While moving homes can be a stressful time for all, have you ever thought about how it seems from the point of view of the removalist? After all, they’re doing this job day in and day out so it surely must be tiring! However, once you do something for so long, you eventually come across situations that are quite humorous later on.
Attack of the Cursing Nun
One story comes from a mover hired by an old lady to transport her things. After turning up at her house, he finds out there’s no truck. She tells him it’s stuck in traffic so he brings her furniture outside to be ready when the moving truck arrives. An hour passes and still there’s no truck. After this, he gets suspicious and again questions the old lady and her friends. It turns out she hadn’t even hired a moving vehicle at all!
So naturally he asks her what they’re going to load all the furniture in. At this point, her sweet personality suddenly changes and she starts swearing and attacking the man! His assistants had to break up a fight between this little old lady and the big, burly mover.
One of her friends comes up, calls her sister, and tells her to calm down. So the swearing lady was a nun as well. She refuses to release the payment (this guy had been there for several hours by now) and so he calls the police. This would be true of any team of professional removalists in Sydney or elsewhere as they deserve to be paid for their services. The cops come and say that he can press charges against her if he wishes. After this, she grudgingly accepts she needs to pay.
So he gets into his car and is about to leave when she asks if he’ll move her furniture back inside. He says no. She goes nuts again and moves her car to block the way out of her place. The police have to go and arrest her before he can leave. To top it off, at that moment a big black cloud appears, drenching her furniture in a rare, karmic display.
You’ve Packed My Daughter!
Our second story involves a crew of six movers helping a single, middle-aged woman move house. Everything was going fine and the truck was almost ready to go. Suddenly, one of his assistants runs down the stairs from her apartment and says she’s freaking out. He goes upstairs to find her frantic. “You have my daughter!” she screams and runs down to the removals vehicle.
Now the mover is sure they haven’t packed anyone in the back of the truck. His crew had been loading up boxes and furniture into the moving vehicle and there was no sign of anyone else there. After calming her down though, they find out that in fact her daughter’s ashes had been in the living room and they’d been inadvertently packed with the rest of her belongings.
Understandably, the woman was afraid that the ashes would spill out while in transit. Even though the removalist reassured her that they’d be fine, he still took the time and effort to search through the packed items and retrieve the wooden box. As promised, it was still locked and intact so this is a story that ends up better than the one above.
How about you? Do you have any funny or weird moving stories that you have to tell about your past experience as a mover? While this job can be stressful, sometimes it brings about interesting stories which we would love to hear below.