it.” I cajoled him in a motherly tone and sauntered off to kitchen humming “new life new beginnings.” When I came back, I saw him engrossed in his laptop. I asked him what was he doing. Without removing his eyes from the screen he told me that he is looking for the best cheap moving companies in Darby PA. He then informed me that his company is paying for moving services and I jumped in delight! I scolded Zack for looking for cheap moving companies as I thought they may not be that good. Little did I know at that time that karma was silently laughing at me and was preparing for a comeback!
We argued till late until he surrendered to my wishes. I wanted to hire the most expensive moving company as I thought they will provide great services. That was the biggest mistake I made. I should have conducted proper and thorough research before hiring the moving company. Asked my family, friends, colleagues, and neighbor for referrals and recommendations.
I googled and zeroed one moving company. They were hell expensive but claimed to provide their exceptional services to Crème Da le Crème of society. While going through their terms and conditions I came to know that they were not licensed or insured. I asked them about the same but they forestalled my query by saying that their old license expired and they have applied for the new one. As for insurance they said, they never broke or misplaced any product, therefore, they do not need to provide any insurance. A little bit took aback by their cockiness I bit back my retort and had almost made up my mind not to hire them when they got a call of famous personality who needed their moving services. I immediately sat back again to avail of their services.
They promised to visit my house after two days to take into account the items they need to pack so that they can bring the moving truck and book storage facility and cargo services accordingly. Only If I could see through their shadiness I would have never ever hired them.
As promised, they arrived at the designated time. But I was a bit shocked to look at the movers. They were huge, bulky and had nasty odors emanating from them. They didn’t greet me at the doorstep instead just barged in, Moreover, they were not even wearing their company uniform. A little bit offended I showed them the things that they were required to move. While showing them around we came into my kitchen. I wanted to show them my state of the art appliances but a small sound of moan, munch and crunch made me turn sharply and look at them wearily. My eyes literally bulged out when I saw them devouring my freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I was disgusted would be a huge understatement. First of all, where were their basic manners? They should have at least asked me. I would have made them tea to go along with it. I was about to ask them when suddenly I witnessed the most horrendous site of my life. One of the movers just wiped his hands on the back of my kitchen dining table chair. Enough! It was the last nail in the coffin. I immediately told them in the curt tone that I will call them to tell my decision. Suddenly, I felt out of breath and creeped out. I just wanted these unhygienic, unpolished and ungentlemanly aliens out of my house. I immediately called their company and complained about them. Crying inconsolably at my naivety, I called my best friend up and asked her to recommend me best moving companies in Darby PA.
Today, when I look back at that dreadful day I just want to hide inside my duvet and never show my face to anyone. What huge blunder I was going to make. It was as if divine help intervened and saved me from them. I was truly lucky and cheap companies do really help you out.